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.”

Nudge-Learning: The Theory and The Relevance

Harbinger Interactive Learning

We plan to write a series of blog posts on this methodology and its business effectiveness. From Harbinger's Thought Leadership ForumSometimes what you need is a nudge to learn. Setting the context.

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Can Flipped eLearning be Effective for Continuing Medical Education?

Harbinger Interactive Learning

This model is being effectively used by some of our customers for quite some time now. From Harbinger's Thought Leadership Forum #continuing education #Continuing professional development #JustinTimeLearning #Training elearningAre you a Continuing Medical Education (CME) provider constantly on the lookout for ways to create value for medical practitioners through your education programs?

Micro-Learning: The Interactive Way

Harbinger Interactive Learning

Short questions and precise answers can make learning really effective. From Harbinger's Thought Leadership ForumWhat is the first word that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘micro-learning’? More than 90% people would respond, “videos”.

xSMART – The Framework to Drive Your Content Modernization Initiative

Harbinger Interactive Learning

Harbinger has built a framework to aid modernization. Automation will ensure that the modernization strategy is executed in a rapid and cost-effective manner. From Harbinger's Thought Leadership Forum #elearning #workplacelearning #flashtoHTML5 #framework

Six Factors to Consider before Formulating Your Nudge-Learning Strategy

Harbinger Interactive Learning

The need of the hour is to help employees by providing them effective learning solutions that cut through the noise. From Harbinger's Thought Leadership Forum #elearning #workplacelearning

Nudge-Learning: The Starting Point

Harbinger Interactive Learning

Nudges are likely to avoid these adverse effects. From Harbinger's Thought Leadership ForumSo 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.’.

Five Reasons Why You Should Go Digital for Compliance Training

Harbinger Interactive Learning

Cost Effective. Now that you know how sensitive topics can be broached more effectively through digital learning, you may want to make way for it in your organization. We shall shortly do a blog incorporating tips on effectively delivering sensitive subject matter through digital learning. From Harbinger's Thought Leadership ForumIn the modern-day workplace learning, there is nothing trickier than dealing with sensitive subject matter.

Five Ways to Instill an Active Safety Behavior at Workplaces

Harbinger Interactive Learning

Visual safety communication is the most effective way to emphasize on the importance of safety to employees. From Harbinger's Thought Leadership ForumHeinrich, an American industrial safety pioneer from the 1930s, claimed that more than 90% of workplace injuries were caused by unsafe acts. In the current context, industry experts across the board are equivocal that workplace safety is imperative for a healthy and productive environment.

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

Harbinger Interactive Learning

And if we go by predictions, the ill effects of this pandemic would continue for long. Harbinger has been a dependable partner for many of its customers in such digital transformation journeys. Harbinger’s agile processes and frameworks can help in achieving this transformation rapidly.

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.

Will AI transform eLearning?

Harbinger Interactive Learning

Vince Han, CEO and Founder of Mobile Coach, talked about how chatbots can be an effective solution in connecting learners with resources and job aids they need, and when they need them. AI and its effect on instructional designers was the next most discussed thing after chatbots.

Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

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. Business Reports How do you assess the effectiveness of a course delivered? This can be done using Google Gears to some extent, or with the Harbinger Offline Player all the way up to SCORM compatible tracking. Video streaming Moodle does not stream video effectively.

10 Advantages of e-Learning over Traditional Methods

Hurix Digital

Cost Effectiveness . Quite like institutions, e-learning can prove to be a cost effective alternative for students too. In this digital era, the education sector is undergoing a massive transformation.

See You at Olympia 2, London

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

This session will give the audience an overview of the state-of-the art in interactive technology as well as specific insights into how you can utilize emerging new tools and approaches like rapid interactivity and embeddable social interactions for developing effective learning materials. I am looking forward to meeting several users of Harbinger Knowledge Products as well as partners and industry peers at the Olympia 2 London venue.

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. For example, take special effects like dissolve, explode, fly, blinds, magnify and so forth.

Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace

ID Reflections

Repeatable tasks are performed more rapidly, with greater accuracy and more cost effectively by machines. Driving change management – L&D today needs to be the harbinger of change and also the driver.

