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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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xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program

Gyrus

xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program. In the Learning and Development industry a very buzzworthy topic is xAPI (xAPI is also known as Tin Can API or the Experience API in case you have heard or read additional posts elsewhere, it will herein be referred to solely as xAPI within this blog post). What does that mean to my learning program? The post xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program appeared first on Gyrus.

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Getting Started With Learning Data and Analytics

CLO Magazine

Maybe there’s an executive demanding more visibility into your program, or perhaps you just want a better understanding of how things are going so you can find ways to make them better. You’re ready to get started with learning data and analytics, but where do you begin? There are two places to look for your first data analytics project. Do you already have tools in your ecosystem that are experience API, or xAPI conformant?

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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Podcast 35: How Advanced Reporting Transforms Training – With Tamer Ali

Talented Learning

Now he’s back with Authentic Analytics, an advanced reporting platform for training professionals. Analytics tools aren’t new. Our industry tends to jump on jargon bandwagons and talk about concepts like xAPI and data warehouses and business intelligence. But their analytics are still very employee-focused… Yeah… Built-in reporting capabilities really aren’t business-oriented. ” So next we’ll ask if they’re using xAPI.

Here’s the latest thinking on measurement, analytics and reporting

CLO Magazine

There are two very significant developments here, each of which will change the way human capital metrics are reported. This standard represents the work of a large, international group of experts who spent three years deciding which human capital metrics (measures) should be collected and reported. In the future, why would any employee go to work for an organization that refuses to disclose its human capital metrics? Analytics and the Use of Microdata.

5 More Business Reasons Why xAPI

ATD Learning Technologies

If your responsibilities include onboarding team members, developing learning curriculums, delivering training programs, or evaluating the performance of your organization, at some point this year someone likely asked if you had looked into xAPI. ” Either way, someone probably jumped into a technical explanation about how xAPI is a magical data interoperability standard that is going to solve all of your training tracking and performance measurement challenges.

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eLearning Authoring Tools + xAPI = A Love Story

gomo learning

eLearning authoring tools and xAPI go together like the proverbial horse and carriage. In this blog post from Customer Success Manager, Simon Waldram, we look at the love affair between xAPI and authoring tools, and detail four ways an authoring tool can use xAPI to drive learning value. What Is xAPI? In its simplest form, an xAPI statement consists of an actor, verb, and object. actor": "Jared", "verb": "completed", "object": "xAPI training". }.

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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. Learning Analytics

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.

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.

How to Create a Learning Measurement Plan with xAPI

Watershed

Designing a learning measurement strategy with xAPI takes time and planning, but do you know where to start? Last month, we celebrated xAPI xAPRIL during which L&D practitioners from Caterpillar, Quicken Loans, Behr Process, Verizon, and PwC shared how they track learning within their organizations. Specifically, they explained how they leverage xAPI-enabled tools to make it happen. xAPI Case Studies. Behr Process: How to feed xAPI data into other applications.

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5 More Business Reasons Why xAPI

ATD Learning Technologies

If your responsibilities include onboarding team members, developing learning curriculums, delivering training programs, or evaluating the performance of your organization, at some point this year someone likely asked if you had looked into xAPI. ” Either way, someone probably jumped into a technical explanation about how xAPI is a magical data interoperability standard that is going to solve all of your training tracking and performance measurement challenges.

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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. Traditional corporate learning solutions provide metrics for mandatory training, compliance, and courses offered by the LMS. API stands for Application Program Interface. Degreed is xAPI enabled.

Measuring Training Return on Investment

mLevel

Introducing Performance Metrics for Learning. Today, we launched our latest version of analytics, for the first time powered by Microsoft’s PowerBI. And analytics are baked in – users do not need to know xAPI or any other programming language to make this happen, they simply need to tag the data or build a content grid (which only requires typing as a skill). Yes, today we can now accept SCORM & xAPI data so you no longer need that LRS.

Transitioning to a Data Driven Learning Department

CLO Magazine

Technologies like xAPI and learning record stores are making learning data easier to access than ever before. When we incorporate data and analytics into our work streams, trends and spot outliers become visible. Data and analytics also enable L&D practitioners to better demonstrate and quantify the impact on the rest of the organization. xAPI and the general API-ificiation of the world is exposing richer sets of learning data to analyze.

