Answers: How Do I Get Started With xAPI?


Now, THE question we’re asked most often in emails, phone calls, first consultations, conferences, workshops — you name it — is this: “How do I get started with the Experience API?”. Getting Started with xAPI… for Everyone. There’s also some narrative history of how it evolves from the last big eLearning specification, SCORM. The ties to Vygotzky’s (and Engstrom’s) Activity Theory are pretty strong. Getting Started.

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Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


After an academic career, Dr. Quinn served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters to his credit. What would be your advice to budding learning professionals who aspire to consider consulting as a career option? That’s why the instigators of the Serious eLearning Manifesto banded together; too few people were applying good formal learning principles!


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Gamification in ACTION


The Fun Theory : Gamification can be used as an effective method to change people’s behaviors (personal, environment, etc) and make healthier choices, which could be challenging otherwise. Here is an interesting video (from ‘The fun theory’ – an initiative of Volkswagen) on the use of gaming to help increase respect for speed limits. There are many companies that provide the tools and consulting services required to help clients integrate gamification into their business activities.

How to Create Your Own eLearning Disaster – Part I

JCA Solutions

Pick Any One or More of These Things to Make the eLearning Disaster of Your Dreams. What makes for bad eLearning? It IS very possible, in fact easy, to create your own eLearning disaster. Let’s take a tongue-in-cheek look some of the techniques that can lead to bad eLearning. Much of this has changed over the years as technology and learning theory has changed. Making an eLearning Disaster. Lack of readability leads to eLearning disaster.

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. Enough has been written about ID and its various theories and models that define the various approaches or strategies to learning design. Use the Ruth Clark’s media principles of design for effective eLearning.

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

Talented Learning

Our industry tends to jump on jargon bandwagons and talk about concepts like xAPI and data warehouses and business intelligence. I have a theory about that. It’s like the early days of the elearning movement, with the term “page-turner.”

The ultimate authoring tool buyer’s guide


Choosing an elearning authoring tool isn’t easy and it takes more than a free trial. This detailed guide and six point scorecard is designed to help you find the best elearning software for your needs. Choosing an elearning authoring tool is not an easy decision and takes more than taking it for a test drive. Is easy to use – the elearning skill level varies and there’s hope subject experts can use the tool directly to create parts of content. Is it xAPI enabled?

Commonly Used Training Evaluations Models: A Discussion with Dr. Will Thalheimer

Convergence Training

And if you’d like to read other discussions we’ve had with Will, click these links to learn more about spaced practice , the effectiveness of elearning , smile sheets, and learning myths v. Here’s some research I did with the eLearning Guild just last year. But this research study is available at the eLearning Guild. And I do this a lot in my consulting work. This was just published this year: “Kirkpatrick’s framework is not grounded in theory.

Retail training: How to pick the right authoring tool


Choosing an elearning authoring tool isn’t easy and it takes more than a free trial. Choosing an elearning authoring tool is not an easy decision and realistically you’ll probably need more than a demo to make it. Some of the common training challenges we’ve seen our retail customers experience include: SPEED : Huge volumes of skills and knowledge elearning needs to be produced and delivered rapidly. SCALABILITY : Global teams mean a whole lot more elearning.

Tips for Small L&D Departments: An Interview with Emily Wood

Convergence Training

Learning and development professionals, including elearning developers, have to wear many hats. But it’s even more true for L&D/eLearning professionals who work in small learning development departments. This article is an interview (in text and video format–scroll to the bottom for the video version) with Emily Wood, who is her own “elearning department of one” at a non-profit based in Portland, Oregon. eLearning Training