Thursday, December 27, 2012

Integrate Raptivity with Adobe Captivate

We have earlier showcased in one of our blogs how Raptivity integrates best with the various versions of Adobe Captivate under various scenarios. This blog will shell light on the step by step process of integration with the help a video clip. When we see things, we learn very quickly and the scope of errors is very limited or almost nil.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Raptivity Bags an Award in Mauritius

We are pleased to share with you the news of Raptivity being conferred the award of ‘Best Rapid eLearning Tool’ under the Best in Class Technologies group by the Africa Learning & Development Leadership Awards 2012. The award programme was held in Mauritius on 12th December. Mr. Willie Maritz, Managing Director of Kalleo People Group, one of our partners received the award on our behalf.

Santa is here to Stay

Season's_GreetingsTeam Raptivity is getting infected with the holiday spirit. The music, lights and food are more exciting. What more to say? This is the time of the year we all wait to meet and greet our near and dear ones Happy Christmas! We work hard the entire year so that we can get the best presents for our family, friends and love. Christmas is a time that brings balance to our work lives which is so important to achieve success in life. We hope our readers too enjoy this festive season and spend time with their loved ones.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Integrate Raptivity with Lectora

This is the second blog in the video blog series. Here, Team Raptivity has showcased the easy integration of Raptivity interactions with another authoring well-known authoring tool, Lectora. This video clip will acquaint you with the step by step simple process of integrating rapid interactions into your choice of course building tool.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Conference Report: The Training and Development Show ME - 2012

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 shares his experience with us through this report on the conference. The Training and Development Show 2012 conference & expo was an event designed for training & Development and academic professionals.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Are Flash Cards good for Learning?

Flash cards are a great way to study and they have been in use for a long time. Why should we use Flash cards? These are not only effective learning tools but are also founded on the principles of spaced repetition of learning content. In the general sense, flash card is a set of cards which has information in the form of words or numbers on either or both sides.

Recap – Webinars that Wow Content Development

Sheri Jeavons, President of Power Presentations, Inc. and Jamaica Glenn from Raptivity team had presented on December 4th, a webinar on the topic, 'Craft Compelling Interactive Content for Live Online Training. This webinar was organized by Raptivity and the agenda for the webinar

Monday, December 3, 2012

Integrating Raptivity Interactions with Articulate

Learning and understanding is fun when we can visualize it. The memory retention lasts long through use of such modes. Hence, Team Raptivity has come up with a series of short video clips to get you acquainted with the varied possibilities of the award winning rapid interactivity development tool.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Presenting Dry Information with Interactive Pyramids

Most of us would have heard of Management Processes such as Procurement Management, Scope Management. But, how many of us remember about it? We must have read it in our books in textual format, which is usually once read and then lost. Now, you can experience a visually fascinating way of presenting the same information with interactive and engaging pyramids.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Raptivity Speaking on Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment in Dubai

Raptivity is participating in The Training & Development Show, Dubai, UAE from 4-5 December, 2012. Vinod Ganjoo, Sr. Manager - Business Development of Harbinger Knowledge Products will be presenting on the topic, "Using Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment for Leadership Development Program". The Training & Development Show will be covering latest topics in HR, Training and Workforce Development.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Get yourself trained by Experts for Live Online Training

Every content creator’s goal is to engage their audience with the most compelling and edutaining content. Developing live and online training has its own pre-requisites. If you are unsure of where to start and discouraged with typical web platform interaction options then Raptivity is here to help you.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Presentation does matter!

We talk about evoking high content retention among the learners. It’s truly important beFlip the calendar interactivity samplecause effective learning happens only when a learner can show it easily. However, we should also realize and accept this fact that we retain visually presented information much better than written text.

