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Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

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Then came Experience API (xAPI) and CMI5. It would have to be installed on the mobile device but would allow for offline work. Using xAPI for mobile learning gives you some options. Since with xAPI we would not be tied to just “Bill passed this course and got 85%” it opens us up to the full spectrum. If by app, you build the xAPI hooks into it. That would provide the ability to keep records offline if necessary and sync when possible.

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? That’s one of the big advantages of xAPI, *anything* can make a statement.

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

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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. If a self-hosted solution is selected, the team must decide how major applications, like servers, databases and load balancers, are resourced and budgeted. SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model): A set of standards developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) and applied when developing LMS content.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

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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. An eLearning content authoring tool is a software package which content developers use to create and package eLearning course content using SCORM or xAPI standards. This is a “profile” for using the xAPI specification with learning management systems. xAPI (Tin Can).

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

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If you need to create materials from scratch (rather than the upload of pre-existing materials such as documents, video, audio, SCORM or xAPI), you should choose an LMS and an authoring tool or an LCMS. LETSI is a new organization with worldwide sponsorship to whom ADL will be handing over stewardship of SCORM. A Learning Record Store is a data storage system that serves as a repository for learning records necessary for using xAPI statements.