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Data-Driven Learning for the Modern Workforce

Origin Fractal LXP

Let’s look at the key facets: 1 – Learner analytics based on course progress and completion. The learning system recommends ideal learning programs to help the employee perform their tasks better. If the L&D manager and the senior staffing managers feel that an employee despite completing specific programs is not improving work-efficiency, then remedial actions are prescribed. With the right data-sets targeted advertising can influence users to sign up for a program.

Measuring Training Return on Investment

mLevel

Introducing Performance Metrics for Learning. Today, we launched our latest version of analytics, for the first time powered by Microsoft’s PowerBI. And analytics are baked in – users do not need to know xAPI or any other programming language to make this happen, they simply need to tag the data or build a content grid (which only requires typing as a skill). Yes, today we can now accept SCORM & xAPI data so you no longer need that LRS.

How Streamlining a Data Ecosystem Can Impact Learning Measurement

Watershed

As a result of architecting a robust learning ecosystem , Caterpillar’s Global Dealer Learning (GDL) achieved streamlined metrics through the learning ecosystem and provided on-time data analytics. Define metrics with outcomes in mind. During the transformation, we defined metrics with the outcome in mind, and from there we designed metrics to monitor our value creation streams within our organization.

Building a Learning and Performance Support Ecosystem (Steve Foreman) #elguild

Learning Visions

Knowledge Management: look up info and access tools A searchable knowledgebase, publishing/workflows, curated, analytics -- giving people access to the info they need when they need it. But you might also have a structured learning program that involves mentoring and shadowing. Portal Search Engine knowledge base, communities, courses xAPI Learning Record Store Analytics/reports Newsfeeds How do we create ecosystem solutions? Think analytically.

Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)

Axonify

Almost every profession is advancing faster than ever, and even employees in sales, service, and operational roles need regular updates on programs, processes, and core skills to stay productive and grow. The original focus of L&D was to build “programs” to solve these issues. We will see the death of the traditional LMS, alongside an increased value on data and predictive analytics. Sure, xAPI won’t be the fastest growing trend, or the sexiest in 2017.

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Employee Training Platform: 8 Best Features of an Employee Training Platform

Kitaboo

The employee training program should have an easy-to-use authoring tool that allows you to design content varying from simple MS documents to highly interactive courses. 2004), HTML5, xAPI/TinCan, AICC, and LTI. Tracking and Analytical Tools.

Andy Whitaker "Matching Learning Paths w/Performance Using Tin Can" #ATDTK

Learning Visions

Andy Whitaker, Consultant, Rustici Software @tincandy How can we implement Tin Can (xAPI -- "experience API") in our organizations to get real benefit? Are you able to efficiently and effectively evaluate your learning programs? Are you able to understand a learning program''s impact on the business? Most orgs aren''t currently using tech that supports xAPI -- there''s work to do. The hope is in a year, two years, more vendors/products will have adopted xAPI.

Product Review – Percipio by Skillsoft

eLearning 24-7

Analytics including “Program Value” – shows the ROI in terms of metrics that you can show. is like having 4K programming before everyone else jumps on board and offers it). Except for the ROI metrics. Plus, on the metrics side there is way too many metrics for assignments. Percipio though can accept AICC, SCORM, xAPI and CMI-5 (win!). Under the dashboard setting is where to me the real power of the analytical data exists.

Alternatives to LMS: what, when and why?

Elucidat

If you need to host and track elearning courses alongside other non-digital employee training programs, and need the administrative functions too, then an LMS may well still be the answer. Virtual learning environments (VLEs) tend to be used in the education sector but their focus on learner collaboration above performance tracking could work in other instances – graduate or induction programs, for example.

How are LXPs Suited to Provide Customer Training?

Origin Fractal LXP

Monitoring Content Activity through analytics. For a business, quantifiable metrics of customer training can be very important. The usability of the product, as well as the preferences of a consumer, become easier to understand with the analytical capabilities of LXPs. Technologies such as xAPI aso enable mobile-first approach to learning and development as a dedicated web browser no longer becomes necessary to track important data.

