Author: Rahul Niraj

Posted On Feb 09, 2024   |   7 Mins Read

Have you started using Generative AI for eLearning content development? If not, you are missing out on a revolutionary tool that can streamline content creation, automate translation and localization, personalize learning experiences, and maximize business growth.

According to Brandon Hall Group, 57% of organizations say Generative AI will accelerate training content development and 60% say it will scale and enhance training activities. These statistics surely highlight the significance of Generative AI in making eLearning content engaging, impactful, scalable, and accessible.

But how do you elevate eLearning content and unlock its true potential with Generative AI? Not to worry. This blog post will help you explore the dynamic impact of Generative AI in eLearning content development. You will also learn how to make the most of this technology and transform the way content is created, delivered, and optimized. Let’s begin!

AI Taking Centre Stage

Did you know Netflix compares the watching history of users with similar tastes to recommend which shows to watch next? The company analyzes user preferences to offer customized thumbnails. They use thousands of video frames from a movie or a show as a starting point for thumbnail generation. They annotate these images and rank them to identify which ones users are most likely to click.

Yes, all this is possible with the use of AI.

Similarly, AI has the potential to revolutionize eLearning content. It can streamline L&D to create personalized learning paths by analyzing the learning goals, preferences, course selection history, and progress.

The emergence of AI tools like Stable Diffusion, DALL-E, Midjourney, and Adobe Firefly is making waves in eLearning content development. They are transforming the process of text-to-image creation in a way one could have only imagined in the past.

According To HR Exchange Network, 70% Of The Attendees At Corporate Learning 2023 Said They Approved Of The Use Of Generative AI In L&D. Another Report By Cypher Learning States That 54% Of Companies Use Generative AI To Save Time On Course Development.

In a nutshell, AI can be your best bet to create and deploy eLearning content rapidly. It can help you save time, effort, and resources while ensuring the delivery of personalized and compelling learning experiences tailored to the diverse needs of learners.

Benefits of Using Generative AI in eLearning Content Development

Generative AI can accelerate all stages of eLearning content development. Right from content outline to translations in multiple languages with a significant emphasis on prompt engineering. It enables rapid iteration and adaptation of eLearning content with its ability to generate diverse content types and formats. This approach helps L&D professionals address evolving learning needs with agility.

Generative AI can prove to be a cost-effective solution to modernize eLearning content. It can modernize existing content to elevate its design and engagement level. It can help reduce content aging and enhance content repurposing efforts with utmost precision.

Recently, Harbinger conducted a Power Hour on “Elevate eLearning Content and Unlock Its True Potential with GenAI.” Dr. Vikas Joshi, Founder & CEO, Harbinger Group hosted this engaging virtual session.

The discussion featured industry experts Preston Stiner, President, Evolve e-Learning Solutions; Hugh Rumbaugh, Digital Learning Expert; and Umesh Kanade, Vice President – Capability Development, Harbinger Group as panelists.

Top 6 Applications of Generative AI in eLearning Content Development

Many think that Generative AI is only beneficial for a particular type of eLearning content development. But that’s not true. L&D professionals can use this technology across any and all stages of eLearning content development. How? Let’s take a look.

1. Course Outline

One of the most critical use cases of Generative AI is course outlining. It helps identify significant learning objectives and analyze how you structure content into modules with a logical flow. It tailors content to specific audiences and levels of learning, providing a solid foundation for course development.

2. Storyboard

Taking course development to the next level involves creating engaging and effective storyboards. These storyboards can use nested prompt templates backed by Generative AI to elaborate on each point with explanations, examples, and questions.

This approach adds an engaging aspect to the content. It converts the content into a storyboard structure with visual cues, layouts, or voiceover scripts, enabling a more storytelling format.

3. Visualization

Now, enhancing these storyboards with a visual treatment involves utilizing Generative AI-based tools and services that focus on the layout, visual styles, and interactive elements of the content. These newer models and services help integrate images, infographics, charts, illustrations, text-to-image, and text-to-video models for a more photorealistic style.

The specific module integrates with these services via APIs, allowing for multiple options during storyboard construction. For instance, you can use Google Lumiere to enable text-to-video diffusion amid service journeys or video creation. You can easily plug and play with similar services to replace or enhance your content, ensuring it complies with standard SCORM requirements.

Harbinger’s HTML framework provides over 80 templates for course visualization and assembly. You can also publish them directly into your Articulate Storyline 360 course.

4. Assessment

Generative AI can be your go-to option for assessment creation. L&D professionals can use Harbinger’s Quillionz for automated question generation. It is the world’s first AI-powered platform that helps create quality assessments, questions, quizzes, and notes within seconds. These assessments can range from MCQs to scenario-based or even interpretive questions.

Recently, Harbinger released a new version of Quillionz to seamlessly integrate with GPT-4 for advanced AI-powered learning assessments. With LTI integration and versatile export options, the enhanced Quillionz is ready to redefine how content creators and L&D professionals engage with AI-powered assessments. To learn more, read the press release.

5. Translation


The next crucial step in eLearning content development is translation. AI-based translation tools can analyze the context and be trained on specific domains or terminologies. This results in superior translation quality compared to traditional machine translations.

These tools can export XLIFF files from Articulate Storyline 360 and Articulate Rise 360 and even support other formats like DOCX, PPTX, and PDF. They can retain the styles, layouts, and navigations of the original formats during translation.

6. Nudge Learning

Nudge learning is another crucial aspect to consider. The complete ROI of building all the above eLearning resources lies in learners retaining and applying knowledge when needed. That’s where Generative AI-based learning reinforcement can help.

Generative AI helps create nudges like microlearning, summaries, quizzes, and questions to improve knowledge retention. You can use Harbinger’s SprinkleZone, a nudge-learning platform, to develop personalized microlearning nudges and deliver small bits of knowledge in the flow of work.

Harbinger helped a leading corporate training solutions provider create training nuggets in SprinkleZone to improve learning outcomes and reinforce existing learning content to flatten the forgetting curve. To explore our solution, download the success story.

Kickstart Your eLearning Content Development with Generative AI

As we navigate the ever-evolving eLearning landscape, Generative AI paves the way toward a future of boundless learning possibilities. It can redefine how L&D professionals create, deliver, and engage with eLearning content in 2024 and beyond.

By embracing this transformative technology, eLearning platforms can unlock unparalleled efficiency, personalization, and scalability. They can cater to diverse learning needs and build products that offer seamless learning experiences.

If you would like to see a detailed demonstration of the Generative AI-based content development process designed by Harbinger, write to us at Our eLearning and technology experts will walk you through an intuitive presentation that can accelerate your eLearning content creation journey like never before.