There is a strong acceptance amongst educators that involving and engaging learners is of prime importance to achieve the desired learning outcome. In short,

Friday, November 16, 2012

Best Use of Technology

Nadine Jeffers was the speaker at a recently held Raptivity Games Show Webinar. She shared with the attendees some very interesting stuff on how to gauge the best technology to use in creating interactive games for early childhood development.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Instructional Design Pointers shared by Nadine Jeffers

Recently, Raptivity had organized a Games Show Webinar where Nadine Jeffers shared some vital pointers on designing instructionally sound interactivity using raptivity. A gist of these points

Monday, November 12, 2012

Recap – Games Show Webinar

The games show extravaganza held on November 8th, 2012 was commendable. Game show experts like Nadine Jeffers provided very intuitive information on the basics and aesthetics of game building for early childhood development. The role games play in every child’s life was well explained. The hosts Jamaica Bracken & Janhavi Padture got the ball rolling with fun games like Mine the Gold, Million Dollars Quiz and varied samples created by users of Raptivity.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Teachers’ Focus on Learning

Teachers face challenges on many fronts. To name a few: changing technology, increase in the amount of information to disseminate, engagement and active participation of students, etc. Course content is shared through various mediums even within the conventional classroom. In addition to this, the number of learners’ using mobile devices for taking their courses is also on the rise.

quality interactive presentations which I am able to use while teaching online or face to face. As a teacher, I am convinced that Raptivity is particularity important to teachers. Teachers generally can dedicate little time for learning complicated programs on top of their other duties. Raptivity, being very easy to use and simple, just fits into their needs perfectly.”

I would highly recommend you to try Raptivity yourself. With this software, teachers’ have all the time to focus on learning than technology. You could check out some interactivity samples by clicking on the image below.

Mathematics QuizLet me know your views on how teacher’s focus on learning.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Add High Level Engagement to Learning with Games

You can get your learners glued to courses when you challenge them with fun and exciting games. Learners of all age groups find game based learning much more engaging compared to other modes of learning. They are able to retain more and the time required to do so also reduces considerably.

Raptivity professes this fact and wants others to understand and adopt game based learning.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

What’s Trending in Classroom Games?

Numerous experiments have revealed a common fact that games hugely increase student engagement and motivation in the classroom. Games are being used to teach all kinds subjects and age groups. Recently, conducted research on ‘Gaming in the Classroom’ and they have illustrated their research findings in an infographic which is listed below.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Why Games make Learning Engaging & Interactive?

Use of Games in learning and training has set free enormous possibilities for teachers and trainers to explore. For instance, social skills being taught in the gaming format builds a comfort zone for the teacher and the student to interact without any inhibitions through discussion boards, forums, social networking sites, etc.

Games embedded in the course content and playing them in a virtual world are a great favorite among students.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Quick Recap - Launch Webinar of Games and Simulations Interactions in HTML5

Team Raptivity extends warm thanks to all the participants of the complimentary webinar “Raptivity launches Games and Simulations - Now in HTML5” held on Wednesday, 12th September, 2012. It was conducted in US friendly time zone catering to eLearning enthusiasts. The interactive session was all about mobile learning and specifically the games and simulations interactivities released in HTML5 format.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Meeting Raptivity Users' in Australia at LearnX 2012

The journey was fantastic. The destination – Melbourne, Australia. This is the land of amazing seascapes and landscapes where nature unfolds something new at every step. I reached there at 6:30 a.m. when the weather was bone-chilling at 8 degree centigrade. Brrrr! It was indeed a proud moment for me as this was my first experience of representing Harbinger at a conference against such a beautiful backdrop of Australia.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Twitter Snapshot of @Raptivity Pune Event

A brief snapshot of twitter from 11th September, 2012 Pune Event organized by Harbinger Knowledge Products. Hashtags used were #Raptivity #VikasJoshi #event #Pune

@Raptivity : Challenges and Opportunities in #ELearning, a half day #conference organised by @Raptivity #VikasJoshi is celebrity #speaker

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pune Event Report: Challenges and Opportunities in E-Learning

Pune EventOn 11th September, Harbinger Knowledge Products organized a special half day event for eLearning professionals on 'Challenges and Opportunities in E-Learning'. This event was open to all those professionals and organizations who were either evaluating eLearning implementation or curious to know about the How, Why and What of E-Learning from industry thought leaders.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Addressing M-Learning needs with Games and Simulations - HTML5 Interactions

Learning games have flooded the virtual world. The reason is very simple. Playing these games is a fun activity and they are also effective for learning purposes be it simple or complex topics without the environs of the conventional classrooms. Likewise, Simulations enable learners to experience the scenario/context of the subject being taught through a variety of immersive learning situations, guided adaptive scenarios, whiteboard simulations and explorative branching simulations.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Should you attend the ElNet webinar on Raptivity?

