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.”

Micro-Learning: The Interactive Way

Harbinger Interactive Learning

Owing to rapid technology advancement, we can now create chatbots to consume nuggets of information in question and answer format. These bots can be created using a variety of technologies such as Microsoft Q&A maker, Google Dialogflow, and Amazon Lex.

xSMART – The Framework to Drive Your Content Modernization Initiative

Harbinger Interactive Learning

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. Harbinger has built a framework to aid modernization.

Benefits that an Organization can reap through the Content Modernization Initiative

Harbinger Interactive Learning

From Harbinger's Thought Leadership Forum #elearning #workplacelearning #flashtoHTML5 #modernizationIn my last blog, we looked at how the xSMART framework could help in driving the content modernization initiative.

ILT Trainers– Are you leaving something on the table?

Harbinger Interactive Learning

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

Harbinger Interactive Learning

To adapt to technology disruptions and meet the modern-day learners’ demands, many organizations are looking at modernizing their existing learning material. Technology Disruptions. The WHATWG (Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group) continued evolving it.

Five signs that indicate the need for a modernization initiative

Harbinger Interactive Learning

It will help you to upgrade your content in accordance with the latest tools and technologies. But with the rapid advancements in technology, many new tools evolve into the market. So if you, as the content owner, come across many such new technologies and tools but cannot take the plunge due to comfort issues, it is time to consider modernization. At the speed with which technology is changing, it is critical that your product (course) design is resilient yet flexible.

Highlights of the ASTD International Conference and Expo 2012


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.

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The Top Priorities For eLearning Professionals In 2019

eLearning Industry

Technology is moving at break-neck speed and changing the world we live and work in at a similar pace. eLearning plays a pivotal role in these changing times, and eLearning professionals are the harbingers of this change.

Raptivity Celebrates 10 Glorious Years of Customer Success!


In April 2006, Harbinger Knowledge Products launched Raptivity in the eLearning sector with an aim to simplify and engage learners through interactivity for better learning outcomes. Raptivity has always been at the forefront of technology innovations.

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.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

Harbinger Knowledge KnowledgePresenter Brainshark, Inc. Respondus Harbinger Knowledge WebEx Communicatio. RWD Info Pak Articulate Harbinger Knowledge Pro. Know ledgePresenter Harbinger Knowledge Pro. Skillsoft Cornerstone OnDemand RWD Technologies

Will AI transform eLearning?

Harbinger Interactive Learning

Needless to say, AI is the primary topic of interest at most learning and technology conferences these days. which was conducted by industry’s instructional design experts discussed how instructional design needs to evolve as new technologies and approaches emerge.

Korea's Gigabit Internet to boost eLearning and mLearning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

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. Harbinger Knowledge Products has introduced a Korean version of Raptivity , the e-learning interactivity building software.

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.

eLearning Learning – March 1 – 15 2009

Tony Karrer

Adult Learning in the Workplace – Research Findings Top Keywords PKM eLearning Tools Informal Learning Swish Adobe Captivate Twitter LinkedIn Tools Harbinger Adobe Google Articulate Microsoft eLearning Technology. Here are the top items via eLearning Learning.

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Internet of Things: Imagination is the only limit

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

I started my journey with Harbinger Systems sometime back. As stated rather truly by Cisco, technological limitations are receding exponentially. Though I am just a couple of months old here, the knowledge and exposure which I have received has been enormous.

See You at Olympia 2, London

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

I look forward to opening this year's speaking calendar in London, at Learning Technologies 2010, Europe's leading organisational learning and learning technology conference. 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.

Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

So, when I sat down to talk with Dr Asheesh Choksi, technology consultant and architect, about Moodle, he gave me a 12-point program to add value to Moodle - which was quite an eye opener. This can be done using Google Gears to some extent, or with the Harbinger Offline Player all the way up to SCORM compatible tracking. This is when code optimization, caching and other expert solutions from Harbinger - ranging up to cluster server deployment- come handy.

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. (Repost and update from August 2014) Many may not have noticed it at the time, but the world of learning changed in 1990.

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.

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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.

Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace

ID Reflections

The impact of technology, globalization, ubiquitous connectivity, remote work and distributed work teams, and economy of individuals to name a few drivers have changed the face of workplace learning and performance dramatically.

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Why MOOCs? Why Now?

Your Training Edge

MOOCs are completely different from any model of education we have ever experienced before and they utilize many of today’s top consumer technologies. Many people see MOOCs as a harbinger of changes to come. I suggested above that MOOCs are harbingers of things to come. Being a big believer in Technology Enabled Learning, Bryant seeks to create awareness, motivate adoption and engage organizations and people in the changing business of education.

Why Organizations Must Encourage Collaboration: Building a Case

ID Reflections

Rapid technological advancement, a global workforce, and constantly changing and unique requirements make it impossible to train people for all eventualities before putting them to work. Organizations, i.e., the business leaders and executives are not interested in learning.


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. I'm going to give it a try when I present the 'ten ways to avoid the downturn' at Learning Technologies in London in January

Trends in Workplace Healthy and Safety – My Learning from Safety 2018

Harbinger Interactive Learning

I had the opportunity to attend this conference on behalf of Harbinger, for the second year in a row. Use of mobile based applications, sensor based safety technologies and drone technology is making it an exciting space to watch for in the coming years. These innovations demonstrate that organizations are making safety their key priority by making use of latest technology to comply with stringent safety norms.

DevLearn Reflections


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.

Building Simulations in eLearning – Articulate Storyline Versus Adobe Captivate

Harbinger Interactive Learning

Harbinger has been building simulation based training for many years now. We have serviced our customers with simulated information technology training, product training, business process, and customer service training. Multiple tools and technologies have been used to build these simulations. The primary objective of delivering corporate learning is to develop skills that could be applied to the actual course of work in an organization.

Informal Learning For Startups: Preparing For Internal Social Collaboration


With advancements in mobile learning technology, it’s now much easier for employees to share informal learning content with their peers, sending it viral across the organization. (…) People have always learnt informally, and formal education and training has supplemented that.

Learning in the Collaboration Age (original post)

Performance Learning Productivity

The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age. Many may not have noticed it at the time, but the world of learning changed in 1990.

Best of Elearning! 2015 Finalists Revealed


magazines, the industry voices of the enterprise learning and workforce technology market, announced today the Best of Elearning! Harbinger Group. In combination, these brands reach more than 2 million executives, practitioners and professionals, all evaluating or implementing enterprise learning and workplace technologies across their organizations each year. Executives Nominate 100 Solutions Across Expanded 30 Categories for Excellence. Elearning! and Government Elearning!

What is Rapid Interactivity?

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Raptivity Harbinger Knowledge Products has recently announced the release of Raptivity, the world’s first and only rapid interactivity builder. Raptivity is based on Harbinger's patent-pending technology for rapid interactivity building. Course creators know of Rapid Authoring, and Programmers are aware of Rapid Application Development. The general idea is the same: waste less time and effort, get more bang for the buck.

How to Help Managers Avoid Burnout and Stay Productive


And in an age where technology has made the line between home and work life imperceptible, it’s difficult to disconnect and decompress. Managers lead teams and product development, project deadlines and communicate between departments, all while working to “meet the bottom line.”

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2

E-Learning Provocateur

Training Remote Workers and Their Managers - Getting the People & Technology Right: Margaret Aspin , Director of Aspin Online Consulting , explored the challenges of managing and training teleworkers and virtual teams.

Ten tips to build interactivity


Raptivity – From the US/Indian Harbinger Knowledge Products, this well-developed tool is widely used, especially by professional developers. For over 20 years, Bob Little has specialised in writing about, and commentating on, corporate learning – especially e-learning – and technology-related subjects. It contains over 200 pages of observations on issues in learning technologies, principally for learning & development professionals.

Monkeys typing?

From the Coleface

The production technology for e-learning is getting cheaper and more widely distributed. Hence technology that was once the exclusive domain of specialist e-learning companies has become available to corporate L&D functions and in turn to people in the line. As this transfer of technology occurs the people who are losing exclusive rights to it become worried on two counts: 1.