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Enabling Learning & Performance Analytics with xAPI

Web Courseworks

Mike Rustici , President of Watershed LRS, will be presenting “Enabling Learning & Performance Analytics with xAPI”on November 28th as part of our Though Leaders Series Webinar! As part of his presentation, he will be talking about the evolution of xAPI and its adoption in new technology, as well as how xAPI has fueled learning analytics in large enterprise deployments, and the necessity of scale-able learning.

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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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Learning Analytics: Big Demand, But Bigger Challenges?

Talented Learning

When I stepped into the extended enterprise learning world 25 years ago, the concept of data-based decision-making was vastly different. The analytics process was usually ad-hoc and reactive. Learning Analytics: Top of The “Hot” Trend List. And interestingly, the top choice in 2020 is learning analytics (up from 3rd place in 2019). ” It’s good to see analytics in the spotlight as a priority. Learning Analytics Maturity: Tough Truths.

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. By “traditional”, I mean developed-in-the-year-2000-why-is-our-industry-still-using-17-year-old-technology traditional. 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.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

organizations: • Value personal development among their teams • Create curated learning experiences • Use learning technologies to achieve their goals As leading analysts Fosway Group point out, learning technology deserves a much more strategic. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Human Capital Analytics — Now

eLearning Brothers

While this sounds obvious, performance data required to make this analysis—and determine the associated adjustment to increase performance—is frequently isolated in multiple spreadsheets or locked in enterprise systems. Today, mobile devices and technology have permeated most areas of our lives. The intersection between learning and performance and technology has become a space offering rich data with unknown impact. ASTD Magazine on xAPI. Training Magazine on xAPI.

Podcast Episode 8: The Business Benefits of xAPI – With Mike Rustici

Talented Learning

EPISODE 8 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: The first version of xAPI was released 5 years ago. What is the relationship between xAPI and learning measurement? And what kind of real-world business benefits come from using xAPI? Today I explore these questions with one of the world’s leading experts in learning analytics, Mike Rustici. KEY TAKEAWAYS: For extended enterprise professionals, measuring the business impact of learning programs is essential.

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Yet Analytics Awarded Contract to Bring Learning Experience Technology to Air Force

Yet Analytics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2020 Contact: Shelly Blake-Plock Yet Analytics Awarded Contract to Bring Learning Experience Technology to Air Force BALTIMORE, MD — Technology startup Yet Analytics has been awarded a Phase II contract through a United States Department of Defense solicitation for Small Business Innovation Research to implement its learning experience platform for Airmen at Joint Base Andrews in partnership with the SparkX Cell Innovation and Idea Center.

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Podcast 17: Next-Level Learning Analytics – With Guest Expert Tamer Ali

Talented Learning

Today we’re talking about the brave new world of learning analytics with Tamer Ali , Co-Founder and Director of Authentic Learning Labs. Tamer is a long-time educational technologist and learning systems expert who never stops pushing the envelope in extended enterprise learning and continuing professional development. He has designed, built and operationalized multiple learning software products, and is currently working on a next-generation learning analytics platform.

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, 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 I worked with business analysts, IT and communications teams on governance for these new technologies. The first technology in that architecture was the Experience API. The name “Tin Can API” stuck around once ADL advocated to use the prototype produced out of “Project Tin Can” as the basis for the Experience API (“xAPI”). xAPI has this.

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2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

Based on my work as an independent advisor to learning tech buyers and sellers , I’ve outlined 16 key extended enterprise learning trends and related predictions. Certainly, other factors are shaping the extended enterprise landscape – and we’ll dig into those as the year unfolds. But now, let’s start with the issues and opportubities at the top of my watch list… 2020 Extended Enterprise LMS Predictions. 14) xAPI May Never Arrive. New year.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

If you’re familiar with Talented Learning, you know we’re fiercely independent consultants focused on one goal – to help you choose the best extended enterprise LMS for your needs. The “Extended Enterprise” Worldview. What exactly do we mean by the term “extended enterprise” ? EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS AUDIENCES. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions focused on key extended enterprise LMS issues and related business strategies.

5 Reasons Why xAPI

ATD Learning Technologies

Essentially, xAPI (Experience API) is typically viewed by learning and development (L&D) professionals as a tool to help with: tracking learning where learners go, not just in the LMS. These are all great reasons to use xAPI, but they don’t always resonate with key stakeholders in other parts of the business. In order to gain traction in the larger organization, L&D professionals need to answer the question of “Why xAPI?”