You come across at least a couple of webinar invites every day. Some are specific in their approach whereas others just promise to share a lot of tips and tricks on mobile learning. Whether these really prove to be worth attending is a big dilemma for the participants. So, coming to the key question of why this webinar by ElNet should not be missed, I will share some important reasons for getting registered to this webinar.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Learn from Raptivity Valued Professionals

This summer has been an outstanding one for Team Raptivity and its huge customer base. Raptivity has skillfully handled customer requests for new age features and introduced some new cracking interactions. And to top it, Team Raptivity is happy to announce this new initiative by which Raptivity users will now have dedicated professionals to cater to their queries on Raptivity software.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Making eLearning Interactive and Fun

Learning is fun and engaging when we have Raptivity interactions embedded in the lessons. This goes without saying that you can add magic to your course content provided you know the knick-knack of this rapid interactivity tool – Raptivity. To make things easier for e-Learning and mLearning enthusiasts, Raptivity has teamed up with ElNet to arrange a series of webinars on improving engagement in learning.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Speaking on M-Learning at Learning Innovations Conference & Expo

Harbinger Knowledge Products creator of the award-winning rapid interactivity development tool – Raptivity is attending the Learning Innovations Conference & Expo in Melbourne, Australia. This conference is organized by the non-profit LearnX foundation for the Asia Pacific region. Shweta Kulkarni, General Manager – Product Operations for India will be presenting on the topic "Learning Interactions on Mobile Devices

Friday, August 17, 2012

Augment eLearning with Rapid Check

Team Raptivity is back with a brand new interaction “Rapid Check” which is a part of the Raptivity Evolve started this year for our valued customers. We encourage you to view the special webcast hosted on the website to gather more information about Rapid Check interaction. During the webcast, Janhavi Padture, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development of Harbinger Knowledge Products unveils the new interaction and share her inputs on the workings of Rapid Check.

Friday, August 3, 2012

How important is engagement of students in classrooms?

It is often said that education is the shortest route to success for any country as it helps overcome many evils. Educating the masses is a herculean task but again there is no magic trick to educatiConventional Classroomon. Think about your ideal learning environment and what are some of the words that come to your mind when you try to describe or imagine about this environment?

I tried this experiment in one of our in-house meetings. The participants came up with interesting words such like co-operation, active, sharing, peaceful,

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Enhance your Presentation with Sticky Note Interaction

Every morning when I come to work, the best thing to greet me on the desktop screen is a piece of 3-inch square paper which is yellow in color and the message conveyed in it would make me either smile or frown for the rest of the morning. You have guessed it right. It is the playful and user friendly Post-it note. I am sure of the fact that each one of us likes to use it when messages need to be passed on for immediate action by the receiver or appreciate someone or show gratitude and the list goes on and on.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Narrating a Story with Timeline Interaction

We all love stories in some format or the other. The story is more entertaining and grips your attention especially when it is narrated with the aid of images and characters. Something on the lines of comics which are very picturesque as well as engaging narrative. All the facets of a good story is also required in a presentation. It is very easy to explain a concept/subject or review key highlights of the business when all that is nicely packaged in a story format.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Tools & Apps used by Designers

What is more popular among the designers is quintessential for getting eye catching graphics. They are not only technically savvy but also demanding when it comes to the choice of tools and apps they use for creating extremely detail oriented and polished designs. It is particularly interesting to study their designer toolkit to understand the mechanics of great designs.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Vote for Raptivity at the Best of Elearning! 2012 Awards

It is time to support your favorite interactivity builder. The Best of Elearning! Awards are exclusively a reader’s choice awards program for e-learning products and services where you can share your choice of interactive building tool with fellow readers anVote for Raptivityd users of e-learning solutions. Cast your vote for Raptivity by simply filling out this nomination form. Do make sure to vote for Raptivity under “Best Rapid Development Tool” category which is entry #10. Your precious vote will help your favorite rapid interactivity development tool gain recognition once again in 2012. You just need to spend couple of minutes to fill this form. Please make sure to use your business email account as submissions from general / personal emails will not be counted.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Proofreading Shortcuts for E-Learning Content

