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eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go

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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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Delivering Just-In-Time Training with xAPI Bridge

JCA Solutions

Delivering Just-In-Time Training with xAPI Bridge. xAPI Bridge Makes Capturing Just-in-Time Training Data Easy. Your SCORM-compliant LMS and eLearning content serve you — and your learners — well; they are not going away any time soon.

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How to Use xAPI Bridge to Collect Just-In-Time Training Data

JCA Solutions

How to Use xAPI Bridge to Collect Just-In-Time Training Data. xAPI Bridge Makes Capturing Just-in-Time Training Data Easy. Your SCORM-compliant LMS and eLearning content serve you — and your learners — well; they are not going away any time soon.

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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 In 2003, the eLearning startup I worked for shuttered its doors as our customers moved to adopt SCORM, and we had no idea how to do that. My job was to help author SCORM 2004, focusing on how to develop content that would work in SCORM systems. on a side note – I – me, was always told that xAPI and Tin Can are one in the same).

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Why are we still talking xAPI?

Ideaon

What is xAPI? According to xAPi.com “The Experience API (or xAPI) is a new specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline). Very different systems are able to securely communicate by capturing and sharing this stream of activities.”. So, as it is still critical, let’s do a quick primer on xAPI. 4 reasons to choose xAPI. xAPI vs AICC vs SCORM.

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xAPI’s Tipping Point for Both Community & Industry

MakingBetter

Since last year, I worked with IEEE to standardize the Experience API (xAPI) specification. Most of my work is with the IEEE-LTSC but recently a few other IEEE standards groups expressed interest in using xAPI. They’re looking at xAPI because it provides a way to share data across devices, related to people, in a way other systems can understand. This is exciting stuff for everyone with a hand in making xAPI what it is. Second, an xAPI Camp is happening.

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

Talented Learning

That’s exactly why I enjoyed comparing notes with today’s guest, Troy Gorostiza , President & CEO of Knowledge Stream and Co-Founder of Course Container. These broader business ecosystems naturally bring opportunities to offer extended online training. In today’s economy, businesses must depend on partners, resellers, contractors and other external constituents to create value. But we really need to track specific data for training and business purposes.

Easygenerator has made all the right choices

Challenge to Learn

Easygenerator is the only authoring tool that has invested in video delivery, offering an integrated free streaming video service of the highest quality. The Fosway report: “ Publishing xAPI is starting to truly differentiate authoring systems ”. Easygenerator has built in XAPI from the moment of launch recognizing that this technique is the future of tracking and tracing. We are ready to implement CMI5 (new SCORM successor based on xAPI). Business is booming.

The Enterprise Learning Ecosystem Demystified: Part I

ATD Learning Technologies

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. Software runs everything in the enterprise business, and each software package has its own proprietary language. Yet, that is no longer the case for medium and large enterprise businesses. Why Experience API (xAPI)? “Yes we support SCORM/AICC.

People that inspire me: my 5 eLearning heroes

Challenge to Learn

He gave a workshop that I attended and we spoke briefly afterwards and exchanged business cards. He is also the one that made agile e-Learning development main stream with his book Leaving ADDIE for SAM. There are four principles: Identify the business goal. The first big thing is that she connects learning to the business goals, and with that she helps to integrate learning into the business. called the XAPI. XAPI is a real revolution for learning.

The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

SCORM. They wanted a standard, took a plausible set of standards from the work, and called it the Standard Courseware Object Reference Model (SCORM). SCORM was updated in 2004, and that is the existing standard for course delivery. Vendors got on board, and SCORM became a more-or-less viable mechanism. And we want to know whether or how well someone did for critical business skills. Which is exactly what SCORM does, with a limitation.

What is a Learning Record Store (LRS)

ProProfs

According to Experience API or xAPI specification , LRS is a server that is responsible for receiving, storing, and providing access to learning records. LRS forms an important part of xAPI. An xAPI software specification is at the core of every LRS system. Nearly 10 years after the concept was introduced to e-learning, xAPI, otherwise known as Tin Can API, has been helping two different eLearning tools communicate with one another.

