Level Up Learning Data with xAPI in 2021

MakingBetter

Watch a previously recorded demonstration of the ADL xAPI Profile Server coming in Q2 2021! The post Level Up Learning Data with xAPI in 2021 appeared first on MakingBetter. Experience API Learning Analytics demos recordings webinars xAPI xAPI Profile Server xAPI Profiles

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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. ADL’s announcement about our collaboration can be found here.

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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. The post What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?

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Launch xAPI Content From An LMS: cmi5 Adoption by ADL Pending

Learning Solutions Magazine

Launch xAPI Content From An LMS: cmi5 Adoption by ADL Pending. art-werkenthin. Mon, 12/30/2019 - 00:00

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Responding to recent ADL funding news

Experience API

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last couple of weeks learning about some things that are happening with ADL (the governing body for SCORM and closest thing we currently have to a single steward for xAPI right now). Some funding things happened at ADL, but ADL will continue to do work on xAPI and with the xAPI community. SCORM and xAPI are both still just fine. ADL’s funding has been reduced substantially in the short-term.

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xAPI Shifting to 3rd Gear

MakingBetter

Between November 2014’s xAPI Hyperdrive and the xAPI track at DevLearn 2014, we hit our stride. We had people well outside of the ADL bubble talking about real world things things they were using xAPI to accomplish. What happened at xAPI Camp Amazon? We got Sean Putman to come in from Detroit to talk about what he all did with Altair’s software and xAPI. Russell Duhon talking about what it takes to run xAPI in Enterprise… at scale.

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Introducing The xAPI

Dan Keckan

The Experience API or xAPI for short; is a specification document created by a consortium of learning experts led by the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL), which is a US Government Programme.

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xAPI Community

Torrance Learning

ADL created a community with their xAPI cohorts and we’re aiming to do the same with our Spring 2016 xAPI Learning Cohort. We got our feet wet with a mini xAPI Learning Cohort in 2015, and now we’re ready to take the plunge by opening up this learning experience to everyone. We’ll celebrate the successes of the cohort in person at an xAPI Party on May 12 at the TorranceLearning office in Chelsea, MI. Articles elearning Instructional Design News xAPI

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iFest and xAPI Profile Servers

MakingBetter

We’ve been hard at work the last few months identifying what an xAPI Profile Server should do beyond the basic requirements in the xAPI Profile Specification as part of a BAA with ADL. The post iFest and xAPI Profile Servers appeared first on MakingBetter. Last week we took the show on the road to iFest in Washington DC. We brought along a poster which explained why […]. Experience API

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xAPI Shifting to 3rd Gear

MakingBetter

Between November 2014’s xAPI Hyperdrive and the xAPI track at DevLearn 2014, we hit our stride. We had people well outside of the ADL bubble talking about real world things things they were using […]. The post xAPI Shifting to 3rd Gear appeared first on MakingBetter. Experience API xAPI Camp amazon recap xAPI xapi campYou might be surprised to find out we’re in 2nd gear. We shifted out of 1st gear at DevLearn last year.

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Filling in xAPI’s Most Important Gaps

MakingBetter

Politics, natural disasters, cyber security threats, budgets… even ADL has hit some road bumps. We formed the Data Interoperability Standards Consortium (DISC) a few years ago specifically to hedge against disruptions to ADL’s capacity for spec stewardship so that the people who rely […]. The post Filling in xAPI’s Most Important Gaps appeared first on MakingBetter. 2017 is a year that is really testing our capacities and limits.

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Two Years of xAPI

MakingBetter

Sunday, April 26, marked two years since xAPI was released. The post written for ADL was pretty matter-of-fact. That didn’t lead to an enduring success like xAPI. In its first year following xAPI’s release, innovative practitioners and teams began their experiments and proofs-of-concept with xAPI. Their sharing of stories caught steam and by November 2014 we began to see just want was happening in xAPI’s second year.

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Transitioning from SCORM to xAPI

Web Courseworks

On October 5 th , 2017, the Department of Defense announced that its eLearning curricula would adhere to xAPI standards rather than the more traditional SCORM standards of the eLearning industry. I’m not going to delve deeply into the advantages and disadvantages of xAPI in this blog post. It completely misses the point of adopting the xAPI standard. The post Transitioning from SCORM to xAPI appeared first on Web Courseworks.

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ADL xAPI Conformance Test Launches, SCORM Cloud and SCORM Engine are Conformant LRSs

Experience API

Recently, ADL (the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative) launched the xAPI Adopter Registry , which lists xAPI Adopters and Conformant LRSs. We’re thrilled to be one of the first companies included on the xAPI Adopter Registry and the only company so far to have two conformant LRSs–both SCORM Cloud and SCORM Engine passed the xAPI LRS Conformance Test Suite. Announcements LRS News Spec Effort Standards xAPI

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xAPI Communities of Practice

MakingBetter

Last year, ADL began organizing Communities of Practice around the design considerations and implementation of xAPI in different contexts. There are many ways xAPI can be applied — how one designs and develops best really depends on the use case. Yesterday, Ben Betts announced his leadership of a Badges Community of Practice , and I was both surprised and elated to see all the different groups coordinating with ADL.