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Not If but When, Not Why but How: L&D Leaders are xAPI Ready at DevLearn

Yet Analytics

At this year’s DevLearn, the Yet Analytics team had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of L&D leaders currently working to bring the latest innovations in data, analytics, and learning technologies to their teams. In this post, Yet’s VP of Enterprise Sales Mike Anthony shares his insight into those conversations. DevLearn xapi

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

2013 was an exciting year for e-Learning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies. We started the year with our own forecasts through ‘ Top 11 Disruptive e-Learning Technologies ’, many of which, when we look back, turned out to be accurate. Learning Analytics. We believe that 2014 will see more powerful changes, owing to the maturing and convergence of some of these technologies. Learning Analytics.

Some causes of slow xAPI adoption

Course Index

Back in 2015 we published an article on elearningindustry.com about Rustici Software’s Experience API, aka xAPI, aka Tin Can API. It was one of many such articles in the wake of xAPI’s launch in 2013, and gave an explanation of how this new learning data tool worked and the great variety of systems it could theoretically gather and aggregate learning data from. An ideal source of information is The Elearning Guild’s September report, The State of xAPI Adoption. Technology

Track Your Learning Experiences 100% with xAPI Enabled LMS

CommLab India

Experience API (xAPI) or Tin Can API has the potential to deal with advanced learning forms that are merging with work. Transition: SCORM to xAPI. xAPI tracks learning based on the activities people do. xAPI is helpful to track the tasks done using computers such as regular office work, social media interactions, crossing one level after another in games, etc. Unlike traditional LMSs, a xAPI enabled LMS is not limited to tracking the learning in e-learning modules.

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3 Tips for Implementing a Learning Analytics Practice

Watershed

A few years ago, we explored why L&D should use data and analytics in data storytelling. Over the next several posts, we’ll dive into how real organizations view learning analytics and how they are using their data narratives to gain buy-in, effect change, and showcase improvement across L&D initiatives. TL;DR: Learning Analytics = Storytelling. We saw this aspect of learning analytics practice during David Rosenfeld ’s aptly titled presentation “Reporting Out Loud.”

5 Ways the Learning Analytics Landscape Is Evolving

Watershed

After combining the data from annual learning measurement surveys with L&D practitioner stories shared during Insights Summits, we’ve noticed a growing shift in the way both L&D professionals and the organization as a whole view learning analytics. It can be difficult to change institutionalized beliefs about whether an activity—such as learning analytics—is worth the time, but changing this mindset is becoming more attainable, as you'll see below. Learning Analytics

TOP 9 E-LEARNING PREDICTIONS FOR 2014

Learnnovators

2013 was an exciting year for e-Learning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies. We started the year with our own forecasts through ‘ Top 11 Disruptive e-Learning Technologies ’, many of which, when we look back, turned out to be accurate. Learning Analytics. We believe that 2014 will see more powerful changes, owing to the maturing and convergence of some of these technologies. Learning Analytics.

Tech Tuesday: Dive into Big Data

mLevel

This approach has really gone the same path as the Enterprise Relationship Management (ERM) systems that were implemented in the late 90s-2000s. But, with the evolution of cloud technologies, L&D has started to realize that it is ok (if not preferred) to work with smaller systems to try bite-sized chunks of learning objectives using simpler tools such as mLevel to provide a micro-learning approach. Enter XAPI and the LRS. Once again, enter XAPI.

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5 Business Reasons Why xAPI

ATD Learning Technologies

Essentially, xAPI (Experience API) is typically viewed by learning and development (L&D) professionals as a tool to help with: tracking learning where learners go, not just in the LMS. These are all great reasons to use xAPI, but they don’t always resonate with key stakeholders in other parts of the business. In order to gain traction in the larger organization, L&D professionals need to answer the question of “Why xAPI?”

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5 Ways the Learning Analytics Landscape Is Evolving

Leo Learning

LEO Learning and our sister company Watershed have been teaming up to deliver trends and insights based on learning analytics since 2016. After combining the data from annual learning measurement surveys with L&D practitioner stories shared during Insights Summits, we’ve noticed a growing shift in the way both L&D professionals and the organization as a whole view learning analytics. Learning Analytics & Measuring Learning’s Impact on the Business.

Tech Tuesday: Dive into Big Data

mLevel

This approach has really gone the same path as the Enterprise Relationship Management (ERM) systems that were implemented in the late 90s-2000s. But, with the evolution of cloud technologies, L&D has started to realize that it is ok (if not preferred) to work with smaller systems to try bite-sized chunks of learning objectives using simpler tools such as mLevel to provide a micro-learning approach. Enter XAPI and the LRS. Once again, enter XAPI.

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5 Ways the Learning Analytics Landscape Is Evolving

Watershed

After combining the data from annual learning measurement surveys with L&D practitioner stories shared during Insights Summits, we’ve noticed a growing shift in the way both L&D professionals and the organization as a whole view learning analytics. It can be difficult to change institutionalized beliefs about whether an activity—such as learning analytics—is worth the time, but changing this mindset is becoming more attainable, as you'll see below.

