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MOOC Evaluation at Harbinger

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Base Camp is a ritual that is followed every year at Harbinger. This year, we formed six teams, each taking a project related to Harbinger operations / roadmap. Our team got an opportunity to work on the project - “Learning culture at Harbinger.” It was about researching on how learning happens at Harbinger and suggest steps to build the learning culture.

Raptivity Presenting on M-Learning at eLearning Africa 2012 in Benin

Raptivity

Manager – Business Development of Harbinger Knowledge Products will be presenting on the topic “Interactivity Paradigm shifts to Mobile Learning” [.]. Raptivity, the award-winning software for creating rapid e-Learning interactivities is speaking at eLearning Africa conference in Benin. Vinod Ganjoo, Sr.

Darwinianism in Online Learning

Raptivity

It’s now six months since Harbinger Knowledge Products – makers of Raptivity®, the award-winning, rapid e-learning development software tool that comes with a library of pre-built customisable interactions, most of which are interactive – launched ‘Raptivity Evolve’ for its Raptivity [.]. eLearning eLearning tools interactive learning raptivity Raptivity Evolve

Highlights of the ASTD International Conference and Expo 2012

Raptivity

Recently, I had the opportunity to be part of the Harbinger Team that exhibited at the ASTD International Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado from May 6-9, 2012. The expo hall was brightly lit and abuzz with nearly 400 vendors [.].

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Raptivity Linker Launches: Create Short Interactive Learning Experiences by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Raptivity, the award-winning interactivity building tool from Harbinger Knowledge Products, has announced the launch of. Raptivity Linker, an innovative way to create short interactive learning experiences. Design & Development Tools Design Strategies Development Strategies Rapid Development

Harbinger Raptivity: Packaged Interactivity by Joe Ganci

Learning Solutions Magazine

Raptivity (Harbinger Knowledge Products Inc.) allows designers to create and customize over 225 types of interactions. Interactions are Flash SWF files and can play independently or within any authoring environment that accepts SWF files. You don’t use Raptivity to build whole courses, rather, you build rich interactivity with it, one interaction at a time.

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mLearning - What Works? What Doesn't?

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

This summer's thought leadership webinar from Harbinger Group attracted over 1000 registrants. The webinar speakers were Janhavi Padture, Vice President at Harbinger Group and Robert Gadd, President and Chief Mobile Officer of OnPoint Digital. 'As always, we hosted the webinar three times in the day to cater to Asia-Pacific, Europe and Americas', added Jamaica Bracken, chief anchor Perhaps it was the powerful and relevant theme that drew such crowd: Interactions on Mobile. What works? What Doesn’t? The Raptivity-sponsored event provided several insights in interactive mLearning.

Raptivity Launches Raptivity Linker for Creating “Learning Arcs” by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Raptivity, the award-winning interactivity building tool from Harbinger Knowledge Products, announces the launch of Raptivity Linker, an innovative solution for creating “learning arcs.” This new software holds a promise to go beyond learning interactions and allow users to create truly interactive learning experiences. Design & Development Tools Getting Started Rapid Development

Raptivity Launches Raptivity Linker, A Solution to Create Short Interactive Learning Experiences by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Raptivity, the award-winning interactivity building tool from Harbinger Knowledge Products, has announced the. launch of. Raptivity Linker, an innovative way to create short interactive learning experiences. Design & Development Tools Design Strategies Development Strategies Rapid Development

Internet of Things: Imagination is the only limit

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

I started my journey with Harbinger Systems sometime back. Though I am just a couple of months old here, the knowledge and exposure which I have received has been enormous. have interacted and learned a lot from my colleagues who always push and encourage me to dabble in new things. A few days back, one of my colleagues mentioned about The Internet of Things (IOT) to me.

Avatars in eLearning: Best Practices

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Here are the top 4 reasons, according to Janhavi Padture, Director - Learning Solutions at Harbinger Knowledge Products. Avatars are interactive animated pedagogical agents. Avatars personalize a course, add variety to learning, especially in long modules on complex subjects. life-like ‘human’ interface makes the learning experience more ‘real’. One should expect to find them everywhere.

Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace

ID Reflections

Driving change management – L&D today needs to be the harbinger of change and also the driver. It is increasingly becoming evident that L&D department in organizations can no longer function the way they used to, at least not if they want to be relevant and be a business partner to the organization. Refer to Ross Dawson’s The Future of Work for a detailed overview.

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Celebrating 5 years of Raptivity : Form is Temporary, Class is Timeless

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

As we celebrate 5 successful and growing years of Raptivity , the world's first and leading rapid interactivity building tool for eLearning creators, it gives me and the team at Harbinger Group immense joy and a sense of fulfillment. Raptivity has brought many accolades to Harbinger Group. In the game of cricket, they say a player's form is temporary, but the class is timeless.

Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

This can be done using Google Gears to some extent, or with the Harbinger Offline Player all the way up to SCORM compatible tracking. 6. This is when code optimization, caching and other expert solutions from Harbinger - ranging up to cluster server deployment- come handy. I've been too wrapped up thinking about interactivity to pay attention to the pains learning managers must go through for making their Moodle implementations effective. User Management User management is the starting point in making Moodle successful. Catalog Management What does the learner see on logging in?

Korea's Gigabit Internet to boost eLearning and mLearning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Harbinger Knowledge Products has introduced a Korean version of Raptivity , the e-learning interactivity building software. In my blog on the interactivity technology and its applications, I reviewed the famed ubiquitous city (U-city) project in Seoul that promises several new experiences in the day-to-day lives of citizens. That was a while back. In a recent article, New York Times reports that home internet may get even faster in South Korea. South Korea already boasts of the world's fastest internet connection (Hong Kong and Japan rank #2 and #3, respectively.)

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Performance Learning Productivity

The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age. We may not have noticed it at the time, but the world of learning changed in 1990. the rest is history. Over the next few years the Web turned technical networks into ubiquitous conduits for everyone to use. And for Organisational Learning? There is no doubt this is the way forward.

Janhavi Padture – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Strategy & Research, Harbinger Knowledge Products): Janhavi has over 17 years of experience in the Information Technology field with a focus on web development, project management and marketing. At Harbinger, Janhavi has been involved in strategy, marketing, CRM and new product initiatives including Raptivity, YawnBuster and TeemingPod. We wish you and your team at Harbinger Knowledge Products the very best!  ———————————– Published on 21-Nov-2013. ABOUT JANHAVI PADTURE (V.P., THE INTERVIEW: 1.

mLearning in Africa

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Vinod Ganjoo is an e-learning enthusiast who works as Senior Manager - e-learning Business Development at Harbinger. Recently I had a chance to talk to a speaker at e-Learning Africa 2011 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Vinod has traveled throughout the Middle-east, Africa and South Asia on business. He interacts with instructional designers and training managers in several countries regularly.

Going Mobile: Raptivity 6.0 and New Interactivity Packs

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for Learning Solutions Magazine in April 2010 (Harbinger Raptivity: Packaged Interactivity), but the recent release of version 6.0 of the tool adds some features that are [.]. Link: Going Mobile: Raptivity 6.0 and New Interactivity Packs Joe Ganci reviewed Raptivity 5.5 Computer software eLearning eLearning tools interactive learning mLearning rapid learning raptivity e-learning software education software mobile learning rapid eLearning software

Conference Report: The Training and Development Show ME – 2012

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Harbinger Knowledge Products was glad to be a part of The Training and Development Show ME – 2012 Conference held at World Trade Centre, Dubai (UAE) from the 4th to 5th December 2012. Vinod Ganjoo, Sr. Manager – Business Development [.]. Community Conference eLearning tools raptivity 2012 Conference Report Social Learning Environment Speaker Session The Training and Development Show

Building m-learning : Eliminating Redundant Effort

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

talked to Bijoy, Senior General Manager at Harbinger Knowledge Products, about his vision for eliminating redundant effort in building m-learning and e-learning. Training Magazine’s Learning 3.0 Conference in Chicago on 4th and 5th October 2011 features a talk by Bijoy Banerjee on what he calls Single Source Content. Okay, what's the pain point you are addressing? BB: Today’s learners are prepared to access learning on desktops, laptops, smart phones and tablets. That's what I'm trying to address. So, where do we begin? BB: Well, step one is to get out of denial. What are the advantages?

