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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XAPI Gaining Traction: An interview with Megan Torrance

Web Courseworks

Megan brings over a decade of business consulting and project management experience to her instructional design and development work. One of the things Dr. Aleckson noticed in the exhibit hall was there seemed to be less Learning Management System software companies exhibiting, more content development companies, a solid presence of LRS vendors, and Megan agreed. Megan led a session with Rob Houck from LearnShare on the Learning Record Store and the XAPI.

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eLearning: Is it Time to Jump on the xAPI Bandwagon?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Megan Torrance      xAPI and the Tin Can Project. Few eLearning developers have ever developed or seen an eLearning project that uses xAPI. However, given the fact that eLearning development tools and learning platforms now support xAPI, it may be the time to jump on the xAPI bandwagon.    What is xAPI? Many people say that xAPI is the next version of SCORM. And if you are tracking, you can't switch vendors. Along

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5 Considerations When Shopping for CME Hosting Vendors and Providers

EthosCE

As a busy CE director, you may find that choosing from several CME hosting vendors can be overwhelming. While comparing CME hosting vendors, you can focus on these five crucial considerations to help you pick the right vendor for your continuing medical education program.

Is Your Business Data Really Worth Keeping?

Talented Learning

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. There are multiple reasons why your business should create a data purge strategy. Long story short: storage vendors are running a business, just like you do.

LMS Vendors: How to Select the Right Vendor for your Goals

Hurix Digital

Organizations generally prefer to outsource their LMS requirements to vendors or service providers, mainly because it saves them time and money and also because they do not have an in-house IT team to design, build and maintain a custom solution. This being said, how to choose the right LMS vendor for your organizational goals? These benefits will also help you shortlist the right vendor from your LMS vendors list: Some of the benefits of a LMS (Learning Management System) are: 1.

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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5 Real Benefits of Using xAPI

LearnUpon

xAPI was touted as the future of eLearning back in 2013 when it was first introduced (named Tin Can at the time). xAPI has some awesome benefits that you should know about and avail of. One of the major benefits of xAPI is the lack of disruption its adoption will cause you. xAPI can do everything that your SCORM 1.2 SCORM 2004, in particular, proved to be very buggy for both eLearning pros and vendors alike. xAPI may not have swept across eLearning as expected.

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5 Critical Questions To Ask Potential LMS Vendors

KnowledgeAnywhere

There are the basic question of pricing and features that you will, of course, be asking potential vendors. However, there are some deeper questions that you should take the time to ask potential LMS vendors to help determine if they will be a good fit for a long term partnership with your business. Here is a list of 5 critical questions you and your team should ask when talking to LMS vendors. xAPI allows for deeper tracking of your training campaign.

Your First xAPI Project: Go Big or Go Small

ATD Learning Technologies

At the ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition , you’ll see more xAPI (Experience API) in action than ever before: more sessions, more vendors, and more real working examples that take you beyond the confines of simple SCORM e-learning tracking. xAPI is an open specification for storing and retrieving records about learners and sharing that data across platforms. This has made many learning professionals eager to get started with xAPI.

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gomo Named a “Hot Vendor in Learning” by Leading Analyst Firm [press release]

gomo learning

Vendors selected for the Aragon Research “Hot Vendor” report are chosen for their ability to be noteworthy, visionary, and innovative. gomo, the leading provider of eLearning authoring, video, hosting and analytics, has been included in the list of “Hot Vendors for Learning 2019” by Aragon Research, Inc. The report recognizes gomo as a vendor of choice for enterprises that need a comprehensive video learning platform. “We’re

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

LearnUpon

While many eLearning vendors still support AICC, the standard is usually a legacy of older platforms and businesses. 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). I’ll begin with the Tin Can API, also known as xAPI, officially released as version 1.0

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xAPI/TinCan@work – A collaborative exploration by Asiapac organisations facilitated by Learning Cafe

Learning Cafe

TinCan/xAPI the new learning standards that make 70:20:10/ Performance Support/ Personal Learning Records feasible. TinCan or more correctly xAPI (Experience API) has been announced but parts of it is still evolving. The business impact is still nascent as learning technology vendors incorporate xAPI into their platforms. Information about xAPI/Tin Can is available at the ADNET web site. The question is not if but when TinCan/xAPI will impact us.

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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. This includes a diverse audience comprising prospects, existing customers, channel partners, and licensed vendors/resellers. Business Impact. Mere digital promotions of the product are not going to be sufficient to build the business and gain new customers. Experience the power of TinCan/xAPI-enabled tracking.

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

And yeah there are vendors who will taut that they are in X list or Y rankings and thus should be included. This isn’t a beauty contest, nor a pay for play (I NEVER accept that, nor play that game, nor do I accept any referral fees or whatever some vendors offer for recommending them). These are vendors who have been around a long time, build share of the market and generally speaking had early name recognition which has helped them in build business.

Learning Analytics: Big Demand, But Bigger Challenges?

Talented Learning

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. At the same webinar, we also asked participants, “How do you analyze learning behaviors and business impact?” Many told us that they want to demonstrate how training initiatives contribute to business performance.