3 Tips for Implementing a Learning Analytics Practice

Watershed

A few years ago, we explored why L&D should use data and analytics in data storytelling. Over the next several posts, we’ll dive into how real organizations view learning analytics and how they are using their data narratives to gain buy-in, effect change, and showcase improvement across L&D initiatives. TL;DR: Learning Analytics = Storytelling. We saw this aspect of learning analytics practice during David Rosenfeld ’s aptly titled presentation “Reporting Out Loud.”

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Let’s start using a whole new class of meaningful HR KPIs – Jean-Marc Tassetto in HRReview

Coorpacademy

” […] “Why we need to move beyond the LMS That’s because LXPs track any behaviour traces and use them to test what works and what doesn’t, based on a powerful new way of collecting such data, the ‘Experience API’ or xAPI standard. Up until recently, elearning analytics only existed in a very limited form, as any learning data that was harvested was very partial. This article has been originally published in HRReview.

Is Your Business Data Really Worth Keeping?

Talented Learning

EDITOR’S NOTE: Because extended enterprise learning involves multiple disciplines, we sometimes ask other experts to share their insights with our readers. Daniel is an author, speaker, blogger and educator who works with leading technology brands to help businesses around the world embrace the benefits of digital transformation. Replay our webinar: Bridging the Learning Analytics Gap: How Guided Insights Lead to Better Results.

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? These products often take the form of a learning analytics platform.

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LRS - Learning Record Store - xAPI - What is it?

Designing Digitally

Description: LRS is a data recording technology that can be implemented to store, receive and return different learning outcomes. The information gathered by an LRS system is derived as a direct outcome of a type of learning experience that occurs in other processes, which are designed to support the Experience Application Performing Interface (xAPI). xAPI was previously known as the Tin Can API.

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The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Hands down, our learning technology “predictions” list is our favorite post to develop each year. Rather, they are educated guesses about learning technology trends, based on our continuous market research, our consulting interactions with countless LMS buyers and sellers and more than 20 years of experience we’ve accumulated in the learning industry. For example, Litmos acquired extended enterprise specialist View Central last year.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

So as you prepare for what’s ahead, join me as I reflect on topics that mattered most to the extended enterprise learning community in 2018. Regular readers know that this blog isn’t the only way we share advice with learning technology buyers and sellers. This year we launched our new podcast series, “ The Talented Learning Show “ to showcase one-on-one conversations with experts from across the learning technology community. What is xAPI ?

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Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. How do you look at the adaptive learning technologies of today?

How to Get Insights for All the Learning Happening at Your Organization

Degreed

Bersin by Deloitte recently reported that better analytics is one of the main buying criteria for new HR solutions, with good reason. This trend is only gaining more momentum as HR analytics are being used more to make business and talent decisions. The Experience API (xAPI), an open source API in its early stages, promises the ability to track any kind of learning experience [ ADL ]. Degreed is xAPI enabled. It can receive xAPI actions from other systems.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? But as an independent analyst, I spend my days investigating which companies excel at driving learning technology forward. Instead, they want to add value by helping you stay ahead of the technology curve. A must-read for learning technology decision makers. How can this kind of customized training technology equip your channel to market and sell products on your behalf?

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

As fiercely independent learning technology analysts, we think a trend isn’t just a fleeting idea that comes and goes like fashion, or a social media hashtag. A trend should matter to any buyer, seller or user of learning technology who wants to make ongoing, intelligent and informed choices. It directly affects learning technology buyers and sellers. Almost daily, new learning technology developers contact us to introduce themselves.

The Unbundling of Learning Technology

Cinch

The world of technology is unbundling: consumers can take advantage of best-in-class solutions rather than use a behemoth, monolithic application that can do everything but nothing well (i.e. most enterprise software). As technology becomes more unbundled, it is the user who benefits. Now, smaller players such as MailChimp, Drip, LeadPages, and ConstantContact are bringing enterprise-level features such as marketing automation to small and mid-size businesses.

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Opinion: The LMS Isn’t Dead … Yet

CLO Magazine

While these functions only make up about 20 percent of what most enterprise LMSs can do, they account for about 90 percent of what people actually use. Common examples of mediocre ancillary LMS functionality include social learning, mobile learning, content management, performance support and reporting and analytics. Experience API, or xAPI, allows these next-generation tools to work together and share detailed data with learning record stores that perform powerful analytics.

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Challenging Trends: Data, Learning and the LRS

HT2 Labs

Adaptive Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Learning Analytics; the list goes on. Learning Pool ‘s latest webinar series, Challenging Trends was designed with the aim to: Explore the origins of the most popular ideas in digital learning today Compare the trends we can see to the challenges we face Dissect the possibilities and potential emerging technologies. How easy is it to record activity from a non xAPI source? Data & Analytics

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