Occupy Education

Jay Cross

The discussion turned to harbingers of the future. Yesterday I attended a beta workshop conducted by Jerry Michalski on the wecono.me (We+Economy), an application of the principles of the Relationship Economy. What is the Relationship Economy? Occupy. Here’s the opening salvo. Scarcity vs abundance in schooling. Hot Studio. Gotta love their open office design: What to do. Four hours.

Why Organizations Must Encourage Collaboration: Building a Case

ID Reflections

Only when leadership shows they are willing to be harbingers of change, can any change take root and flourish. Organizations, i.e., the business leaders and executives are not interested in learning. Nor do they care much about collaboration. Business cares only about the outcome. How can facilitating collaboration help the organization? What is in it for the employees? And it has.

Recent Research on Interactive Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

This list of existing research and articles on interactivity in learning was put together by Janhavi Padture, Director of Research, Analysis and Strategy at Harbinger Knowledge Products. of Geography, 2005) ‘ Measuring the Effects and Effectiveness of Interactive Advertising ’ (Paul Pavlou, David, Stewart, University of Southern California, Journal of Interactive Advertising, Vol 1 No 1 Fall 2000) ‘ An Introduction to Digital Media ’ (Tony Feldman, 1997, Routledge Publishers, NY, Pages 13-20) ‘ Interactive or Non-Interactive? That is the Question!!!

New mLearning Authoring Offerings - Wave #1

mLearning Trends

Harbinger Group's Raptivity. To facilitate wider mobile delivery of these interactions, Vikas Joshi and his team over at Harbinger have added new functionality that allows IDs to output defined interactions as either Flash or HTML5 packages that can then be assigned and taken via online or offline delivery. It took no longer than the end of January for new product announcements to be made by two of the leading authoring tool vendors who are now offering both Flash and HTML5 course publication output options to instructional designers using their respective applications.

New Milestones for LearningHarbinger Blog

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Check out this article for the entire list: [link] A big thanks to all readers, guest contributors, blog followers and the team at Harbinger Group

The Beginning of a New Journey with Raptivity Team

Raptivity

have recently started on a new journey with Harbinger Group as a part of its Product Management Team and I must say, everything’s just going great! I am exploring Raptivity and the more I learn, the [.]. Hi, I’m Sanobar! eLearning Instructional Design raptivity instructional design Raptivity

Design Tutorial, Part 1: How to Make Your Own iPad-Inspired Icons (and a Free Template!)

Mindflash

Whether you come down on the side of iPad as hype or iPad as harbinger of our computing future, one thing is clear: there’s a shift underway and it’s in our best interest to pay attention! Case in point: my mother-in-law. She’s a pretty solid, if unsophisticated, PC user (sorry, mom!) Shouldn’t my courses have the same kind of easy, accessible feel for my trainees?

DevLearn Reflections

Raptivity

Harbinger, Raptivity’s parent company, completed its 25 years of operations on October 1 this year. Just back from DevLearn and still reeling under its effect, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my experience with everyone. attended visitors at our booth, participated in DemoFest and attended speaker sessions whenever I could grab a chance. Raptivity Team with me in the center.

Ten tips to build interactivity

eFront

Raptivity – From the US/Indian Harbinger Knowledge Products, this well-developed tool is widely used, especially by professional developers. Interactivity is a key component in the learning process. While it’s relatively easy for a teacher in a classroom to interact with the learners and, by ‘reading’ the situation, involve them in the learning process in the most effective ways, it’s much harder for those producing online learning materials. For one thing, they can only make educated guesses at their learners’ needs, state of mind, attitude to and preferences for learning and so on.

