Interactive eLearning in Low Internet
Bandwidth Environments

Vikash Mangal
Senior Manager
Business Development
Copyright ...
Agenda
•
•
•
•

eLearning Opportunity & Challenges
Solution Concept & Key Considerations
Solution Architecture
Harbinger O...
Global eLearning Opportunity

Source: IBIS

One of the Major Driver for this Rapid Growth
Expectation is the Need to Deliv...
Global eLearning Opportunity

Content is available

Technology is available

Reaching/Delivery
is an issue
Market need is ...
The Key Challenge

Source: World Bank
Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
And the Impact on Learning

Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Solution Concept

Make content available on the learner’s
device for a specific period of time so that
learner can access ...
Key Considerations for Solution Design
Follows applicable
industry standards
for eLearning

Secures data on
users’ device
...
Solution Architecture
Learning Management System

-

Initialize
User Profile & ACL
Sync Progress
Download Package
Finish
E...
Harbinger Offline Player
An innovation for facilitating disconnected learning!

Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Harbinger Offline Player: Desktop Version
LMS

Course Catalog

Online Player

Play & Track
Content
Repository

Internet

C...
Harbinger Offline Player
Demo

Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Harbinger Offline Player: Mobile Version
LMS

Course Catalog

Content
Repository

Online Player

Play & Track

Course

Int...
Harbinger Mobile Offline Player
Demo

Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Verticals using Offline Player

LMS ISVs

Digital Publishing

Airlines

Petrochemical

Government
(Defense)

Pharmaceutica...
Customized Offline Player for a Bank
Situation
A leading global bank has strong focus on Learning &
Development (L&D)
Cond...
OLP Integration with LMS
Situation
A leading Learning Management System (LMS) vendor with 200+
customers across the globe
...
Q&A
Next Steps?

Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Thank You!
Visit us at: www.harbinger-systems.com
Write to us at: hsplinfo@harbingergroup.com

Blog: blog.harbinger-system...
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For eLearning to be possible or effective, it is critical to have continuous connectivity (either through intranet or internet) between the learner’s device and the learning management system (LMS). However, there are many situations where network connectivity is either unavailable or intermittent and which disrupts the learning process.

This webinar will present a solution that enables organizations to overcome this issue and offer anytime anywhere access to eLearning content to their students and employees.
Key Takeaways:
• Challenges organizations face in achieving their eLearning goals
• Key considerations and solution concept to overcome these challenges
• A plausible architectural implementation of the solution concept
• Overview about Harbinger’s Offline Player Solution - its key features, benefits and specific implementations

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Interactive eLearning in Low Internet Bandwidth Environments

  1. 1. Interactive eLearning in Low Internet Bandwidth Environments Vikash Mangal Senior Manager Business Development Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  2. 2. Agenda • • • • eLearning Opportunity & Challenges Solution Concept & Key Considerations Solution Architecture Harbinger Offline Player Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  3. 3. Global eLearning Opportunity Source: IBIS One of the Major Driver for this Rapid Growth Expectation is the Need to Deliver Education Economically Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  4. 4. Global eLearning Opportunity Content is available Technology is available Reaching/Delivery is an issue Market need is there Are Education Players Ready to Capitalize on this Trend Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  5. 5. The Key Challenge Source: World Bank Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  6. 6. And the Impact on Learning Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  7. 7. Solution Concept Make content available on the learner’s device for a specific period of time so that learner can access it even without connectivity. Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  8. 8. Key Considerations for Solution Design Follows applicable industry standards for eLearning Secures data on users’ device Ability to download content on different storage devices Supports multiple OS, platform and devices Synchronizes latest updates between LMS and users’ device Works on all popular browsers Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  9. 9. Solution Architecture Learning Management System - Initialize User Profile & ACL Sync Progress Download Package Finish Error Handling Offline Player Secured Course Repository Secured Local Datastore Course Catalog and Progress Tracking Offline Player Service Launch and Course Completion CMI Spec. Based API Communication & SYNC Administration Datastore and Server Comm. User Interface Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  10. 10. Harbinger Offline Player An innovation for facilitating disconnected learning! Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  11. 11. Harbinger Offline Player: Desktop Version LMS Course Catalog Online Player Play & Track Content Repository Internet Course Download Download API Install Offline Player * Offline Player Installer Download Course Sync API Sync Download User & Progress Info Online Offline (User’s PC) Launch Course Catalog Track Sync API Download API Local Storage Content Player Course Content Repository Additional Download Options Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  12. 12. Harbinger Offline Player Demo Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  13. 13. Harbinger Offline Player: Mobile Version LMS Course Catalog Content Repository Online Player Play & Track Course Internet Communication and Download API Sync API Online Offline (User’s device) Mobile Offline Player Login Details Course Catalogue App Store / Google Play Store Sync API Local Storage Multi Device Support Content Repository Download Course Course Access Download and install App Mobile Offline Player App Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  14. 14. Harbinger Mobile Offline Player Demo Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  15. 15. Verticals using Offline Player LMS ISVs Digital Publishing Airlines Petrochemical Government (Defense) Pharmaceuticals Universities NGOs Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  16. 16. Customized Offline Player for a Bank Situation A leading global bank has strong focus on Learning & Development (L&D) Conducts mandatory trainings and learning courses from time to time The bank staff are located in over 100 countries and travel for business extensively Harbinger Solution Challenge Ability to take online learning programs in offline mode and synchronize the course progress Single SCO courses needed to be presented & completed based on defined module hierarchy A direct communication between Harbinger Offline Player and the Bank’s LMS was not feasible due to network policies Benefits Enabled bank’s staff to download SCORM course content from the LMS Flexibility for staff to access trainings and learning programs even without internet connectivity Track course progress offline and synchronize the progress data back to LMS when the user decides to do so Desired customizations in Offline Player resulted in an enhanced user experience Customizations to align with the bank’s business needs Increased accessibility to staff on business travel and working in country offices. Thus, increasing staff efficiency and maximizing return on the bank’s investment in training. Developed a Mediator based communication for progress tracking Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  17. 17. OLP Integration with LMS Situation A leading Learning Management System (LMS) vendor with 200+ customers across the globe Most customers have a large travelling staff with extensive training needs and they were unable to access their learning content during travel Challenge Provide a seamless way to deliver training content to users who have no/limited internet connectivity Ensure complete security and privacy of downloaded training content, user profile and local data No dependency or conflicts with existing JRE on user's workstation Harbinger Solution Benefits Integrated Harbinger Offline Player, customized as per branding theme of the LMS Ability to access training content in offline mode Auto Updater for upgrading Offline Player with latest features End-to-end security through SSL, Encryption/DRM Embedded JRE to avoid conflicts with existing JREs Increased acceptability of the LMS among its customer base Provided support for 15+ languages Maximized return on existing training investments Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  18. 18. Q&A Next Steps? Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  19. 19. Thank You! Visit us at: www.harbinger-systems.com Write to us at: hsplinfo@harbingergroup.com Blog: blog.harbinger-systems.com Twitter: twitter.com/HarbingerSys (@HarbingerSys) Slideshare: slideshare.net/hsplmkting Facebook: facebook.com/harbingersys www.harbinger-systems.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/382306 Copyright © Harbinger Systems Pvt. Ltd.

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