Emerging eLearning Trends That Will Shape 2022

Harbinger Interactive Learning

Her strategic expertise coupled with an extensive experience of steering the eLearning line of business makes her an authoritative voice on emerging technologies and trends. Q: How is emerging technology making personalization and tailored experiences a reality?

xAPI Shifting to 3rd Gear


Between November 2014’s xAPI Hyperdrive and the xAPI track at DevLearn 2014, we hit our stride. We had people well outside of the ADL bubble talking about real world things things they were using xAPI to accomplish. What happened at xAPI Camp Amazon? We got Sean Putman to come in from Detroit to talk about what he all did with Altair’s software and xAPI. Russell Duhon talking about what it takes to run xAPI in Enterprise… at scale.

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How xAPI Benefits the Learner

eLearning Brothers

xAPI has been a buzzword among eLearning professionals for a while, and rightly so. The data xAPI provides can be very gratifying for an instructional designer, and allows us to help our learner even more. With xAPI we can get better data to help us look at the results and the outward impact of what we’re doing, not just what learning modules were looked at. xAPI—a catalyst. Let us show you how xAPI can transform your learning.

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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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xAPI conceptualized

Clark Quinn

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the xAPI Base Camp, to present on content strategy. While I was there, I remembered that I have some colleagues who don’t see the connection between xAPI and learning. What I was trying to capture was how xAPI tracked activity, and that could then be used for insight. I think one of the problems people have is that they think xAPI is a solution all in itself, but it is just a syntax for reporting.

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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? After years of educating people about xAPI (aka Experience Application Programming Interface ), I find that it is still one of the least-understood concepts in the digital learning world.

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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. In this case, xAPI is used with Articulate products to create job aids that track interactions while relief workers — in this case, research interviewers — are out in the field.

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Your Performance Support Doesn't Speak xAPI? 3 Reasons it Should


​By now, you’ve heard the buzz regarding what’s variously called Experience API , xAPI, or The Tin Can API. And you know that it’s an emerging learning technology standard that facilitates the collection and communication of data related to the wide range of ways in which a learner interacts with formal or informal learning assets. However, at this point, you might be wondering how xAPI is relevant to performance support and workflow learning.

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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”). on a side note – I – me, was always told that xAPI and Tin Can are one in the same). ADL, IEEE and many people and businesses talking about this technology call it xAPI.

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xAPI’s Tipping Point for Both Community & Industry


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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xAPI Update with Aaron Silvers

ATD Learning Technologies

ATD Learning Tech Community Manager Justin Brusino checks in with Aaron Silvers about the current state of xAPI, including emerging patterns of adoption, how people are using xAPI, and what’s going on in the xAPI community. Click here to read full version

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What is xAPI?


Over the past three years, xAPI has emerged as the hot new standard for delivering online training. xAPI is often described as the next evolution of SCORM. While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, xAPI has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. But what is xAPI? What is xAPI? is still the most popular authoring standard used in eLearning, its weaknesses triggered the development of xAPI.

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SCORM and xAPI LMS in a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

I recently attended an “xAPI Party” at Torrance Learning where the conversation was about the shift from a SCORM -based LMS to an xAPI (experience application programming interface) LMS. xAPI appears to be a huge leap forward in tracking the whole gamut of learning experiences from formal training programs to informal, social, and mobile activities. However, I have to ask, “Does xAPI do a better job of facilitating learning?”


Designing Your xAPI Data Strategy: xAPI-Statement Framework by Art Werkenthin

Learning Solutions Magazine

By now, you probably know that xAPI statements store better and more usable data than SCORM. Knowing the structure of an xAPI statement may make it easier to decide what data to track. This article will help you assemble the xAPI statement components to do exactly that. Development Strategies Emerging Topics Learning Systems ManagementMaybe your first instinct is “store everything.” However, that may not be the best idea if you want to have analytics later!

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3 xAPI learnings from LSCon: start small, iterate, build an ecosystem

Experience API

After attending a number of xAPI-focused sessions at Learning Solutions Conference plus attending xAPI Camp before LSCon kicked off, I was astounded to see such a clear theme emerge when it comes to the spec. For xAPI practitioners, the recommendation is to “crawl, walk, run.”. This was a theme echoed by RISC , HT2 Labs , TorranceLearning , Watershed , xapiapps , Riptide Software and our very own Chris Tompkins in his session, “ xAPI in your RFP.”

