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Digitization of Education – Modernizing Classrooms for Good

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela. When I was a young kid, I could not even imagine learning anywhere except for a traditional classroom and in the physical presence of my teachers.

An Educational Program to Help Teenagers Recover from Nicotine Addiction: A Case Study in EdTech

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Drug addiction is a severe problem in youth across USA. In fact, prescription drug misuse is the fastest-growing drug problem in the United States. And it intensely affects the lives of teenagers in multiple ways.

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5 Trends That Will Drive the Transformation of EdTech in 2021

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Covid-19 has accelerated the adoption of technology across various sectors, but the speed at which EdTech advanced is remarkable. Millions of schools switched to remote learning, almost overnight.

The EdTech Story: Designing Products for Impacting Student Outcomes and Student Engagement

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The education landscape around us is disrupting rapidly. This was happening even before COVID hit us, and the pandemic just accelerated it. What is even more interesting is, that these changes are not happening at a focal point, but cutting across age groups – K-12, Higher Ed, and adult learning.

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5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Rapidly Transforming Organizational Content to Learning Experiences

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Imagine taking a customer visit report and creating a case study for sales staff; a video recording of a new product demo meeting converted to product learning nuggets; or a zoom meeting recording converted to best practices of handling challenging situations.

Successful Transition to Remote Learning: Decoding the New Normal

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The world might be grappling with multiple slowdowns today, but if there is one area that the COVID-19 crisis has fast-tracked, it is the adoption of remote work and remote learning. As organizations try and decode the new normal, there is a complete paradigm shift underway.

Supporting Online Workplaces: A Case for Building Better Integrations

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With the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, HR and L&D leaders are finding themselves inundated with messages such as “7 Steps to Make Work from Home Effective” or “How to Take your Classrooms Online Quickly”.

Moving to Online Classrooms – Getting Ready to Tackle the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Enterprises and educational institutes are looking for ways to ensure business continuity in the face of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Events are being cancelled, classes are being suspended, travel is being cut down, people are preferring to stay at home.

Six Factors to Consider before Formulating Your Nudge-Learning Strategy

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In the modern-day workplace, L&D stakeholders have a greater & bigger responsibility than ever before. The need of the hour is to help employees by providing them effective learning solutions that cut through the noise. Nudge-learning, indeed, has the potential of solving some key modern-day workplace issues. But before you get into formulating your nudge-learning strategy, it is imperative to consider some key aspects listed below.

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Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

The 4D Development Methodology for Modernization

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In some recent blogs, I mentioned about the xSMART framework for modernization and its benefits. In this blog, we’ll have a look at the 4D development methodology which operationally complements the xSMART framework. A typical modernization project could be divided into 4 distinct phases – Define, design, develop, and deliver. This 4D development methodology enables teams in managing and executing modernization projects in a controlled manner. Let us look at all 4 phases in detail: Define.

Micro-Learning: The Interactive Way

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What is the first word that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘micro-learning’? More than 90% people would respond, “videos”. Over a period, videos have become synonymous with micro-learning. Interesting videos with the right story-line, engaging graphics, and optimal speed, can be a great micro-learning aid. Even though videos come with a lot of benefits, they are really hard to maintain or update in-line with changing content.

xSMART – The Framework to Drive Your Content Modernization Initiative

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In my last blog , I touched upon how organizations are looking at modernizing their existing learning material to adapt to technology disruptions and meet the modern-day learners’ demands. Modernization is being used as a transformational strategy to deliver business results by creating unique experiences for learners. Harbinger has built a framework to aid modernization.

Why Do We Need a Content Modernization Strategy Now More than Ever Before?

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To adapt to technology disruptions and meet the modern-day learners’ demands, many organizations are looking at modernizing their existing learning material. But sometimes, modernization could be mistaken purely as transformation from Flash to HTML5 and in an oversight; the bigger underlying opportunity could be overlooked. A broader definition of modernization and a bigger picture could help prevent this.

Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

ILT Trainers– Are you leaving something on the table?

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The way learning is delivered directly impacts performance and retention. Traditionally, it has been done through classroom-based, Instructor-led training (ILT) sessions which efficiently met relevant learning objectives. However, with rapid advancements in technology, increased geographic reach of organizations, changed learner profiles because of inclusion of millennials in the workforce and tech-savvy learners, there is a huge scope for ILT to be made more effective.

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Nudge-Learning: Are You Missing it?

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How many of us access the Facebook app whenever we get a notification? I am sure almost everyone. This notification alert arouses our curiosity to know more about the update. It is Facebook’s way to encourage our app usage and take us to relevant updates. Now imagine if the mobile app did not have this alert or nudge feature. Would we still access Facebook so frequently? Probably not as many times! Come to think of it, this is the case with almost all mobile apps.

Medical Device Sales Training – Time for a face-lift

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Medical device sales reps are considered to be amongst the most sophisticated reps globally, as they require strong intellect, skills, and qualification to stay competitive in this industry. With the advent of Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) and disruptive technologies, there is tremendous focus on the way medical device sales training is delivered.

