Browser Support Changing For Learning Resources

A small percentage of the resources that Knovation curates rely on the Netscape Plug-in API (NPAPI), which is a plug-in that extends the capabilities of browsers like Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer. NPAPI was developed by Netscape 20 years ago, and was introduced as a way of allowing users to interact with media-rich content, such as videos or simulations.

A lot has changed since 1995, and as publishers have gradually moved away from this older technology, so too have browsers. We now find that resources which rely on NPAPI plugins are often slow to load, cause the browser to crash, or even compromise the security of your computer. As a result, Chrome has decided to phase out the support of resources that rely on NPAPI plug-ins, such as Java and QuickTime.

Knovation is committed to staying close to this development as browsers make this shift. During this time, we will be continuously analyzing resources that we curate, and removing those that no longer meet the high standards that we apply to every learning resource that we make available.

We encourage you to alert our curriculum content team in the event that your browser is unable to display a resource. If you find a resource that no longer works as expected, please let us know by reporting a problem. Youai??i??ll find the ai???Report a Problemai??? button next to every learning resource in netTrekker and icurio.Ai?? We will work quickly to resolve the issue, or locate additional resources that you can use in their place. If youai??i??re experiencing issues with QuickTime or Java resources using Chrome, consider opening the resource on a different browser, such as Internet Explorer.

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