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London + xAPI + Bar = London xAPI Barcamp by Nick Washburn

Learning Solutions Magazine

Earlier this month, the sold-out London xAPI Barcamp packed the reserved meeting space of the Britannia Pub in Kensington with almost 60 people. The list of speakers participating in the Barcamp was a veritable who’s who in xAPI today. It was kind of like speed dating for xAPI, and it worked! Design & Development Tools Emerging Topics Learning Systems Training Strategies

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Some causes of slow xAPI adoption

Course Index

Back in 2015 we published an article on elearningindustry.com about Rustici Software’s Experience API, aka xAPI, aka Tin Can API. So, now it’s nearly 2020 and we can begin to answer the question, to what extent has the global learning community actually adopted xAPI?

Benefits of xAPI Profiles Extend Across Development Teams by Shelly Blake-Plock and William Hoyt

Learning Solutions Magazine

Instructional designers, xAPI analysts, and others can use xAPI profiles to improve consistency in tracking learner activities. Design & Development Tools Emerging Topics

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Useful xAPI Queries eLearning Designers Should Know by Anthony Altieri

Learning Solutions Magazine

xAPI makes it possible to collect data on how consumers interact with your content, and then use that data to control how. Emerging Topics Learning Systems Training Strategiescontent is presented. Here’s how.

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xAPI Camp Recap: Learning Solutions 2017, Orlando by Nick Washburn

Learning Solutions Magazine

xAPI Camps offer a day-long immersive experience around the Experience API. Intended to help participants understand the totality of what is possible with xAPI, the camps meet the needs of beginners and experts alike. Here’s a summary of the xAPI Camp held at Learning Solutions 2017 in March! Development Strategies Emerging Topics Learning Systems Management Training Strategies

xAPI Camp Chicago Recap: Medical Education and Experience API by Nick Washburn

Learning Solutions Magazine

The latest xAPI Camp met in Chicago recently. note at the end of the article about xAPI events at DevLearn, including xAPI Central, where you can meet the movers and. shakers in xAPI! Emerging Topics Learning Systems Training StrategiesHere is a quick summary with links to some of the case studies, and a special.

Buzzword Decoder: xAPI Primer by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

What are xAPI, SCORM, and cmi5? This primer will help you sort out key buzzwords that are necessary to understanding what xAPI is and how it fits with eLearning. Development Strategies Emerging Topics Performance Support


Send xAPI Statements from an Alexa Skill by Anthony Altieri

Learning Solutions Magazine

You can use xAPI to capture interactions on a web page or video. Development Strategies Emerging Topics Training StrategiesHere’s how to capture quiz performance from an Alexa skill!

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Beyond the Hype – 5 Practical Applications of xAPI for Online Learning

DigitalChalk eLearning

Beyond the Hype – 5 Practical Applications of xAPI for Online Learning. We’ve done the research, so let us be your guide to innovative, emerging technologies and strategies in the industry. In today’s blog, we want to take the mystery out of xAPI and show you some of the benefits xAPI can bring to your online learning solution. We believe that xAPI could be just what you need. What is xAPI? xAPI stands for Experience Application Program Interface.

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Centralizing content and building xAPI Profiles at iFest

Rustici Software

While the xAPI standard and other emerging ADL initiatives are actively innovating exciting new standards, the reality is that training managers need tools that can be used to solve problems in the short term. Growth in xAPI adoption. As xAPI has gained increased adoption both within the DoD and across the industry, challenges have emerged–we have seen inconsistencies in both the expression and structure of xAPI data generated from a wide variety of tools and sources.

ELC 017: The Limitless Possibilities of xAPI (Tin Can)

The eLearning Coach

Experience API or xAPI) and discusses its potential for […] Post from: The eLearning Coach ELC 017: The Limitless Possibilities of xAPI (Tin Can). Experience API or xAPI) and discusses its potential for advancing the learning environment. In many ways, Megan invented much of what the emerging community of practice advocates around this learning technology. Check out CONNECTIONS: xAPI in Chicago and London.

