Legacy eLearning courses are the courses developed in 1990’s or until 2012. This is a generic approximation made based on the fact that new eLearning technologies have emerged from 2012. The courses developed prior to this period are considered out-dated or legacy courses and needed enhancement to meet new learning requirements and challenges like responsive and mobile compatibility.
A Snap-shot on Modern History of eLearning Industry Evolution
Since 2012, eLearning industry has witnessed significant evolution in two major areas; one is in course development and deployment technologies, and second in learning approaches to address mobile learning platforms and millennial learners.
Until 1999 when Trivantis Corporatation released Lectora as elearning development tool, it was dominantly an era of Adobe Flash (prior to 2005, it was known as Macromedia Flash). With the advent of laptops and handheld smartphones, Flash started losing its share because it was made for desktop computers and causing multiple problems for other devices such as over-heating, battery drain, poor web security, etc. In 2012, Adobe Captivate 6 and Articulate Storyline 1 stared creating its space in the industry. On 28th of October 2014, HTML5 was released as an alternative to Flash with all required features to create a secure, responsive and engaging elearning course.
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