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?

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Reflections on DevLearn’s xAPI Hyperdrive


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.

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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 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”).

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xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY


The first xAPI Camp at DevLearn, the first of four events we’re putting on hosted by The eLearning Guild , is nigh upon us. The Guild helped us launch xAPI at mLearnCon back in 2012 and they have been a steadfast supporter of xAPI. Last year was the first year there was an official xAPI Track at DevLearn and, together, we are upping that ante again (…in Vegas). We may even be doing karaoke Tuesday night, after xAPI Camp, because that is how we roll.

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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? What is xAPI?

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How Experience API (xAPI) - Tin Can API Tracks Informal Learning

Designing Digitally

A system that tracks learning can take informal, social learning, or experiences in the real world and include those events alongside formal ones. Title: xAPI - The future is now! Title: The benefits of the xAPI include: Description: Extension.

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Experiencing the Tin Can API


The Experience API (xAPI) was formalized in April 2013- version 1.0. Education Software eLearning eLearning Course Creation Toolkit eLearning Interactions eLearning Software Greg Gardner SCORM TinCan tracking Many people still refer to it as the Tin Can API which was its development project code name – much like “Chicago” was the code name for Windows 95 […].

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eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. For many, their first experience with eLearning was educational computer games delivered via CD Rom.

eLearning Trends for 2018

Association eLearning

Now continuing education and training providers are trying to motivate and engage millennial learners. Speaking of flexibility, xAPI is an important part of that process. xAPI helps with integrations and reporting between various platforms.

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SCORM vs. Tin Can (xAPI): which is right for your LMS?

Academy of Mine

then SCORM 2004, and then the Developer saw that those were all good and said: “Let there be Tin Can (xAPI or Experience API)!”. SCORM vs. Tin Can (xAPI). Tracking completion of a course. Tracking the time spent in a course. Academic courses and higher education providers.


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

Designing Digitally

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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Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning


In this information age, learning professionals face several challenges with respect to organizational learning, since SCORM doesn’t have solutions to capture and track experiences such as these: A major part of organizational learning is informal.

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? For the Bookmarket, how is the person tracked. xAPI Tools.

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Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014


More LMSs and learning platforms enabling options for managing and tracking informal learning. More tools, LMSs, and delivery platforms supporting the standard to track informal learning experiences.

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. For years, organizations have used LMS reporting to track things like course registrations and completions.

LEARNNOVATIONS ~ Looking Back, Looking Forward


In this exclusive interview with Learnnovators, Mike Rustici talks about the Tin Can API specification, and how it is spreading throughout the world, getting people excited, spurring innovation, changing an entire industry, and might actually end up affecting how children are educated.

Managing eLearning: Fall Webinar Series

Web Courseworks

What’s it about: Malamed will connect design and learning to teach you how your education materials can have more of an impact on your learners. MedBiquitious is a glowing example of how continued medical education is moving into the 21 st century. xAPI for Instructional Designers.

Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Emerging technologies like the Tin Can/Experience API and software like Lectora® Express LMS – the Easy LMS allow us to paint a more authentic picture of how and when learning is happening through greater tracking of learning, including social and informal learning. We recognized the incredible possibilities Tin Can offers for tracking and recording learning activity, which is why we adopted it right away.

Karl Kapp – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators (Part 1)


He received his Doctorate of Education in Instructional Design at the University of Pittsburgh. Educating people about tradeoffs is one common skill that is being taught increasingly with games, and that is at the management and executive levels. Learnnovators: As we know, the present education system was a design perfected for the needs of ‘industrialization’. These four elements are information-age, and not industrial-age, educational elements.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Follow Up

Web Courseworks

Simulation-based continuing medical education (SB-CME) have been shown to have superior outcomes in the transfer of knowledge, skills and behaviors. xAPI: – xAPI is hitting the eLearning industry with force, given the nickname “The New and Improved SCORM.”

Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Traditional vendors are largely adopting at the SCORM parity level and using Tin Can as a better way to track formal training programs. I think we mostly know how to track informal learning with Tin Can now, but there is still a long way to go in making useful information out of all that data. Tracking should be opt-in when possible. When asking a question about compliance training, we will outfit the compliance violation tracking system to notify us when violations occur.

