How This New-age Learning Tool Creates Highly Visual eLearning Experience – Q&A With Poonam Jaypuriya, Vice President – eLearning, Harbinger
Harbinger Group, recently announced the launch of Raptivity 2020, a new-age tool to build highly engaging learning interactions, at DevLearn 2019 Conference & Expo, Las Vegas. Raptivity was the world’s first and highly awarded interactivity building product loved by learning professionals the world over. Raptivity 2020 now brings in some never-seen before, vibrant, and sleek interactions at the user’s fingertips. Its growing library of interactions is truly responsive, xAPI compliant, and perfectly suited to build enthralling micro-learning experiences. It fulfils an important unmet need in eLearning creation, the need for highly visual and stimulating eLearning experiences that can be created without any programming. With these ready-to-use interactions, trainers and educators will be able to completely focus on content and storyboarding; they can leave the rest to Raptivity. In an extensive interview with stoodnt.com, Poonam Jaypuriya, Vice President – eLearning, Harbinger, shared insighst on the unique offerings of this new-age learning tool.
A selected excerpt –
Inception story of Raptivity 2020
[Poonam] Raptivity, an award-winning eLearning interaction building tool from Harbinger Knowledge Products, recently launched Raptivity 2020, a new age online tool to build visually stunning learning interactions. Raptivity 2020 fulfils an important unmet need in eLearning creation, the need for highly visual and stimulating eLearning experiences, that can be created without any programming. With these ready-to-use interactions, trainers and educators will be able to completely focus on content.
Raptivity is a new-age tool that allows you to quickly and easily create learning interactions – Explain how?
[Poonam] Raptivity 2020 brings in some never-seen before, vibrant, and sleek interactions at fingertips of content creators like subject matter experts, instructional designers, trainers, and teachers. These interactions are truly responsive and work seamlessly on laptops, desktops, tablets, and mobile phones. One can simply select an interaction, add content and graphics to the interaction. And make it available for usage as micro-learning content in minutes.
What does it do differently?
[Poonam] There are few interesting features about Raptivity2020 which makes it standout. Firstly, it allows content creators to create various interactions without any programming or logical programming like triggers. Secondly, it provides true responsive interactions without a need to customize it three times for three different types of devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones). And finally, it supports detailed xAPI statements which allows to track every possible detail of action being performed by a learner and get detailed analytics.
What impact has it created till now?
[Poonam] Raptivity 2020 was launched in Oct 2019 at DevLearn conference in Las Vegas, USA. In just few weeks 100s of people have used the product and shared feedback of how they are using it or plan to use it as micro-learning, interactive learning, and short nudges on their learning management system.
How many individuals/ professionals have the organisation catered to?
[Poonam] Raptivity has been in the market for more than a decade. This product has been used by thousands of people globally to deliver interactive elearning for their students and learners. Raptivity today is being sold in more than 65 countries globally.
What are the five most important skills for today’s workforce?
[Poonam] In 2018, organizations around the world spent $362.2 billion on corporate training. And if you study the global statistics, his spend is only increasing since 2010. It’s important for business leaders to see results in terms of individual growth, productivity, and company growth after such heavy investments in training. Apart from having a good knowledge of work
With so much of a company’s budget invested in training, it’s important for its leaders to make sure they’re seeing a return on that investment. While knowing the skills which are required to do one’s work is important; there are some common skills across industry which are becoming crucial for growth. These are ability to communicate (internally and externally); work with a global team; critical thinking and problem solving; being adaptable; and last but not the least continuous learning attitude to avoid stagnancy.
What is the right time for today’s millennials to start learning skills?
[Poonam] According to a report by Gartner, only 20 percent of employees have the skills needed for both their current role and their future career. The report also shares that 70 percent of employees have not mastered the skills they need for their jobs today. There is a huge gap in the industry for skilled workforce. What is needed is the right attitude to learn new skills continuously and perform. There is no need to wait for the right time to learn. Get started now!
Company’s future plans.
[Poonam] Raptivity team plans to add more interactions to the library on an ongoing basis. Raptivity aims to ensure that the customer gets the maximum value by creating new and interesting interactions regularly. Also, there are plans to support accessibility guidelines (Section 508, WCAG 2.0 AA standards) for specially-abled people which is coming soon.
Author: Baishali Mukherjee
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