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? He’s best known as the founder of Rustici Software , where he advanced SCORM market adoption and developed its next-generation standard, the xAPI. SCORM and xAPI are perfect examples. When did xAPI enter the picture?

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Managing your Extended Enterprise Learning Needs and Drive your Business

Origin Learning

The term extended enterprise learning assumes significant value in the current business scenario. In this blog post, we focus on why organizations need to invest in extended enterprise learning and how it can help them boost profitability. What is Extended Enterprise Learning? Extended enterprise learning can be defined as any targeted learning/training created for an organization’s non-employees or ‘external audience’. Business Impact.

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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. It is a stripped down version of xAPI.

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eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Megan Torrance      In my  previous xAPI article  I pointed to the emergence of "geek-free tools and platforms" as the hallmark that xAPI is beginning to achieve main-stream status.   In the 1960s, Dr. Bruce Tuckman proposed a team development model that lends some structure to the conversation about xAPI.   In the early Forming and Storming days of xAPI, there were no off-the-shelf tools that supported it.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

investment if businesses are to enrich engagement. As a busy L&D professional, you want to spend more. training data, you’d have had to pay a variable fee, with the potential for spiraling costs as your business. learning on business outcomes. true business impact.

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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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. Business Data: Blessing and Curse. For business, data is the lifeblood of digital transformation.

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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Digitization of “Human Infrastructure”…or…Enterprise Systems/Apps: Which Should Take Priority?

Living in Learning

There are plenty of positive discussions in the networking groups I follow regarding the shift to the cloud for digital integration across Enterprise Systems, Business Apps, and APIs. This is all good news, but I must ask this question - “What about the digitization supporting the “human infrastructure” tasked to perform effectively using this digitized business infrastructure at the Point-of-work?”

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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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 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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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 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”). ADL, IEEE and many people and businesses talking about this technology call it xAPI.

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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. It’s also about identifying relevant, useful data and applying it consistently to improve business practices and results, over time. Taylor, these results reflect a continued shift towards the improvement of L&D business practices. Without basic data competency, the business practice of learning analytics can’t take hold.

HT2 Labs ‘Astonished and Humbled’ to Win Prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

HT2 Labs

Oxford, UK: HT2 Labs are thrilled to have been recognized in the distinguished Queens’ Awards for Enterprise: Innovation for their invention of Learning Locker ® , an open source ‘Big Data’ store used by educators and workplaces around the world to improve learning outcomes. Thank you to my team and to the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for recognizing our efforts and ambition. H T2 Labs’ CEO, Dr Ben Betts and Chairman, Alan Betts.

Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

These broader business ecosystems naturally bring opportunities to offer extended online training. As requirements for these solutions grew more sophisticated and clients increasingly served outward-facing audiences, I started specializing in how to make training available across extended enterprise environments. Well, you’re definitely in the right place to talk about extended enterprise learning, because that’s our world here at Talented Learning.

The Enterprise Learning Ecosystem Demystified: Part I

ATD Learning Technologies

The Enterprise Is Not as “Closed Off” as It Used to Be. In many ways, the enterprise business model hasn’t changed much over the last 25 years. Indeed, the ability for different overlapping business functions (or systems) to share data has become relatively easy. ” He was speaking of controlling a large enterprise network with a small amount of programming. Yet, that is no longer the case for medium and large enterprise businesses.

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

Talented Learning

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. It involves interpretation and visualization of data in ways that are meaningful and useful for business decision makers. Business intelligence tools are not new. None of it provides quick, useful business insights. Use of xAPI increases the typical data set by multiple folds.

Channel Learning and Business Success: Can Your LMS Connect the Dots?

Talented Learning

One of the best things about being a learning technology analyst is that I get to meet so many smart, passionate people who are pushing the boundaries of the LMS and business success as we know it. From the multiple perspectives, I learn about new use cases, evolving technologies and novel ways to approach complex business challenges. He is a partner development expert who actively works with channel organizations to drive meaningful business results.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

A newer standard than even xAPI, Caliper is somewhat less ambitious than xAPI in the number of use cases considered and APIs specified. As Martin is one of the xAPI originators, this could foreshadow future synergies between the two standards and help xAPI get out of the Trough (see below). CHEST-Web Courseworks xAPI pilot. xAPI: We are big believers in xAPI. xAPI has not reached the “plug and play” productivity of SCORM.

