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

Talented Learning

Based on my work as an independent advisor to learning tech buyers and sellers , I’ve outlined 16 key extended enterprise learning trends and related predictions. 2) Talent Management LMS Platforms Struggle With Extended Enterprise. 14) xAPI May Never Arrive. New year.

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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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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?”

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?

Fall Release Strengthens Meridian’s Enterprise Learning Management Leadership

Meridian

The new release also serves up significant xAPI and Learning Record Store (LRS) enhancements, including an LRS Dashboard to detect trends and gain valuable insights from the visualization of xAPI statement data. “We Meridian’s award-winning learning management system allows organizations to share knowledge, increase revenue streams and manage compliance requirements for their employees, members, customers, partners and resellers.

The Enterprise Learning Ecosystem Demystified: Part I

ATD Learning Technologies

The Enterprise Is Not as “Closed Off” as It Used to Be. In many ways, the enterprise business model hasn’t changed much over the last 25 years. ” He was speaking of controlling a large enterprise network with a small amount of programming. 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.

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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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Let’s start using a whole new class of meaningful HR KPIs – Jean-Marc Tassetto in HRReview

Coorpacademy

” […] “Why we need to move beyond the LMS That’s because LXPs track any behaviour traces and use them to test what works and what doesn’t, based on a powerful new way of collecting such data, the ‘Experience API’ or xAPI standard. By working with activity streams. So let’s seize the chance that the powerful combination of the LXP and the xAPI offers – and make workplace training and development the truly strategic business tool we all know it deserves to be.

Better Inform Your Training Evaluation (Part Two)

Riptide Software

As you read this post, remember that learning technology is in a good position - enterprise giants and many social media platforms use activity streams and a format similar to the Actor, Verb, Object structure of the Experience API (xAPI) for evaluation.

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Let’s welcome a new dawn of behavioural learning analytics – an article from Jean-Marc Tassetto in TrainingZone

Coorpacademy

Because LEPs track any behaviour traces and use them to test what works and what doesn’t, based on a powerful new way of collecting such data, the ‘Experience API’ or xAPI standard.” That’s because in order to constantly improve the learning experience , the most advanced xAPI-enabled LEP tracks any behaviour indicators it can spot and uses them to test what works and what doesn’t, based on tracking the stream of learning activities – and not just completion of modules.

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. Later, I moved into high-end LMS sales for 13 years — specializing in solutions for corporate extended enterprise and associations. They’ve largely ignored the much more profitable and unexplored needs of the extended enterprise.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

15 Business Turns Up the Volume On Extended Enterprise Learning. We’ve analyzed results from LMS vendors who publish outcomes of their customers’ extended enterprise learning initiatives. Across the learning community, we see stronger interest in extended enterprise solutions. AR revenues are expected to surpass VR this year , thanks in part to a surge in enterprise applications. Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post!

Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Tin Can was based off the Activity Streams specification precisely because it allows us to correlate learning data with other more general activity data. But once you do that, we are stretching Tin Can beyond what it was designed to do and you start to encroach on well-established analytics and intelligence software throughout the broader enterprise. Do you foresee the LRS transforming to an ecosystem where humans and machines (their activity streams) co-exist?

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MIKE RUSTICI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Tin Can was based off the Activity Streams specification precisely because it allows us to correlate learning data with other more general activity data. But once you do that, we are stretching Tin Can beyond what it was designed to do and you start to encroach on well-established analytics and intelligence software throughout the broader enterprise. Do you foresee the LRS transforming to an ecosystem where humans and machines (their activity streams) co-exist?

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Which Learning Content Trends Matter Most to You?

Talented Learning

Extended enterprise learning content followed a similar path. All are opportunities my clients face in managing extended enterprise learning. Extended Enterprise Content Strategy. And in supporting diverse extended enterprise communities, the need for relevance and speed is especially critical. Many extended enterprise learning leaders want to rely more heavily on UGC, but need a more efficient process. 11) Extended Enterprise Content Strategy. 12) xAPI.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

The need for mandatory academic and employee compliance training is real, but organizations everywhere are also looking for better ways to educate their extended enterprise of customers , sales channel partners or member communities. One of those opportunities was with SpongeUK , where I explained how LMS innovation is helping businesses create new revenue streams.

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: “ Desktop tools still dominate but are increasingly failing to meet enterprise needs ”. The Fosway report: “ Publishing xAPI is starting to truly differentiate authoring systems ”. Easygenerator even offers free report tracking in her solution based on XAPI; that is unique for an authoring tool.

Learning Management System – LMS

Ed App

Access and streaming are smooth due to high-performance algorithms and low-load times, with scalability issues being handled seamlessly in the background. Since SCORM is a global eLearning standard, a modern enterprise LMS should include a SCORM feature. . xAPI / TinCan.

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Core Challenger status and Lower Total Cost of Ownership for Learning Pool on 2021 Fosway 9-Grid

Learning Pool

Learning Pool, developers of the pioneering Stream LXP, is delighted to have improved its status on the Fosway 9-Grid for Learning Systems, moving from Potential Challenger to Core Challenger and from a Specialist provider to a Suite.

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Tin Can API: A Must for Blended Learning

Origin Learning

Tin Can API or Experience API or xAPI as it is called helps organizations do just this. It provides a simple interface on devices like smartphones, tablets and computers to capture the streams of activities that learners undertake by converting them into simple statements. Since all kinds of devices can be on boarded for learning, with Tin Can API, the scope of learning goes beyond the confines of a traditional LMS and enterprise provided content.