Proofreading eLearning ContentProofreading your own content could be at times boring and cumbersome. You have to exert more energy to read the content and find the errors. This doesn’t end here. You have to rectify the errors and bring the content in shape. I do this regularly and have devised practical steps of proofreading eLearning content which will save you the exertion and increase efficiency. Act as somebody else The eLearning content proofreading can be fun if you find the subject to your interest.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Learn to Visualize through Mind Map Interaction

Visuals, images, art, Hmm! They appeal the eyes and catch your attention. Everyone uses these to engage the audience in a focused and fixed connection with the subject matter of discussion. Hope it was as simple as it sounds. Visuals are preferably and in most of the instances, it is perfunctory to use it in blogs, brochures, newsletters, websites, social media sites… and the list is endless. Precisely, the visuals capture the essence of the talk. And there aren’t two ways to go about it.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Conference Report: E-Learning Africa 2012

Harbinger Knowledge Products was glad to be a part of the E-Learning Africa 2012 Conference held at Cotonou, Benin from the 23rd to 25th May 2012. Vinod Ganjoo, Sr. Manager - Business Development shares his experience with us through this report on the conference. He was attending this conference for the second time in a row.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Adding Interactions as a Flash file to your Slides

You can add an engaging interaction on any slide of the PowerPoint. There are no gimmicks to it but certainly simple guidelines to be followed. Read them and get trending with interactive PPT slides.

a. Open the PowerPoint presentation in which you want to add the interactivity. Go to the slide where you want to add the interactivity.

Friday, May 25, 2012

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. The expo hall was brightly lit and abuzz with nearly 400 vendors ready to discuss their services and products to the 5000 expected attendees.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Organize and Present Content in Interactive Ways

Every summer Raptivity announces new additions to the already existing repertoire of packs. This year also something very uncommon has been released for raptivity users which gives an additional oomph to their content and presentations. The new Standard Pack 4 was released in the first week of May and is the latest addition to the Raptivity product line. It includes a variety of graphically engaging and meaningful interactions that help in organizing and presenting variegated information in a very lucid fashion.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Webinar Recap: Learning Interactions on Mobile Devices. What Works? What Doesn’t?

This week, Raptivity Team had organized a special webinar for mLeLearning Interactions on Mobile Devicesarning enthusiasts on “Learning Interactions On Mobile Devices. What Works? What Doesn’t?” on 15th May, 2012. They hosted three webinars during the day in order to accommodate participants in all time zones. Today’s Mobile Learning Guru’s Robert Gadd and Janhavi Padture were the key speakers for this event. They did bring in a lot of insights on the present trends and challenges in developing learning interactions for mobile devices using Flash and HTML5 technologies.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mobile Learning: What Works? What Doesn’t?

Evolution of Mobile learning technologies is on an upward swing. The concept of mobile learning is so interwoven into our daily routine that we will be surprised to come across someone who is ignorant of it. The onslaught of ever increasing mobile devices with new features and capabilities also pose new challenges to eLearning developers and course creators. HTML5 has already emerged as the industry standard for building rich interfaces for mobile learning.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mobility in Learning

People are eagerly waiting for the next metro at the rush hour. Expressways are jammed up. It was a bad day for the stock markets around the globe. More discounts to online shoppers and many such bits and pieces of information are always at our fingertips. The point I am trying to drive is that the powerful mobile technology we use every day is changing our nature and means of accessing information.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Online Community Training Case Study

Training conducted through online communities is an arduous task but worth mentioning the efforts taken by an organization with the use of Raptivity. Generally, organizations have discussions and announcements made on online communities but going a step further with training is much more engagement of the audience on the virtual platform. Let’s get a glimpse of this successful episode by Edvance Research.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Nominate Raptivity at the Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Awards

Last couple of days left to support your favorite interactivity builder. By doing so, you would share your choice of interactive building tool with fellow eLearning professionals. You can support Raptivity software by just filling out the simple

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Thinning line between Interactivity and Interaction

Today, we have more choices to learn in an exciting and interactive environment compared to a decade back. Engaging lesson content and varied devices such as laptops, tablets, PDAs, and smart phones for accessing such content has brought about a new approach to teaching and learning. Irrespective of the teacher being present, lessons are being imparted in an asynchronous environment. Interactive courseware allows students to actively participate in the learning process and retain the knowledge learned through the use of simple and easy modes.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Did-you-Know Raptivity 7.0

It is the start of summer and the Raptivity team is very happy to announce its latest contribution to the forefront of interactivity with new enhanced features of Raptivity version 7.0 which incorporates various features based on the inputs received from our customers globally. We reckon to get you acquainted with them so that you have a brief overview of these features and use them to create engaging and interactive course content in minimum time and resources.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

How to Design an E-Learning Course?

