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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 at
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As content consumption on devices is all set to compete head-on with print, publishing industry is changing fast to adapt to this new ecosystem. Most of the leading book publishers now publish their books in some or other electronic formats. eBooks are at the forefront of this stride and efforts are being made to take these eBooks one step further.
Digitizing the content for web and device consumption has opened up additional business opportunities for educational publishers. In order to stay ahead of the competition, they are now looking into adding interactivities, assessments, improved DRM features, support for annotations, collaboration and integration with social platforms, etc. HTML5 and ePub are widely being adopted and (more…)
Friday, July 13th, 2012 at
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I along with my colleague (Dilip Rewtani) attended the mLearnCon 2012 – the Mobile Learning Conference and Expo held at San Jose, CA, from June 19-21, 2012. Harbinger was a Sponsor, Exhibitor and Speaker at this event. It was nice to see Harbinger’s large booth – well-placed, nicely arranged with standees, showcasing an ‘Edumercial’ on 50” monitor -covering Harbinger’s expertise and rightly portraying Harbinger as ‘one-stop-shop’ for all mobile development and eLearning needs. The response to the booth and overall conference was overwhelming. More than 800 people gathered at this conference to share ideas, strategies and best practices for managing, designing, developing and deploying mobile learning.This conference was heavily attended by CLO and IT/Product Managers, Directors and Publishers. (more…)
Friday, June 15th, 2012 at
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Some of the frequently asked (or thought if not asked) question in an author’s mind in eLearning industry are:
- How do I publish my contents to reach my students more effectively?
- Can I make my contents more interactive using recent advancements of technologies?
- How can I enhance the experience of learners for my contents?
Though there are many publishing options but ePub has emerged as the chosen one for the eLearning industry. ePub is supported across all major platforms and is rapidly evolving to keep itself up-to-date with current technology. Some of the major features of ePub are (more…)
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at
6:25 pm - Posted by
Recently, I attended ASTD 2012 – International Conference and Exposition, at Denver, CO. Along with my colleagues from USA, we hosted Raptivity booth for Harbinger Group. It was a busy busy booth. There were a number of interesting enquiries and visits from existing customers to lift our spirits even higher than the mile high city that we were in already.
As we all know this international conference is held each spring for workplace learning and development professionals. These professionals manage all aspects of learning in their organizations, from CEO to specialist, from dean to students; ASTD 2012 had visitors, attendees and speakers from around the world. There were close to 9,000 attendees from over 70 countries this year.
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at
5:14 pm - Posted by
Recently, I had an opportunity to meet many publishers during my visit to the US. During these meetings it became very clear to me that almost every publisher is trying to build a strategy around digital content management and delivery. With the global acceptance, popularity and reach of devices like Kindle, iPad, Nook and other tablet-based readers everyone has recognized that the demand for digital content is going to supersede all other forms of content consumption in near future. This demand is also being felt in the emerging economies. Therefore the problems faced by publishers are universal; probably the scale and dynamics are slightly different.
From a technology perspective, the development of EPUB standard has helped publishers move quickly into digital publishing. HTML5 has also given an opportunity to build interactive content. With new media it is important to leverage the advantages of the medium. Combining EPUB with HTML5 interactions help publishers create experiences that were impossible to create through print. (more…)