Challenging Trends: Data, Learning and the LRS

HT2 Labs

The webinar included a Q&A session, with Ben and Deborah responding to many insightful questions regarding the Learning Record Store (LRS) and the xAPI. If you need more information regarding either of those things, you can download the Learning Technology Manager’s Guide to xAPI. How easy is it to record activity from a non xAPI source? “There are three basic ways of getting data into an xAPI Learning Record Store like Learning Locker®.

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How Streamlining a Data Ecosystem Can Impact Learning Measurement

Watershed

Using data from business platforms and the learning ecosystem, we also created cloud-based dashboards to provide visualizations for leaders and employees, which enhanced support of the GDL Value Stream.

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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How are LXPs Suited to Provide Customer Training?

Origin Fractal LXP

Combined with the ability of LXPs to be integrated with other modern technologies such as the Learning Record Store (LRS) for xAPI, this serves as a powerful tool for understanding user experience with the product. Creating a new product or service takes tremendous effort.

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The definitive checklist for selecting the right partner training LMS

Docebo

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

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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Top 10 LXPs for 2020

eLearning 24-7

If you are large enterprise (25,000 plus) you get a couple of additional features, not enough to scream yowsa, but you do have the ability to buy the add-on domo which is a BI tool. Yes on the SCORM and xAPI content of course, but I feel its real power is video.

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. Governments and large enterprises, with multiple internal systems, could not share courses or the resulting usage data they produced. As a result, on-premise, client/server based, learning management systems became commonplace in the enterprise.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

Expect continued improvements in the ease of getting streaming video content to learners, and improvements in delivering both standard and interactive video. Many businesses are seeing the benefits of training the extended enterprise and looking for opportunities to shift their training departments from a cost center to generating revenue. Live mobile streaming video will continue to grow and integrate with communication, collaboration, and learning strategies.

Make your Company’s “Work From Home” initiative a Success with Remote Training fueled by a Digital Adoption Platform

WhatFix

They don’t have a cubicle, the ability to look over a peer’s shoulder or walk over to the IT department for help on how to do their jobs or use enterprise applications. As remote workers have questions on “how to” do their job tasks using enterprise software, they turn to support desks.

Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

eLearning 24-7

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. Extended Enterprise (B2B/B2C) – If you are doing or want to do customer education, then this section is extremely important to you. EXTRA! EXTRA!

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Are we there yet? Latest Trends in the LMS/LP Industry

eLearning 24-7

Enterprise. First off the term “enterprise” and “extended enterprise” no longer apply in today’s business world, but that isn’t stopping folks from using each of the terms. Learning Platform market too (but stated on their pricing as ‘enterprise’ “contact us for more info”). Some vendors focus solely on the “enterprise” market and nothing else.

Is Social Media Learning Hype or a Valuable Tool?

JCA Solutions

Started originally with the advent of Flash video, YouTube made use of streaming technology and progressive downloads to provide immediate service of video on the Internet. This line is intended more for organizations to leverage the cloud and integrate Google services enterprise-wide. Is this where xAPI could come in? . What to Consider When Thinking About Social Media Learning. Raise your hand if you have had to deal with social media issues in the workplace!

This is what 100 L&D Professionals think

Learning Cafe

It also plans to incorporate R&D based content that will help L&D professionals stay informed about the new and future advances in enterprise learning. – TinCan/xAPI. Stream Sessions Topics & Content. A fter 6 successful years of discussion and debate at the UnConference, LearningCafe has come up with an interesting survey highlighting L&D’s outlook for 2017.

Hey LMS Santa!

eLearning 24-7

Why are LMS vendors racing to the Enterprise space and leaving others behind? ” And thus, the vast increase of vendors targeting Enterprise. In other words, it is going to be more than a wall stream. Finally, xAPI and LRS. If there is one “holy moly” feature, it will be xAPI with a nice dose of LRS. You do not need xAPI to have an LRS and secondly, both are a work in progress. I remember the days when Santa would come to my house.

10 Automated Training Tools

Ed App

The platform can produce automated insights, allowing managers to easily analyze activity streams that can help with their data-driven decision-making. You can even reuse most training materials or transfer them to other LMS platforms by publishing them as SCORM or xAPI format packages.

Using LifterLMS to Empower 1 Million Teachers in Africa with WordPress Titan Malcolm Peralty

LifterLMS

I was responsible for the technology side, so making sure the streaming was working, making sure the internet was working, making sure the website was working. It can be quite large companies, but in it like doing something for an enterprise is like a whole other category.

Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: xAPI – Geek Free and Ready to Go Is xAPI here to stay? Until recently, using xAPI meant custom programming, close work with your LRS provider, and custom reporting tools. It just wasn't scalable for enterprise-wide adoption. Today, xAPI is ready for wider adoption. We'll talk about the state of xAPI adoption and what you'll need to get started. Live streaming video is not necessarily new.

Corporate LMS Forecasts 2018

eLearning 24-7

xAPI – slow and steady. Video streaming – although for vendors that offer it, some do it for free, some charge you. This ties into the “Enterprise” whereas the term rely no longer applies, I cover this and more in my latest newsletter. I reviewed the numbers from 2016 for predications for 2017, and despite a couple of hiccups, still crossed over the 90% percentile once again. As I recall, it was 92-93%.