Nudge-Learning: The Starting Point

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So where do we begin? Mark McCormack’s quote makes such an apt response to this question – ‘You don’t have to reinvent the wheel just attach it to a new wagon.’. A lot is already out there in the context of nudge which has been successfully practiced. You can simply build upon it. Just pick and choose what suits your situation best. It would be interesting to look at the variety and complexity of problems that are being solved by the nudge theory in application.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

5 Essentials to Take Care of When Translating English Content to Asian Languages

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More than 16% of the world’s population speaks one or the other Asian language. This implies a high probability of your eLearning localization projects including a lot of translations to Asian language. And as with any other language, translating English to any of the Asian languages has its own set of challenges. Let’s look at some of those. Font Usage. When translating English to any other language, you need to pay special attention to the fonts you are using.

Encouraging Autonomy in Corporate Learning – Content Guidelines That You Could Follow

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By definition, autonomy is your capacity to take responsibility for, and control of, your own learning, whether in an institution, or completely independent of an instructor or institution. Does this sound familiar? Can you relate to it? Let’s explore further in this article. There are drastic changes in our everyday life when it comes to learning, compared to a decade back. Autonomy is a big part of this new age learning and is completely transforming our learning experiences.

Role of Training in Catering Leadership Development

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In a previous blog , we explored the exponential growth in the catering industry and the reasons supporting this growth. A growing industry needs to support their leaders with targeted training to help them in meeting customer expectations and deliver outstanding service. In the catering industry, catering managers are the flag-bearers of the restaurant brand and it is critical to align them with the brand culture and values.

Empowering Sales Effectiveness In Pharmaceutical Companies Through Digital Learning

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As per Statista, the global R&D spend in the pharmaceutical industry is expected to cross 200 billion dollars by 2024. This growth projection implies that many new products will be developed in this time frame and that is why many companies are investing significantly in digital salesforce training to effectively engage with customers. Gone are the days where sales team boasted about their product features and deals happened.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Four Effective Ways to Train Your Catering Staff

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In some of my previous blogs, I touched upon the growing need for training in the catering industry. We also looked at certain skillsets and processes that catering managers need to be groomed and trained on. With millennials and Gen Z forming a huge chunk of the catering industry’s employee-base and the high turnover rate that is generally prevalent here, training has never been more relevant.

Benefits that an Organization can reap through the Content Modernization Initiative

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In my last blog, we looked at how the xSMART framework could help in driving the content modernization initiative. In this post, we’ll talk about the benefits that the key stakeholders, namely – the modern-day learner, the L&D heads, and the CXOs, can derive from the modernization initiative. Let’s begin with talking about the consumer of content – the modern-day learners. For them, the biggest benefit that modernization brings along is that they can be in-charge of their learning.

eLearning Conversations – A Passive Way to Learn

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A dialog between two characters to present a scenario for learners – Does this sound familiar? All of us who have been associated with eLearning development, mostly have developed such samples showcasing conversations and scenarios. There was a time when such conversations were considered an engaging way to learn. To make it more effective, voice-overs were added. But, let us step-back for a moment and think if it is an engaging and active mode of learning?

Catering Industry – Growing by Leaps and Bounds, and Sustaining Beyond

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Catering industry in the United States has grown at an exponential rate in the last decade. In 2017, catering accounted for 11% of the foodservice industry sales with revenue of $12 bn. Caterers have introduced newer menu items and are providing a wider range of services than before to meet the increasing client expectations.

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

Taking Life Sciences Training to the Next Level with AI-Powered Chatbots

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Digital learning in the life sciences space is often found to be most advanced, thanks to the level of dynamism involved in this industry. Since pharmaceutical and medical device companies, biotechnology giants, hospitals, and medical associations are all early adopters of cutting-edge technologies, chatbot solutions are already being sought in the life sciences space. Many of us might have experienced chatbots on different websites, mobile apps, messenger platforms, etc.

Will AI transform eLearning?

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We are already experiencing how AI is affecting some facets of our lives. How you ask? The movement sensing lights that go on when you enter an unoccupied conference room or a parking area, intelligent sensors in cameras now that detect a smile and help take good pictures, cars with automatic parking features, Alexa switching on the living room lights, and Google adding items to your shopping list! We have personal assistants in our smartphones that we have rather got used to.

An Instructional Designer’s Experience with Automation Testing

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Harbinger organizes an annual inter- organization event called Automathon. This event primarily focuses on automation testing, wherein participants write test scripts on given scenarios. Although I am an instructional designer by profession, I decided to participate in this event, owing to my personal interest in the testing function. The Automathon primarily focuses on testing through an automated framework called Harbinger’s Integrated Hybrid Automation Framework (HIHAF).

Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Online Pharmaceuticals Sales Training

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“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing”- Henry Ford. And imagine how costly would that be in pharmaceutical sales training where millions of dollars are at stake. In an earlier blog , I wrote about empowering sales effectiveness for pharmaceutical reps through digital learning. In continuation to that, today I will share my thoughts on the top mistakes to avoid in the pharmaceutical digital learning journey.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Building Simulations in eLearning – Articulate Storyline Versus Adobe Captivate

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The primary objective of delivering corporate learning is to develop skills that could be applied to the actual course of work in an organization. These skills could be best developed by ‘doing’ and ‘practicing’. Learning programs that let your employees’ practice a real life situation would help retain knowledge well and apply it effectively when the actual situation arises. Simulation based training is a great way to do the same.