Meridian Unveils Latest Edition of Leading Learning Management System

Meridian

This latest release features an enhanced learner experience for video content and courses, evaluations / observation checklists and xAPI?statements. Experience xAPI: Meridian’s new LRS Explorer captures xAPI statements regarding a user’s interaction with videos played via the new inline player. It also allows administrators to see all xAPI statements captured by the Meridian LRS.

Your First xAPI Project: Go Big or Go Small

ATD Learning Technologies

At the ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition , you’ll see more xAPI (Experience API) in action than ever before: more sessions, more vendors, and more real working examples that take you beyond the confines of simple SCORM e-learning tracking. xAPI is an open specification for storing and retrieving records about learners and sharing that data across platforms. This has made many learning professionals eager to get started with xAPI.

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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.

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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Results Out: 2020 Measuring the Business Impact of Learning Report

gomo learning

LEO Learning and Watershed’s measuring the business impact of learning report is now available to download. This annual survey (from our sister companies within the Learning Technologies Group) measures the learning industry’s progress towards learning that is measured against business impact. Since 2017, more than 1,300 L&D professionals have been surveyed on their approach to learning measurement in the ‘measuring the business impact of learning’ report.

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

Talented Learning

But the industry’s unbridled expansion started to lose steam a couple of years ago, when vendors began seeking growth through acquisition. And as vendors focus more heavily on gaining market share dominance, buyers should prepare for further M&A confusion, uncertainty and disruption. In comparison to specialized extended enterprise solutions, these vendors rarely (if ever) spend R&D dollars on pure extended enterprise innovation. 14) xAPI May Never Arrive.

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.

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? But since then a flood of new vendors have entered the market, thanks to the rise of cloud-based applications and other digital advances. The post Does Your Business Really Need an LMS?

Results Out: 2020 Measuring the Business Impact of Learning Report

Instilled

LEO Learning and Watershed’s measuring the business impact of learning report is now available to download. This annual survey (from our sister companies within the Learning Technologies Group) measures the learning industry’s progress towards learning that is measured against business impact. Since 2017, more than 1,300 L&D professionals have been surveyed on their approach to learning measurement in the ‘measuring the business impact of learning’ report.

The Importance of Alliances

eLearning Brothers

Whereas ten to fifteen years ago the vast majority of our training solutions were web-based courses built with common HTML-type languages, Flash, or the major authoring tools, today’s modern learning solutions have the potential to take many shapes, blended and uniquely crafted for the business problem they propose to solve and the people that they support. The solution required two vendors to work together: one to build the technology and one to build the content.

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

Talented Learning

Troy is a “triple threat” learning innovator with deep expertise as a content development practitioner, solutions consultant and technology vendor. These broader business ecosystems naturally bring opportunities to offer extended online training. But sending learners to a different vendor LMS for each course makes no sense. In today’s economy, businesses must depend on partners, resellers, contractors and other external constituents to create value.

Selecting a Learning “Operations” System for your Training Business

rapidLD

Selecting a Learning “Operations” System for your Training Business. My goal with this post is to provide a list of considerations when choosing a Learning Management System (LMS) for your Training Business. I’m emphasizing Training Business on purpose. Based on the business nature of this solution, it is truly a learning “operations” system. I take a look at these business challenges and how they should be handled by your learning management system here.

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

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. More vendors, developers, and organizations embracing Tin Can in their learning designs, and extending its power to Talent Analytics and other broader parts of the enterprise.

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. to simultaneously orchestrate multiple business units, countries, catalogs, languages, regulations and integrations, while keeping system owners, administrators and learners happy.

What’s Hot In Learning Technology? Summer Webinar Series

Talented Learning

Fortunately, at Talented Learning, we make it our business to know. I’ll be co-hosting each of these live online sessions, along with thought leaders from some of the learning technology industry’s coolest vendors. Your learning business is always open. Join Tom Holz, Blackboard International Senior Director, and me, as we shine a light on corporate LMS issues that are vitally important but too-often neglected in today’s global business environment.

How big data changes the training scenery

Matrix

Until recently, the more data a business had — about how to improve their product/service, about the competition, about new technologies — the better their chances to be successful. All these data affects companies’ ability to deliver success in learning and development, learner engagement and ultimately, business performance. Find out more about xAPI and how it works here. We live in a world of data. Money is no longer our only currency; big data is catching up.

With Gratitude…

MakingBetter

We launched an online journal, the xAPI Quarterly , kickstarting the publishing arm of our business, Connections Forum , and we ran our first events, xAPI Camps that each were co-created with our participants. Grateful for the xAPI Community. It’s the xAPI community I want to talk specifically to now. We know there’s been incredible growth in xAPI adoption. xAPI is in every way a stunning success. Grateful for xAPI’s Growth.

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TOP 9 E-LEARNING PREDICTIONS FOR 2014

Learnnovators

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. More vendors, developers, and organizations embracing Tin Can in their learning designs, and extending its power to Talent Analytics and other broader parts of the enterprise.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

As I get deeper and deeper into the industry, I’m more convinced than ever that “focus” is the key LMS technology trend of today’s winning vendors. 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. I’ve heard there are 700 LMS vendors. 75 LMS Vendor Profiles.