Details Announced for xAPI Camp

MakingBetter

Last week, I wrote a little bit about the xAPI Camp we’re putting together through Connections Forum. Today, details about xAPI Camp are online including our initial set of speakers, sponsors and an agenda. The Campfire presentations are short talks about how organizations are leveraging xAPI and the problems they’re solving. Our speakers are implementing xAPI solutions with healthcare providers, universities, energy companies, government services and military.

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Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

Anthony is an independent xAPI evangelist and Instructional Developer for the Internet of Things. If you’re an elearning professional, you’ve probably seen or heard the term xAPI countless times. But are you still fuzzy about where SCORM ends and xAPI begins? After years of educating people about xAPI (aka Experience Application Programming Interface ), I find that it is still one of the least-understood concepts in the digital learning world.

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Day 2 @LSCON, Nice keynote and I finally understand TinCan, Experience API, Scorm, ADL, IACC and CMI-5…….

Challenge to Learn

CMI-5 and XAPI (Tin Can API), Bill McDonald , Kris Rockwell It took me a while to figure the meaning of TinCan and I understood the impact it can have on our learning community, but I never understood why we have two competing standards (Scorm and AICC), and now there is a new standard emerging CMI-5 based on TinCan. Later on the ADL was formed and they wanted a more extended standard, based on the AICC specs. Both the ADL and AICC where working on a new generation of standards.

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xAPI Takes the Stage at iFEST 2018

RISC

xAPI: Cornerstone of the Learning Ecosystem The 2018 iFEST wrapped up August 29th leaving attendees excited about the changes underway in Federal and Military learning technology. The Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) paired with the National Training and Simulation Association. The post xAPI Takes the Stage at iFEST 2018 appeared first on RISC INC. e-Learning xAPI and cmi5

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xAPI: Why Should I Care and What Could It Do for Me?

Meridian

In the training world, we were introduced to SCORM from an initiative that arose in 1999, led by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL). Fast forward 20 years, and we are seeing the beginnings of a sea of change being led by xAPI. xAPI, like SCORM before it, started from a DoD and ADL 2011 initiative. Two years later, the xAPI 1.0 xAPI is a learning answer to this problem and provides many capabilities beyond SCORM.

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ADL funding news won’t really impact SCORM

Rustici Software

Today on the xAPI working group call, ADL shared some news about their funding over the next 12 months. ADL continues to house information about SCORM on their websites, and it’s still the best place to go to understand the state of SCORM adoption and certification. If I had to guess, I would bet that about 1% of ADL’s attention goes to SCORM. The post ADL funding news won’t really impact SCORM appeared first on SCORM - .

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xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY

MakingBetter

The first xAPI Camp at DevLearn, the first of four events we’re putting on hosted by The eLearning Guild , is nigh upon us. The Guild helped us launch xAPI at mLearnCon back in 2012 and they have been a steadfast supporter of xAPI. Last year was the first year there was an official xAPI Track at DevLearn and, together, we are upping that ante again (…in Vegas). We may even be doing karaoke Tuesday night, after xAPI Camp, because that is how we roll.

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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? 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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Reflections on DevLearn’s xAPI Hyperdrive

MakingBetter

It was an incredibly exciting week to see the incredible gains and growth the xAPI community has had in the last year. Megan & I spent the bulk of our time helping the eLearning Guild with the xAPI Hyperdrive and the xAPI in Practice track. In this case, xAPI is used with Articulate products to create job aids that track interactions while relief workers — in this case, research interviewers — are out in the field.

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xAPI: Why Should I Care and What Could It Do for Me?

Meridian

In the training world, we were introduced to SCORM from an initiative that arose in 1999, led by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL). Fast forward 20 years, and we are seeing the beginnings of a sea of change being led by xAPI. xAPI, like SCORM before it, started from a DoD and ADL 2011 initiative. Two years later, the xAPI 1.0 xAPI is a learning answer to this problem and provides many capabilities beyond SCORM.

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Why DoDI 1322.26 is important for the Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API

The latest DoDI advises all entities within the DoD to procure eLearning technology solutions that are compliant with the SCORM or Experience API (xAPI) specifications. After xAPI was released in 2013, it was hard for government organizations to purchase modern products as xAPI was not supported by the existing Instruction and there was no way to verify if an xAPI solution conformed to the specification. So how can I find an xAPI compliant product?

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Track and trace Learners results. What do SCORM compliance, AICC, XAPI and CMI5 mean?

Challenge to Learn

Or are you just confused by all the abbreviations like: SCORM, AICC, XAPI, and CMI5? A course is SCORM compliant when it meets the requirements of the standard set by the ADL. SCORM and XAPI / Tincan. We now have XAPI , formerly known as (project) TinCan. SCORM and XAPI compared. XAPI allows tracking and tracing from anywhere. So you should choose an authoring tool or a LMS that supports XAPI. XAPI will still track and trace the results.