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Tom Kuhlmann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


The challenge is that many courses aren’t designed for learning and the organization’s expectation is only to track completion. But from what I’ve seen, most of those are either simple tracking systems with badges or lame games. ABOUT TOM KUHLMANN (Vice President, Articulate Community): Tom Kuhlmann is the Vice President of the Articulate Community, which he has been running for the past six years, with a focus on building a committed group of rapid e-learning developers.

Janhavi Padture – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Many government organizations and education sectors require strict adherence to 508, and so tools like these make it easy to incorporate interactivity and yet not compromise on accessibility. Support tracking standards like SCORM, AICC, etc. ABOUT JANHAVI PADTURE (V.P., Strategy & Research, Harbinger Knowledge Products): Janhavi has over 17 years of experience in the Information Technology field with a focus on web development, project management and marketing.

Task List for Your Learning Management System (LMS) Implementation

Adobe Captivate

Exploration of the benefits of xAPI, and how it can be effectively introduced. Make sure your trainers track their classroom sessions and attendees in the LMS.). Test learning tracks or paths, and reports. If you’d like to attend a free webinar on how to implement your LMS, join me tomorrow ! Quite a few of us hear the words “learning management system implementation” and run for the hills.

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2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

Performance improvement activities have been an officially recognized part of continuing medical education for years. Peak of Inflated Expectations: xAPI and Badges. In xAPI’s favor, the U.S.

DevLearn 2016 Session Trailers

Web Courseworks

The session will highlight CHEST’s experience with using xAPI to track real time learning as physicians work with a Laerdal simulator. Session 604: Using the xAPI to Collect Learning Data from Simulations.

ATD ICE 2019: A first timer’s perspective

Rustici Software

These immersive training channels can capture and track a larger scale of learners’ attention while providing a more relevant and immediate learning experience. What an exciting time it is!

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What is a Tin Can File?


It is sometimes referred to as Experience API and xAPI, offering an advanced way for programs and software to speak to each other and track all learning experiences. Tin Can uses statements to track user learning and these are kept in the Learning Record Store […].

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The Latest: What consumers are seeking; plus video and mobile data

eLearning 24-7

The book is still on track to be published in Spring of 2016. Besides the usual of mobile and video (more on that in a sec), the biggest requests these days are for xAPI, custom domain control and LRS. Will a company or educational institution allow their learner/student to take their data record with them? While you do not need an LRS to have xAPI, and xAPI is still a work in progress, it will get better over time.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

Performance improvement activities have been an officially recognized part of continuing medical education for years. Peak of Inflated Expectations: xAPI and Badges. In xAPI’s favor, the U.S.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

As always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development. There are big problems with tracking and verifying a learners’ CE balance.

Managing your Extended Enterprise Learning Needs and Drive your Business

Origin Learning

To summarize, anyone who is outside the ambit of your organizational structure and office and needs to be educated about your product or service comes in the purview of extended enterprise learning. Konnect 3.0 – Enabling Extended Enterprise and Customer Education.

Human Capital Analytics — Now

eLearning Brothers

The result is a new specification called the Experience API (xAPI) that enables interoperability to overcome the barriers between people, activity, and systems. While xAPI has been a buzzword in recent years, we believe its tipping point has arrived. ASTD Magazine on xAPI.

Minimal Effort, Maximum Impact: Three Tips for Transforming your PowerPoint Presentations to Online Modules


All you have to do is pull in your existing slides and output an LMS-ready SCORM or xAPI file. Track completion rates and user performance in customizable and dynamic reports. Access-Wise Authoring Tools and SCORM Best Practices Credentialing Customer Education Customer Service & Support Education elearning Instructor Led Training Learn-Wise Team Learn-WiseGo Learning Strategies LMS New Features Site Updates Tech Tips Tips & Tricks Training

Innovative LMS Features: Real or Hype?

Talented Learning

Training data from simulations is often tracked using xAPI, and is stored in an LRS that is self-contained or integrated with an LMS. Learning paths are used extensively by associations and other continuing education providers.

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.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

Educated customers are the foundation of a successful business. But WBT Systems puts its subject matter experts front-and-center to educate prospects and customers. Continuing Education. Why Web Service is the Most Business-Critical Feature of a Continuing Education LMS.