Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Trainer1, one of the UK’s leading independent e-learning specialists, has upgraded its partnership agreement with Harbinger Knowledge Products, Pune

Under the new agreement, Trainer1 becomes a UK-wide re-seller for Raptivity and its sister product, Raptivity Zest.

“Raptivity, the world’s first rapid interactivity builder, helps users to create true learning outcomes with meaningful interactivity,” explained Trainer1’s Neil Lasher. “Raptivity also tracks completion status, score and responses and provides this information to authoring tools for SCORM/ AICC tracking with an LMS.

“The Raptivity library of pre-built interactions is based on best practices in instructional design and allows complete customization of each interaction. The library of interaction models lets users build challenging brainteasers, compelling visuals and attractive presentation elements with ease.”

In August, HKP launched Raptivity Zest – a budget priced but full featured version of Raptivity with 12 instructionally sound interactions - which lowers the startup costs for interactivity considerably.

"We did not want to leave behind potential users of interactivity simply because of budget limitations,” said Vikas Joshi, chairman and managing director of Harbinger Group. “Raptivity Zest gets them up and running at low cost, and helps them champion rapid interactivity in their organisations.”

“This move is part of Trainer1’s policy of providing UK-based businesses with a range of the world’s best software tools related to corporate learning and business performance,” Lasher continued. “This ensures that we provide our clients with the quality and the choice of product that they need in order to enhance their competitive advantage.”

In recent weeks, Trainer1 has signed partnership agreements with Epiance, makers of Epiplex500; Harbinger Knowledge Products, makers of Raptivity, and SumTotal Systems, to distribute the Toolbook e-learning authoring tool. This is in addition to Trainer1’s re-seller agreements with the US-based Trivantis, makers of the Lectora authoring tool and CourseMill learning management system, and the Australian firm, SWiSHzone.com, whose SWiSHmax software allows users to significantly reduce the time it takes to build Macromedia Flash files.

In addition to distributing these products, Trainer1 is also establishing first line support facilities for its clients. Lasher commented: “That way, you don’t have to wait for California or India to ‘come online’ before you can get an answer to your problem.”

About Raptivity:

With Raptivity, users can create interactivity rapidly and add it conveniently to their e-learning content. Raptivity provides a pre-built library of rapidly-customisable interaction models. These interaction models are based on the best practices in instructional design. Users can customise them to create any number of variations. The content published by Raptivity is a single flash file so it fits right into hundreds of e-learning tools and can be used anywhere. With its patent-pending technology and open architecture, Raptivity is at the forefront of rapid interactivity technology.

About Trainer1:

Trainer1 is one of the UK's and leading independent e-learning specialists, established in 1992.
Being 'Vendor Neutral', it assists customers to choose from the best available products to achieve their goals - offering many competing tools in the e-learning market. These tools deal with Authoring, Management and Content Production.

Trainer1 offers a range of services to provide an end-to-end e-learning solution, including a number of training courses in design, development and content production, as well as a full production service for bespoke development.

Further information from:

Trainer1 Offices and HQ located at 26 Kimberley Court, Kimberley Road, London NW6 7SL
USA Satellite office is located at Trainer1 House, 331 Little Creek Drive, Nazareth, PA 18064
Neil Lasher, Trainer1, +44 (0) 20 7624 4844
From USA: 1-888-4T1-4CSL (1-888-481-4275)

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