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

Talented Learning

This year, talent-suite LMS vendors will still focus on employee-specific business needs, while the rest of the LMS industry feasts on an abundance of extended enterprise opportunities. So, what business wouldn’t want to achieve measurable benefits like these? Now, winning business from professional associations is difficult for generalist cloud LMS providers and impossible for talent-suite vendors. 14) xAPI May Never Arrive. How are you using xAPI now?”

The definitive checklist for selecting the right partner training LMS

Docebo

An An LMS for partner training is essential if you’re one of the 80% of businesses that use channel partners as a revenue source. Like the majority of these businesses, you’ve probably faced some of the same common challenges that stall revenue growth (yikes). We’re not talking simple onboarding here for an extended enterprise – this is where the pulse of partnerships is maintained by providing ongoing and timely training to the businesses that help you stay successful.

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The definitive checklist for selecting the right partner training LMS

Docebo

An LMS for partner training is essential if you’re one of the 80% of businesses that use channel partners as a revenue source. Like the majority of these businesses, you’ve probably faced some of the same common challenges that stall revenue growth (yikes). We’re not talking simple onboarding here for an extended enterprise – this is where the pulse of partnerships is maintained by providing ongoing and timely training to the businesses that help you stay successful.

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How to perfect your eLearning content distribution strategy

Rustici Software

Whether you create and sell eLearning content as your core business or you provide training as part of a larger product offering, you likely spend a good deal of time and energy administering eLearning content. Since most of your courses must be SCORM compliant , you likely see no option but to directly provide your clients with proprietary training files. This allows you to build and protect a recurring revenue stream and waste less time managing contracts.

A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training

Litmos

I’ve met people who had worked on the original SCORM standard, those driving the new xAPI standard, as well as early champions of our industry who coined the terms and built the original software tools. While PLATO and The Oregon Trail had planted the seed of computer based training, these new personal computers were the start of the digital revolution that would soon impact homes, schools, and businesses around the world. SCORM, and the SaaS based LMS.

Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

eLearning 24-7

” If they want your business they will. Then afterward the system continues to learn, through user actions, additional data streams added, etc. xAPI – Often referred by vendors as Tin Can (the proper term is xAPI). I recommend you wanting xAPI for your system. It is a course standard, and many claim it is far better for content on a mobile device than SCORM. . CMI-5 – A replacement for SCORM, which many consider outdated. EXTRA!

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

It is real – backed by evidence from business scenarios. But we do have a ton of data from learning technology buyers and sellers and we have decades of experience in evaluating, recommending, marketing and implementing business learning platforms. Among the more than 700 vendors participating in today’s LMS marketplace, we continue to see a wave of learning solutions designed to solve “niche” business challenges.

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

SCORM Compliance. Hence, one of my primary recommendations to my clients who are small business owners is to first be clear what training programs they want to offer before deciding which course platform to invest in. You need to be clear on your business model for your course to understand any E-commerce needs for your course platform. Will videos be streamed automatically or only if desired by the learner, allowing him or her to control data use?

18 ways LearnUpon saves you time

LearnUpon

Users are guided through their training process automatically, with a steady stream of progression for you to view. Scorm/xAPI file course settings. Need to update a SCORM or xAPI file, but you’re dreading having to create the course and its enrolments again? You can simply swap the SCORM or xAPI file without having to adjust any other course settings or enrolment details.

The Cons of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

This stream of content is not only distracting it can also cause some anxiety as you see the world slipping past you. I was just getting used to SCORM and now I need to learn about TinCan xAPI. What do you use to manage the content from your social media stream? And that may impact your professional relationships and potential business opportunities. The line between business and personal is getting a bit blurry. Social media is what you make of it.

Which Learning Content Trends Matter Most to You?

Talented Learning

If you’re responsible for business-related learning, I have some content questions for you! Training Business eCommerce. But AI can transform many other aspects of learning and business, as well. His own company says it could not grow its business , improve its product selection and customer experience or optimize its logistic speed and quality without AI. They also offer SCORM-based courses developed and submitted by independent subject matter entrepreneurs.