The What, How and Why of xAPI in Corporate Learning


who serves as the Director of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, aptly put it ‘xAPI helps us put the puzzle together’. But What is xAPI Really? To truly understand Experience API or xAPI, we need to first talk of Shareable Content Object Reference Model(SCORM) – the popular protocol that allows learning systems to speak with each other. So, in 2013, the developers of SCORM released xAPI (also known as Tin Can). How Does xAPI Work?

xAPI Can Tell You What They Learned from the Video by Anthony Altieri

Learning Solutions Magazine

To verify that learners viewed and understood a video, you must know how to construct the xAPI data and correlate video consumption and quiz performance. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Emerging Topics Learning Systems Training Strategies

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Beyond the Hype – 5 Practical Applications of xAPI for Online Learning

DigitalChalk eLearning

Beyond the Hype – 5 Practical Applications of xAPI for Online Learning By Karle Stinehour (Estimated Reading Time 4 Min.) We’ve done the research, so let us be your guide to innovative, emerging technologies and strategies in the industry. […].

Amplifying the Experience API: xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 by Michael Hruska and Nikolaus Hruska

Learning Solutions Magazine

The xAPI allows interpretation of meaning of the total data created by the learning ecology and provides. xAPI Camp in Seattle in July highlighted new use cases, collaborative exploration, and more. event and about the upcoming xAPI Camp September 29 in Las Vegas, co-sited with The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn. Development Strategies Emerging Topics Learning Systems Training Strategies

Yet Analytics Demonstrates New xAPI Data Visualization Capabilities at DevLearn by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

capabilities for xAPI. Emerging Topics Learning Systems MeasurementYet Analytics leverages the Experience API specification to collect activity and human performance data from a wide range. of sources. At this year’s DevLearn, the data analytics startup will present new data structuring and real-time visualization.

Adventures in the xAPI: The Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum Project by Megan Torrance

Learning Solutions Magazine

The Experience API (xAPI), in connection with RFID tags or beacons, makes it possible to assess learning interactions that go. work that eLearning designers are doing today with the xAPI. Blended Learning Emerging Topics Instructional Design Learning Systems Training Strategies beyond what SCORM can do. This is the first of several articles that will provide specific real-life examples of the kind of.


Gamification, Social Collaboration, xAPI Technologies, and Sales-Training Success by Nick Washburn

Learning Solutions Magazine

Here is an example of how gamification and xAPI technology solved a sales-training challenge for airlines. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Games & Learning Training StrategiesGamification has become a very effective strategy and is now more than just a catchphrase. However, the word itself doesn’t mean much without any implementation specifics.

Learning Ecosystems and the Experience API: xAPI Camp Recap by Michael Hruska and Ashley Medford

Learning Solutions Magazine

In March, at the xAPI Camp held in Orlando, 17 presenters offered an update to the progress made by the xAPI. Emerging Topics Learning Systems Measurement Training StrategiesThe eLearning Guild and Learning Solutions Magazine continue to support the Experience API at our conferences and in our. publications. and examples of the ways developers are incorporating it into applications. Here is a report on that camp, with links to some. of the presentations.



It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. In the last few years we have seen a lot of great innovative AI technologies emerge. They may be aware of xAPI or cmi5 but are not ready to shift.

Demystifying the Connections Between the LMS, LRS, and xAPI by Brian Carlson, Margaret Roth and Michael Hruska

Learning Solutions Magazine

If you’ve attended a learning conference recently, you’ve heard the buzz around learning record stores (LRSs) and the Experience API (xAPI). Design Strategies Development Strategies Emerging Topics Learning Systems MeasurementWith so much attention focused on the potential, organization leaders look for ways to use data interoperability. Many are still having difficulty identifying a practical starting point. Here are three case studies and advice that will clear things up.

Marc My Words: The xAPI Breakthrough by Marc Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

The xAPI is a specification for building tracking mechanisms into applications and systems. products for adaptive and experiential learning support the xAPI. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Learning Systems Measurement Training StrategiesA growing number of innovative. If you aren’t excited about the possibilities, this column. explains why you should be.