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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. This customer-centric approach is evident in the case study examples shared to model how other vendors and other organizations can share their tools and their case studies. Community Experience API / "Tin Can" Open Source

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? Two months after my layoff, a company called CTC recruited me to work for ADL. I worked with ADL from 2003-2006 and participated in the Technical Working Group afterwards. Last heard ADL calls this new standard the Experience API? (on

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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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A Glance Back at xAPI; A Look Ahead at Data Ownership

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The tl;dr : Like hardware, w hen it comes to data, if you can’t open it, you don’t own it. If you can’t open it, you don’t own it. ” Well, my objectives with xAPI were the following: Enable data interoperability across systems. Looking at what Megan and I are implementing with xAPI, I have to call out where, in practice, the tools conforming to the spec aren’t helping with data ownership. Other LRS vendors are following suit.

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Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Mike: Early adopters are broken into two categories, traditional e-learning vendors and new market entrants. Traditional vendors are largely adopting at the SCORM parity level and using Tin Can as a better way to track formal training programs. New market entrants tend to be doing the more exciting things that open up new possibilities. The ADL vision is actually looking this far out in the future.

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MIKE RUSTICI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Mike: Early adopters are broken into two categories, traditional e-learning vendors and new market entrants. Traditional vendors are largely adopting at the SCORM parity level and using Tin Can as a better way to track formal training programs. New market entrants tend to be doing the more exciting things that open up new possibilities. 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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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.

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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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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. I’m going to ask you as vendors, entrepreneurs, developers, designers from all around the world to provide me with your counsel as I ultimately must direct the effort. Currently, adoption of xAPI is very LRS-centric.

SCORM 101: The Definitive Guide to Choose a SCORM Compliant LMS

learnWorlds

SCORM was first developed by the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative – ADL, a research group sponsored by the US Department of Defense. Some are also free, freemium, or open-source, and you need to choose the one that best suits your needs.

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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. Integrating with a vendor’s API can speed up the eLearning processes by automating time-consuming manual tasks like updating, deleting, or exporting lists of users. This is a “profile” for using the xAPI specification with learning management systems. Open Source Software.