How to Deliver Channel Partner Training with an LMS

LearnUpon

Channel partner training (or reseller training) is an essential action to grow your business. Using an LMS, businesses create dedicated learning portals. A training reseller program or partner program influences your business in lots of ways. Develops your business. This enables them to sell more and generate more revenue for themselves and your business. Creates a new revenue stream. Provides feedback for your business.

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

Has at least one course standard (Standards : SCORM, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 3rd edition, SCORM 2004 4th edition, AICC, PENS, xAPI, CMI-5). I have worked at places where we had business units and would charge them for our online courses/content. Do you have video streaming – at no charge to the learner and buyer? Do you convert the video to SCORM 1.2

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

Has at least one course standard (Standards : SCORM, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 3rd edition, SCORM 2004 4th edition, AICC, PENS, xAPI, CMI-5). I have worked at places where we had business units and would charge them for our online courses/content. Do you have video streaming – at no charge to the learner and buyer? Do you convert the video to SCORM 1.2

4 reasons why ‘experience’ is the focus in learning now

Learning Pool

Further to the above, businesses now deploy whole cohorts of contingent workers to meet skills gaps and achieve particular strategic goals. As Moore’s Law propelled technological advance along exponential growth curves, technology became the engine of radical and often unpredictable changes in business and society. The first generation of learning systems relied on the industry-specific standard SCORM for tracking, which tracks a very limited number of data points.

How to Select Online Manufacturing Training That’s Right for Your Company

Convergence Training

What we want to call out is that these days, there are two many ways to get them: Streaming from an internet site. Streaming Courses from Internet. An elearning course has the same content that you’d see in a course streaming from a website. Value Stream Mapping. Streaming or eLearning? What format do you want–streaming courses ala Netflix, or elearning courses to take advantage of the benefits of an LMS? If eLearning, SCORM, AICC, xAPI?

Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018

Videonitch

To work best, video should be streamed, not just transferred like presentation or document, and when it is, the playback will often stall. PlayerLync’s director of product management, Paul Bradley, gave a not too technical talk about xAPI and its potential. xAPI, also known as the Experience API (and also as TinCan), is the e-Learning standard that builds on SCORM but is far broader in scope. Storytelling.

Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

It’s a busy time of year. Organizations are looking for modern, flexible systems that can adapt to the evolving needs of the business and its learners. Connecting the dots between learning management and business performance. Thursday, October 5, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: Driving Adoption for Better Learning Outcomes Think of the time, money and energy spent creating learning experiences aimed at both engaging the learner and well as improving business outcomes.

How To Use An LMS To Train Your Channel Partners

LearnUpon

Reseller or Channel Partner training enables you to grow your business by educating your Channel Partners on your products, how to use them and how to sell them. More importantly, the overall benefits in terms of RoI for your business are significant with a well-educated partner/reseller network resulting in higher sales while ensuring your brand is protected. Channel Partners come in many different forms depending on the nature of your business.

Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Learning & Development

Convergence Training

The way I look at it, the way the definition goes, is anything that forces you to rethink or transfer the way you do business. Or more so the technology behind it, which is on-demand streaming (video). And so that forces the industry to change, either to rethink how they would do their business or it would force you to go out of business in the case of Blockbuster. Dr. Lee : Well, every organization, every business has their pain points, right?

Retail training: How to pick the right authoring tool

Elucidat

As with any new technology, you want to be sure you’re making the right choice and investing wisely – that means it has scope to grow as your business and team grows too. The challenge is finding something which meets the needs of a wide range of stakeholders: your authoring team, any design contractors, learning and business leaders, and last but not least, your end users. Is it capable of growing with your business in one year? Is it xAPI enabled?

The ultimate authoring tool buyer’s guide

Elucidat

Your choice needs to meet the needs of a wide range of stakeholders: your authoring team, any design contractors, learning and business leaders, and last but not least, your end users. An in-house L&D team are looking to invest in an authoring tool that helps them create more modern, elearning, quicker so they can respond swiftly to arising business needs. It will be used primarily by specialist in-house authors spread throughout the business. Is it xAPI enabled?