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The Role of xAPI in Creating Powerful Learning Experiences for the Modern Workforce

Origin Learning

From early adopters who used archaic systems to set up a lesson that could be shared on one computer with an instructor to guide employees, to modern workplace learning that’s focused on xAPI -enabled mobile learning; eLearning at the workplace has traveled a long way. xAPI or Experience API is the outcome of Project TinCan that started in 2010. It was originally a research project that was awarded to Rustici Software by ADL. Why xAPI Matters?

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Answers: How Do I Get Started With xAPI?

MakingBetter

Getting Started with xAPI… for Everyone. The information the US Department of Defense (via ADL) has available on the Experience API , and the larger Training & Learning Architecture of which xAPI is a part, broadly paints the picture of the research and development that is being performed now and into the foreseeable future, much of which will find its way to standardization. If you’re not already on the mailing list(s) for xAPI, you should sign up right away.

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Profile Recipes vs. xAPI Profiles

Experience API

What’s the difference between profile recipes and xAPI profiles? A “ profile recipe ” was an early attempt to make it possible for members of the xAPI community to publicly share how they were implementing an information model for a given experience in the hopes that others with a similar experience could use the same model. This is the primary difference between the two, with “xapi-authored-profiles” being more technical. xAPI Profiles.

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What is xAPI?

LearnUpon

Over the past three years, xAPI has emerged as the hot new standard for delivering online training. xAPI is often described as the next evolution of SCORM. While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, xAPI has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. But what is xAPI? What is xAPI? The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. xAPI is the result of that work. How xAPI works.

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Moving and receiving xAPI data in an LRS rich environment

Experience API

As you build your xAPI ecosystem, you’ll likely compile a number of LRSs. Developing a strategy for moving and receiving xAPI data between LRSs becomes essential, which is why our CEO TJ outlined tactical steps for doing just that during his recent xAPI Cohort presentation. He’s giving a talk on xAPI at DevLearn this Friday, “ xAPI 201: Move from Experimentation to Mastery.” ” Where does xAPI data come from? Send xAPI data.

cmi5: All About Blocks

RISC

The ADL and U.S. xAPI and cmi5Introduction to cmi5 Blocks cmi5 is gaining traction across the learning space. Department of Defense have a number of projects underway, including a cmi5 test suite, to support the goal of replacing the outdated SCORM standard with cmi5.

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Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Then came Experience API (xAPI) and CMI5. 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. We did not create this, it is a proof of concept created by Advanced Distributed Learning ( ADL ) and made freely available. SCORM and xAPI.

Clarifying how xAPI relates to platforms, monitoring and testing

Experience API

Recently, we received an inquiry from someone who was trying to make sense of xAPI. Is xAPI installed on a platform? When it comes to how xAPI relates to platforms, xAPI is a communication and data model protocol specification that defines a Learning Record Store (or LRS). Can xAPI monitor device activity? Content and/or eLearning systems use the web service communication protocol defined by the xAPI spec to store data in and retrieve data from the LRS.

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How xAPI is Re-Shaping Modern Workplace Learning?

Origin Learning

xAPI or Experience API is the outcome of Project TinCan that started in 2010. It was originally a research project that was awarded to Rustici Software by ADL. xAPI’s remarkable growth and evolution as an eLearning specification is truly heralding a transformation in the way eLearning is being created and deployed globally. A Quick Introduction to xAPI. xAPI is transforming the way eLearning is being designed and deployed at the modern workplace Click To Tweet.

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Centralizing content and building xAPI Profiles at iFest

Rustici Software

We have been working with government entities since 2005, so it’s no surprise that we were at NTSA’s ADL iFest 2019 conference. While the xAPI standard and other emerging ADL initiatives are actively innovating exciting new standards, the reality is that training managers need tools that can be used to solve problems in the short term. Growth in xAPI adoption. TJ Seabrooks presenting at NTSA’s ADL iFest 2019.

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Securing Your xAPI Statements in JavaScript

Learning Dojo

xAPI unlocks many new possibilities for learners to engage in learning without the traditional cumbersome process of logging in to an LMS to have access to eLearning content. That’s why it’s important to make sure the server or host we’re using for our xAPI project enforces https as well. For credentials and Basic Auth with xAPI – we recommend using a wrapper like ADL’s xAPI Wrapper.

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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? So, in 2013, the developers of SCORM released xAPI (also known as Tin Can). How Does xAPI Work?

An insider view of xAPI adoption figures from Rustici

Course Index

Just after our recent post about (s)low xAPI adoption in the L&D community, Rustici Software have published some behind-the-scenes figures on xAPI use in their own eLearning content delivery and testing service, SCORM Cloud. The fact that SCORM Cloud offers a built-in LRS (Learning Record Store) might be skewing the figures somewhat since it offers a turnkey LRS solution in an L&D world that hasn’t yet really joined up the xAPI/LRS implementation dots yet.

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