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

The year also witnessed Enterprise Mobile Store (from Qualcomm) – an innovative and inspiring concept that could encourage adoption of mobile learning across enterprises around the world. Adoption of Business App Stores within organizations to help employees work smarter. The emergence of more tool and consulting service providers to help clients integrate gamification into their business activities.

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

Designing Digitally

Learning Record Store (LRS) is a systematic innovation that enables businesses to gather individual learning experiences from a broad category of sources. Businesses throughout the world use LRS to collect data and critical information. 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).

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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? That’s one of the big advantages of xAPI, *anything* can make a statement.

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

Talented Learning

Tamer is a learning systems entrepreneur who is always ahead of the extended enterprise curve. Most notably, about seven years ago he founded Crowd Wisdom, one of the first pure extended enterprise learning management systems. So today we’re talking about how innovative measurement methods are shaping extended enterprise learning. If you sell instructional content, your data can tell you how your business can do better. What business are you in?

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. 2 The Business Benefits of xAPI – with Mike Rustici of Watershed. What is xAPI ? And what business benefits should you expect when educating customers or others outside of your organization? 1 Gamification and Learning in Business – with Karl Kapp. Another year is drawing to a close – already?

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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. mLevel has evolved the data analytics and reporting platform from simple data exports, to colorful dashboards that provide data about learning objectives at the course (mission) level, to more advanced integrations into larger data systems that handle the major learning protocols including LTI and xAPI. Enter XAPI and the LRS.

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The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Instead, we prefer to focus on practical, concrete intelligence that will support sound business decisions in the coming year. Market demand has grown, along with the number of vendors, business uses, integration points and related feature sets — and with good reason. The problem with the global employee learning solutions market is that the big, boring talent management LMSs we just mentioned are the standard for managing enterprise-wide learning complexity.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

The industry is awash in evolving learning technology features such as micro and adaptive learning, gamification, alternate and virtual reality, xAPI, big data, social, content curation, user experience, video, integration and the list goes on and on. Strategic LMS vendors differentiate and structure their business on solving specific problems better than the competition and then invest resources trying to find many similar clients that need that exact solution.

Meridian Unveils Latest Edition of Leading Learning Management System

Meridian

New features utilize machine learning and extend functionality beyond enterprise employees. This latest release features an enhanced learner experience for video content and courses, evaluations / observation checklists and xAPI?statements. Meridian LMS Fall 2019 also includes improvements to certification management that will greatly benefit associations and other organizations whose learners extend beyond the enterprise to partners, clients and resellers.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

A newer standard than even xAPI, Caliper is somewhat less ambitious than xAPI in the number of use cases considered and APIs specified. As Martin is one of the xAPI originators, this could foreshadow future synergies between the two standards and help xAPI get out of the Trough (see below). CHEST-Web Courseworks xAPI pilot. xAPI: We are big believers in xAPI. xAPI has not reached the “plug and play” productivity of SCORM.

TOP 9 E-LEARNING PREDICTIONS FOR 2014

Learnnovators

The year also witnessed Enterprise Mobile Store (from Qualcomm) – an innovative and inspiring concept that could encourage adoption of mobile learning across enterprises around the world. Adoption of Business App Stores within organizations to help employees work smarter. The emergence of more tool and consulting service providers to help clients integrate gamification into their business activities.

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. mLevel has evolved the data analytics and reporting platform from simple data exports, to colorful dashboards that provide data about learning objectives at the course (mission) level, to more advanced integrations into larger data systems that handle the major learning protocols including LTI and xAPI. Enter XAPI and the LRS.

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LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

If you follow my writing — even casually — you know how excited I am about the direction of LMS innovation and its ability to help organizations create business value. The need for mandatory academic and employee compliance training is real, but organizations everywhere are also looking for better ways to educate their extended enterprise of customers , sales channel partners or member communities.

Does Your Business Really Need an LMS? Straight Talk with “The eLearning Coach”

Talented Learning

In only 30 minutes we compared notes about all sorts of issues of interest to business-minded learning professionals. What should you consider when choosing an LMS for business ? How do tools like xAPI and CRM integration make it easier to link learning with business results? I decided to learn directly one-by-one, talking to executives, clarifying their business goals and attending demonstrations. Why does each vendor win new business opportunities?