Celebrating the iPad Anniversary : Are You Migrating e-Learning to iPad?

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

In this post, I draw on the experience of working on several mobile learning projects and technology products at Harbinger Group to offer a thought. It's been a year since the revolutionary iPad was first announced. Several organizations have realized the importance of delivering training through the iPad. Yet, the best practices are not widely shared, and many 'e-learning to iPad' projects continue to be explorations into the unknown. One question about elearning migration to iPad concerns the choice between a native iPad app versus the browser. Which way to go? Any real-life examples

Getting Started Creating the Mobile Learning Strategy

The Learning Circuits

Remember, here, you are the dreamer of dreams and the makers of music… Not the harbingers of doom and gloom. 4. Well, alright. We have the rationale behind creating a strategy, we know what to avoid, and we understand what can happen when you fall of the tracks. What’s next you ask? It seems that it’s time to get started on the creation of the strategy! Creating the team As with any project, you’re going to need to assemble a team of experts that can assist you in the creation of the end product. In this case, the team needs to be dedicated, focused, and ready truly contribute.

Raptivity Essential : Now Build HTML5 and Flash Interactions Simultaneously

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

As Harbinger Knowledge Products unveils a brand new version of Raptivity Essential that lets you publish interactions in the HTML5 format in addition to Flash SWF format, I thought it would be interesting to talk to Shweta Kulkarni, who was involved deeply in the engineering of this product upgrade. What is the significance of Raptivity Essential? Raptivity Essential provides a sufficient selection of templates for a novice user to get a hold of interactive learning. What prompted you to go the HTML5 way? What makes this a significant milestone? And more are in the works as we speak.

Why MOOCs? Why Now?

Your Training Edge

Many people see MOOCs as a harbinger of changes to come. suggested above that MOOCs are harbingers of things to come. “MOOCs will destroy education!”. MOOCs are wonderful / terrible / game changing innovations / over-hyped gimmicks!”. MOOCs are the future!”. MOOCs are dead!”. If you’ve been paying attention to the MOOC news over the past year or so, you’ve undoubtedly heard at least one (and probably all) of these proclamations. Why are these courses, which generally do not confer any official credit, so popular? And how should organizations view this trend? Necessity. Why MOOCs?

YawnBuster

Clive on Learning

At Online Educa in Berlin, I picked up a trial copy of YawnBuster , a new product from Harbinger Knowledge Products, the makers of Raptivity. If Raptivity is any guide, expect to see Harbinger release a whole series of additional packs. However, full marks to Harbinger for giving us the tool and a bundle of ideas. Having just experienced a particularly dire example of near death by PowerPoint (without the angels and bright lights), I was up for this. YawnBuster is a set of Flash templates that installs as a PowerPoint add-in.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

SAP’s planned takeover of SuccessFactors and Oracle’s move on RightNow (approved this week) all are harbingers of more market consolidation as larger companies look to flesh out their cloud, mobile and social strategies. Here on the last day of the year, I offer my predications for the big and shaping trends we’ll see in the enterprise mobile learning space for 2012. So, in no certain order, here are my predictions… 1. Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. Or perhaps this is more a case of the classic “frog in boiling water” scenario. Access Points Diversify. Fewer but More Capable Tablets.

reviewing offline player possibilities for LMS

Ignatia Webs

The offline players that are tested at the moment: Meridian Meridian blackboard backpack Harbinger What we look at is: their possibility to be integrated in different LMS's, need to download contents, the possibility to deliver content on a cd-rom/USB, SCORM compliance, quick support system, size of the data that is synchronised, user friendliness and of course the price. At this moment the Harbinger one is definitely in the lead A disadvantage in using courses that are centralized in a LMS is the fact that learners who are not connected to the web constantly have a setback.