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What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?

MakingBetter

Towards the end of last year, our big announcement was the formation of the not-for-profit Consortium formed to handle the governance and address the evolution of xAPI with/for ADL. xAPI, being open-source and licensed as Apache 2.0, doesn’t require ADL’s permission for us to do this. That’s a feature, not a bug — we licensed xAPI in this way so that it couldn’t be trapped in US DoD the way SCORM was. Consortium Open Source Standards

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What You Missed at TRYxAPI – ATD ICE

MakingBetter

Our discussions featured Trish Uhl , Russell Duhon , Duncan Welder , Phil and Nick Stephenson , Lizelle van den Berg , Ian Gibson , Damon Regan of ADL with participation by many more. Heatmap analysis of target training for realtime feedback to soldiers using xapi @RiptideLearning @RISC_Inc #tryxapi pic.twitter.com/eUxbSUgRqi. Community Experience API / "Tin Can" Open SourceRiptide Software hosted a fantastic event on Saturday for the launch of TRYxAPI.com.

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xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

xAPI and LRS (Learning Record Stores) have been in the news and frankly everywhere within the e-learning industry in the past 1.5 Aaron, can you tell me a little bit about your background and how you became involved with ADL? In 2003, the eLearning startup I worked for shuttered its doors as our customers moved to adopt SCORM, and we had no idea how to do that. Two months after my layoff, a company called CTC recruited me to work for ADL. xAPI has this.

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Taking cmi5 adoption further by developing a Conformance Test Suite

Rustici Software

For the last 18 years, some of the most important work we’ve done at Rustici Software has been the standards-based efforts we’ve worked on with the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL). Over the years, our folks have participated in the working groups for, and the development of, standards as ubiquitous as SCORM, as forgotten as RTWS, and more recently xAPI. Since cmi5 was first released in 2016, there’s been a missing piece that has slowed its adoption.

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An explanation of cmi5 in (mostly) plain English

Rustici Software

It’s all too common to hear someone say “cmi5 is the bridge between SCORM and xAPI” around the office. Behold: cmi5, which provides a way to move from SCORM to the more modern xAPI specification. Essentially: cmi5 = LMS + xAPI data. Source: ADL cmi5 Specification.

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We launched CATAPULT: A giant step forward for cmi5

Rustici Software

One year ago, we kicked off a project with ADL to develop tools and resources to help accelerate the adoption of cmi5 , and ultimately xAPI, within both the DoD and across the industry as a whole. As with any standard or specification, the value comes with relevance and adoption.

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Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Mike’s company is leading the world towards adoption of the Tin Can API, the successor to SCORM. Learnnovators: In this age where most learning happens ‘informally’ (through on-the-job-learning and peer-learning), how well do you think the early adopters of Experience API support informal learning? Mike: Early adopters are broken into two categories, traditional e-learning vendors and new market entrants. The ADL vision is actually looking this far out in the future.

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The What, How and Why of xAPI in Corporate Learning

WhatFix

who serves as the Director of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, aptly put it ‘xAPI helps us put the puzzle together’. But What is xAPI Really? To truly understand Experience API or xAPI, we need to first talk of Shareable Content Object Reference Model(SCORM) – the popular protocol that allows learning systems to speak with each other. So, in 2013, the developers of SCORM released xAPI (also known as Tin Can). How Does xAPI Work?

MIKE RUSTICI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Mike’s company is leading the world towards adoption of the Tin Can API, the successor to SCORM. Learnnovators: In this age where most learning happens ‘informally’ (through on-the-job-learning and peer-learning), how well do you think the early adopters of Experience API support informal learning? Mike: Early adopters are broken into two categories, traditional e-learning vendors and new market entrants. The ADL vision is actually looking this far out in the future.

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With Gratitude…

MakingBetter

We launched an online journal, the xAPI Quarterly , kickstarting the publishing arm of our business, Connections Forum , and we ran our first events, xAPI Camps that each were co-created with our participants. Grateful for the xAPI Community. It’s the xAPI community I want to talk specifically to now. There are a myriad of reasons why 2015 was good for Megan and I, but the one reason that stands out is the incredible gains in xAPI’s adoption that happened this year.

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Webinar Q&A: Empowering Continuous Learning with the Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API

Questions: What is the common identifier that allows the xAPI to connect the data provided by the ‘activity provider’ to a specific user in the LRS? Answer: xAPI allows for learners to be identified by email address, Open ID or an account on some system, such as an LMS. How do you best see xAPI interfacing with an LMS? Which LMS platforms out there today best interface with xAPI? Open Source LRS. Is there an open source LRS?

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Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

The rise of mLearning has also driven adoption of the Tin Can xAPI eLearning content standard which can track far more learning activities than older standards like SCORM. Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment): Open source learning platform mostly implemented in education settings. One of the main benefits of open source platforms like Moodle is that they’re free and can be highly customized.

Learning Record Store (LRS) Guide: Basics You Need to Know

KnowledgeAnywhere

An LRS is an integral element in the process flow for utilizing the Experience API (xAPI) standard by ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). The LRS is uniquely designed to help systems store and retrieve xAPI statements and other forms of xAPI metadata from other systems.

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Guardian of the Coast

CLO Magazine

xAPI is Changing Everything. The ADL’s goals include identifying relevant industry standards, leveraging tools and content to improve the effectiveness of learning programs, and developing distribution networks to share content across agencies. ADL stakeholders collaborate closely with industry and academia, making it a perfect fit for Brignoni, who aspires to blend best practices from the military, private sector and academia to meet the needs of her learners.

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Standard Options Apply

MakingBetter

This post is for vendors, developers and implementers of the Experience API and for anyone who may one day create something with xAPI. The choices made soon will ultimately impact what you will be able to do with xAPI 3, 5 and 20 years from now. This has me reflecting deeply about what kind of future with xAPI we need to enable. However, we have to also be mindful of the billions of dollars to be invested in xAPI going forward. xAPI is about data interoperability.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). Notable contributions include SCORM and xAPI. Often contrasted with the ADDIE process, the Agile design method emerged in the 1970s and became widely adopted in the 1990s. This is a “profile” for using the xAPI specification with learning management systems. MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Open Source Software.