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An Essential Course on HTML5 on EdX, Taught by the Creators of This Language

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a 14-year-old global organization that sets standards for the Web (HTML5’s among others), will soon launch its first course on edX, HTML5 Part 1.

This 6-weeks-long course, scheduled in June, is led by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and CEO Dr. Jeff Jaffe, and includes experts who helped create HTML5. It is oriented to students interested in learning HTML5 and core Web technologies as well as creating rich websites and applications.

HTML5 is now supported on mobile phones, connected objects, game consoles, and automobile dashboards. It provides native support for video and audio without plug-ins as well as offline applications. “HTML5 represents the set of features that entrepreneurs and organizations will rely on for years to come,” say the course creators.

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