Back in my corporate days, I frequently found myself in charge of
field training initiatives. Muc of the training in those days took the form of boring PowerPoint presentations. Not
only did attendees fall asleep but they also failed to retain any of the knowledge we were trying to impart on
One of the training companies I used did provide a form of the game
known as Jeopardy. It was cobbled together in Excel, and it helped immensely in the classroom. It kept people
engaged, and really made the participants flip through their manuals to quickly find the correct answers. The good
part was that it did the trick; the bad part was that it was cobbled together in Excel.
Raptivity is a
fun, powerful tool that will enable you to breathe new life into your training initiatives. With it you can
access a library of ready-made games, and then customize and publish them for use in your training -- all
without ever writing a single line of code! In fact, the entire application is wizard-based to make it easy to
get started. Of course, if you prefer to get down to the bits and bolts, the Interactivity Explorer interface
enables you to point and click your way through the customization at a much deeper level.
If your organization uses a Learning Management System (LMS), you can
also track game play and score results. Raptivity is
fully compliant with SCORM and AICC to track and integrate with all leading learning management systems. You can
track completion status, scores and responses.
Getting started with Raptivity is
remarkably quick and easy. After launching the application, you choose a library of games and then select an
individual game to customize. Your ability to change the look and feel of each game is pretty good. Games me
co-branded, you can change the instructions, the size of the screen, icons, thumbnails -- almost everything can
be updated within the simple application.
The quality of the games provided in the libraries is quite good and
consist of good graphics, audio and interactivity. The animation is excellent and will keep player's attention.
This is half the battle, and Raptivity does a
good job of engaging players. Games range from familiar childhood favorites like Hangman to more elaborate
Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune motifs.
If you are a training consultant, or if you work with a corporate
training or HR department, and are looking for creative ways to enhance your in-house training efforts, I
think Raptivity will
be of tremendous interest and value to you.
Because the finished games are published in Adobe Flash, you can use
them as standalone games on laptops or your network or publish them an Intranet or to the Internet for wider
distribution. You will be pleased to know that Raptivity games
may be played across a wide variety of platforms including online and on a variety of mobile devices including
popular tablets and mobile devices such as Blackberrys and Androids -- any device that supports
To download a demo and see more examples of Raptivity in
action, please click here.