Being a Senior Graphic Designer, you tend to gather a lot of insights on tricks and new processes in creating interactive eLearning courses. It isn’t easy to create an interactive educational course as it sounds but there is always a way to go about it. From the experience gathered, I will be sharing some interesting tips and tricks in course designing and how to build one from scratch.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Statistics on Implementing Interactive Mobile Learning

The launch webinar of Raptivity Essential HTML5 support did bring in a lot of eLearning enthusiasts and industry professionals across three continents (US, Europe and Australia). Raptivity Team was intrigued with the real-time poll results collated during the webinar “Get started with HTML5 using Raptivity Interactions” held on 6th March, 2012. Since the webinar started with a poll, the results were an eye-opener for all the eLearning professionals and even others who are still in the primary phase of implementing mobile learning or are contemplating doing so.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Launch of World’s Largest HTML5 Interaction Library

Raptivity Team would like to extend a very warm thank you for sharing your time with us by participating enthusHTML5 Webinariastically for the launch webinar of Raptivity v7.0 organized on 6th March, 2012. The theme for the webinar was Get started with HTML5 using Raptivity Interactions”. It was conducted in three different time zones catering to eLearning enthusiasts from three continents viz; USA, Europe and Australia. The interactive session was all about mobile learning and specifically the HTML5 capabilities of Raptivity. The webinar attracted a good number of industry professionals which made the ‘question hour’ session very interactive.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Webinar on HTML5 Interactions developed by Raptivity

HTML5 is fast emerging as the industry standard for building rich interfaces. However, there are quite a few technical challenges while developing content in HTML5 and not all browsers support this format consistently for instance; the video support is limited and many more such issues. With Apple’s iPad, iPhone, and iPod devices choosing HTML5 over Adobe Flash, HTML5 has the potential to become an important factor in all the upcoming classes of portable devices.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Learning Technologies 2012: First Hand Experience with Customers and Industry Leaders

I had the pleasure and privilege of exhibiting Raptivity at the Learning Technologies 2012 conference. The elearning market in Europe is booming as ever. This was evidently noticed at the Learning Technologies Conference - one of the largest events of its type in Europe. The conference attracted over 450 delegates globally. There were around 220 exhibitors and over 50 leading speakers participating in the conference.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Did-you-Know Raptivity?

There are many fascinating facts, stories, theories, tricks and tips of certain people, things or processes. Do we all know about it? Most of us may not. After all we are humans and not overtly smart enough to retain all that is read and written. Likewise, Raptivity aids us in building interactive experiences which increase the retaining capacity of learners.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Raptivity Honored with 2012 Readers' Choice Award

Recently, the 2012 Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Award winners were announced and Raptivity has been recognized as eSN-readers-choice-awardsthe most sought after education technology under the K-12 category. Raptivity is scaling new heights with every applause and acknowledgement from industry professionals. It gives us immense pleasure to see that Raptivity is being widely appreciated by the users in teaching, training or learning in schools and colleges of US. We want to thank all our Raptivity users for

Friday, January 27, 2012

Raptivity at A Conference Near You

Raptivity has quite a few exciting conferences lined up this quarter starting with Training 2012 at Atlanta, CA Charter Conference, California and Learning Solutions Conference 2012 at Orlando. As I am drafting this post, Raptivity representatives are making their presence felt at two major conferences: ASTD Techknowledge and Learning Technologies, UK.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Integrate Raptivity with Lectora Snap

You can add an attractive interaction of Raptivity to Lectora Snap! There is no gimmick in it but certainly simple guidelines to be followed. Read them and save the hue and cry.

1. Download the Shell Creator from the following link