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Data Storytelling: How to Change L&D Behavior by 'Reporting Out Loud'

Watershed

In this post, David Rosenfeld of athenahealth shares how he used “Reporting Out Loud” to encourage a behavior change within an L&D team so learning analytics isn’t just icing on the cake, but rather, it’s baked into their strategy and programs. Reporting Out Loud is a way to scale peer-to-peer inspiration, put momentum behind data-enabled action, and gradually advance best practices by committing to sharing ideas, results, and stories of learning programs.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Think of learning programs that reach beyond employees. 8) How is xAPI transforming enterprise learning analytics? Business Benefits of xAPI – With Mike Rustici of Watershed. Check key issues and opportunities… 2) Starting a customer education program: The inside story. Here’s what you need to run a successful sales partner training program… 5) Marketing never ends: How does product education help?

Data Storytelling: How to Change L&D Behavior by 'Reporting Out Loud'

Watershed

In this post, David Rosenfeld of athenahealth shares how he used “Reporting Out Loud” to encourage a behavior change within an L&D team so learning analytics isn’t just icing on the cake, but rather, it’s baked into their strategy and programs. Reporting Out Loud is a way to scale peer-to-peer inspiration, put momentum behind data-enabled action, and gradually advance best practices by committing to sharing ideas, results, and stories of learning programs.

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

Talented Learning

SEO and pay-per-click ad management tools ( Google Analytics , SEMrush , WordStream ). On the backend, reporting and analytics automation is where AI is making the most progress. 14) xAPI May Never Arrive. Almost every one of those organizations said they wanted an xAPI-compliant LMS. How are you using xAPI now?” ” Then I wait to hear buyers say, “We aren’t using it yet, because we don’t have an xAPI-compliant system.”

Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)

Axonify

Almost every profession is advancing faster than ever, and even employees in sales, service, and operational roles need regular updates on programs, processes, and core skills to stay productive and grow. The original focus of L&D was to build “programs” to solve these issues. We will see the death of the traditional LMS, alongside an increased value on data and predictive analytics. xAPI will make serious gains in terms of adoption.

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Making the Case for Adaptive Learning

CLO Magazine

Budget considerations are always a concern, but learning leaders also should consider how learning programs affect the bottom line. Does the program decisively demonstrate how the organization is reducing cost? For more than 25 years, statistical data used to prove a program’s value has come from reporting standards based on AICC or SCORM outputs. Before going any further, a mention of Experience API — more commonly referred to as Tin Can, or xAPI — would be appropriate.

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Top 10 LXPs for 2019-2020

eLearning 24-7

I added a new feature just for the launch of these rankings within FindAnLMS, it is our personal concierge program, 100% free for everyone. . Best of all, the FindAnLMS concierge program is now included with every system on the search engine. All you have to do is search, uh for the system(s), not the program. : ). The one downer to the entire system, and one I have repeatedly told them is a bad idea, is that it is only xAPI for content. Vacillation.

How We Measure: Utilizing Learning Technology to Measure Performance Impact

Instilled

Even the best learning programs can end up falling flat if L&D professionals don’t pay attention to how the learner is using the content. Identifying the right tools to measure the success of your learning program should work in tandem with the proper learning technology. Going Beyond Completion Metrics and Getting at Engagement. The following are valuable criteria to include in your metrics and go beyond tracking more than just completions: 1.

What to Expect in a Channel Partner LMS

Talented Learning

Channel learning programs are often a valuable source of business revenue. Within your LMS, delegated administrators can manage their organization’s users, assign content, monitor training consumption progress and generate program performance reports. Remote content lets you share SCORM, xAPI, LTI and other content packages with channel partner systems, but the content is actually stored in a central location. Web traffic analysis tools, like Google Analytics.

How Digital Learning Became Connected Learning

Leo Learning

Understandably the metrics gathered were often not used to prove the effectiveness of learning, but simply to prove take-up. We designed in-program touches to suggest there was a person on the other side of the screen, such as addressing the user by name. Protocols such as xAPI are enabling multiple types of learner behavior to be tracked, and along with multiple business KPIs, to be plugged into highly flexible, affordable analytics tools such as Learning Record Stores.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

But what challenges should you expect as you expand your customer onboarding and training programs? 4 Sales Enablement Performance Metrics (And How To Improve Them). Learner Lifetime Value: Key Metric in Scaling a High-Margin Learning Business. Understanding Learning Experience Analytics. Mike Rustici, CEO of Watershed LRS , has played a pivotal role in xAPI development. When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind?