Redmond, WA (PressExposure) October 07, 2008 -- Harbinger Group, the global provider of software products and services, has won the Gold award at the 2008 Learning in Practice awards sponsored by the Chief Learning Officer magazine. The prestigious CLO Learning in Practice Awards program recognizes those industry vendors and leaders who have demonstrated excellence in the design and delivery of workforce learning and development programs. The award was handed to Harbinger at the Fall 2008 Chief Learning Officer Symposium held in San Diego, California on Thursday, September 25.
Harbinger won the Gold award for âClinical Challenge,â an innovative online learning program with Philips Healthcare designed to pioneer the use of gaming in healthcare education. Philipsâ objective for âClinical Challengeâ was to create a learning environment that would leverage cognitive benefits of game-based learning in a manner that is cost-effective and rapid to build. Philips collaborated with Harbinger to secure the technology and services to design and deliver the program.
âWith the help of Harbinger's thought leadership on game based learning development and its innovative product Raptivity, Philips has started a new paradigm in providing a unique learning experience in healthcare. The celebrated âClinical Challengeâ combine entertainment with challenge, even when testing knowledge on complex clinical subjects,â said Vikas Joshi, Chairman and Managing Director of Harbinger Group.
According to Douglas Dell, Philips Healthcareâs Director of Learning Services, âHarbinger has helped achieve the rapid momentum in our game-based learning initiative. Philips now has a clear roadmap and capability in place for implementing clinically focused interactions our users have endorsed as compelling learning experiences. The ability to rapidly develop these challenging, immersive learning experiences extends our portfolio of learning products. Harbingerâs tools provide a cost effective array of gaming experiences.â
As can be seen on the Philips Learning Center web site http://www.theonlinelearningcenter.com, complex subjects such as anatomy, physiology, pathology and imaging specific challenges have been made engaging and interesting using a variety of game formats including popular TV game shows, common board games, challenging brainteasers, immersive simulation games and so forth. The tools have also provided a means to present advanced clinical images in a format that allows for exploration via drag and drop, hot spots and auto-solve techniques. ### About Harbinger Knowledge Products Harbinger Knowledge Products (www.harbingerknowledge.com), the innovator of award-winning products and services, is recognized as a global leader in the e-learning space. Harbinger's patent-pending technology and sound thought leadership have resulted in groundbreaking products, including market-leading Raptivity and cutting-edge TeemingPod. For more information on Harbinger Knowledge Products, visit http://www.harbingerknowledge.com
About Harbinger Group Harbinger Group (www.harbingergroup.com) is a global provider of software products and services since 1990. The Harbinger Group companies are Harbinger Systems and Harbinger Knowledge Products. Harbinger Group serves customers in over 40 countries through its offices in Pune (India), Redmond (WA, USA), San Jose (CA, USA), Pleasanton (CA, USA), London (UK) and through its partner network worldwide. Our core values are: Innovate, Partner and Excel. The Harbinger philosophy is to create value for its clients through a culture of continuous learning, respect for the individual, and innovation. For more information, please visit http://www.harbingergroup.com