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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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?

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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. A Quick Introduction to xAPI. The post How xAPI is Re-Shaping Modern Workplace Learning? Workplace Learning xAP

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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 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.

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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.

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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. This week we’ve begun sharing video presentations of the case studies shared at xAPI Camp-Orlando.

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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?

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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. Why xAPI Matters?

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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. But what is xAPI? What is xAPI? The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. How xAPI works.

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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? Last heard ADL calls this new standard the Experience API?

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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.

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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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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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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Answers: How Do I Get Started With xAPI?

MakingBetter

Getting Started with xAPI… for Everyone. That MOOC is long-since over, and it’s not specifically about xAPI, but it talks to how to design with data in a conceptual manner and the materials are still available for all to go through. ADL Sample LRS. Getting Started.

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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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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.

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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.

Day 5: xAPI and more – what next for SCORM?

LearnUpon

Funnily enough, Tin Can (xAPI) , which we’ll examine next, adopts a similar approach to AICC regarding the HACP and, as a result, can track data across domains, or indeed, almost anywhere. eLearning now: Tin Can (xAPI). But why does xAPI’s lack of packaging matter?

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

MakingBetter

” 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.

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What is Cmi5? A new set of rules for xAPI

LearnUpon

Initially called Tin Can, a more formal name of xAPI was settled upon. A new set of ‘rules’ for xAPI called cmi5 is set to harness the possibilities of xAPI making it even more impactful. cmi5 is there to put some of the rules back on top of xAPI.

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Why the Experience API (xAPI) Is Crucial to Your eLearning Success

Trivantis

The Experience API (xAPI) is an updated standard for tracking eLearning; it shows a more complete picture of your learners’ activity than SCORM does. xAPI was created by Rustici Software to replace SCORM (an earlier set of technical standards for eLearning software products).

Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

The ADL vision is actually looking this far out in the future. Being part of the DoD, ADL is considering how to provide soldiers on the battlefield with the information they need at the precise moment of need, thus increasing their performance in the field and saving lives. At the recent ADL Plugfest event, we identified creating “recipes” of best practices for statement structures as one the essential next steps for the community.

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