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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. It would be good to have a gallery which shows examples of how each template can be used to best effect. 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.

Why MOOCs? Why Now?

Your Training Edge

Many people see MOOCs as a harbinger of changes to come. Organizations need to find efficient and cost-effective answers to this problem now, rather than waiting for the situation to get worse. I 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!”.

Informal Learning For Startups: Preparing For Internal Social Collaboration


With increase in competition, companies have started pursuing more efficient as well as effective methodologies of social learning. [1] As mentioned above, learning is most effective when the user becomes autonomous.

Building Simulations in eLearning – Articulate Storyline Versus Adobe Captivate

Harbinger Interactive Learning

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. Harbinger has been building simulation based training for many years now. Both the tools are extremely user friendly and effective for building simulations. It is time-effective and requires lesser development efforts compared to Storyline.

Learning Trends to Watch Out for in 2019

Harbinger Interactive Learning

My role as a Proposal Engineer at Harbinger Interactive Learning makes me stretch outside the norms and design interesting solutions for our customers. It is that time of year when we all take a pause and reflect on the year passing by and get ready to welcome the new one.

An Infographic on Raptivity’s 10 Years’ Exciting Journey


In April 2006, Harbinger Knowledge Products launched Raptivity, the first of its kind rapid interactivity builder, with an aim to help Instructional Designers and course creators in building effective eLearning content without any programming.

How to Help Managers Avoid Burnout and Stay Productive


One program tested the effect of weekly meetings with facilitators for six months to hash out communication difficulties. Managers lead teams and product development, project deadlines and communicate between departments, all while working to “meet the bottom line.”

DevLearn Reflections


Just back from DevLearn and still reeling under its effect, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my experience with everyone. Harbinger, Raptivity’s parent company, completed its 25 years of operations on October 1 this year.

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2

E-Learning Provocateur

Animating E-Learning: Robb Reiner, CLO at Evolve Studios , informed us that static graphics are typically more effective than animations for conveying general information to learners.

Ten tips to build interactivity


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. Visually attractive materials aren’t necessarily the most effective – but if they’re not visually attractive, they won’t attract learners’ attention and, so, they’ll be ineffective anyway.

Monkeys typing?

From the Coleface

James Surowiecki’s book “The Wisdom of crowds” has been widely (mis)quoted as the harbinger of doom for experts everywher. Whilst the tools for producing e-learning are making it easier, it still needs skilled practitioners to use these tools effectively.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

Part of this trend is less about the tablet being a better form factor than a smartphone but more about the tablet being a more practical and cost effective alternative to a standard issue laptop.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

Corollary: transition to virtual means greater demand for help on effective virtual classroom training and for people who are good at creation effective remote experiences. We may also see use of Flash Quiz Tools , polls, survey tools or something like Harbinger Knowledge's Team Pod.

10 Advantages of e-Learning in higher education over Traditional Methods

Hurix Digital

Cost-Effectiveness: Quite like institutions, e-learning can prove to be a cost effective alternative for students too. Here are the Best Practices for Effective Online Course Development. In this digital era, the education sector is undergoing a massive transformation.

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

Corrollary: transition to virtual means greater demand for help on effective virtual classroom training and for people who are good at creation effective remote experiences. #6 We may also see use of Flash Quiz Tools , polls, survey tools or something like Harbinger Knowledge's Team Pod. Last year I laid out in January my Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

I feel the positive effects of the aforementioned evolutions will be more pronounced than similar advances in areas like augmented reality that will remain costly to design, produce and manage. 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.

Learn by Doing: Get Faster Every Lap

Marcia Conner

Arrogance is a sad harbinger of a has-been. An effective learning culture arranges for the joy of achievement while immersing participants in realistic environments that protect them against undue penalty for error (no sense discovering gravity by being the apple).

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

He also provides seven principles for effective mobile learning. Recent Research on Interactive Learning , October 8, 2010 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. How Do You Learn to Write Effective Voice Scripts? I look forward to doing this each month as I always find that I missed some REALLY great content.