Evaluating soft skills

Clark Quinn

As has become a pattern, someone recently asked me how to evaluate soft skills. And without being an expert on soft skill or evaluation, I tried to answer on principle. So here’s an extended riff on evaluating soft skills. That means we need a means to be evaluating soft skills.

Evaluating Tools for Your xAPI Learning Ecosystem

Learning Solutions Magazine

Evaluating Tools for Your xAPI Learning Ecosystem. megan-torrance. Mon, 03/23/2020 - 08:45

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Using xAPI to Evaluate Successful Completion of eLearning

Learning Solutions Magazine

Using xAPI to Evaluate Successful Completion of eLearning. art-werkenthin. Thu, 02/07/2019 - 08:00

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Enabling Learning & Performance Analytics with xAPI

Web Courseworks

Mike Rustici , President of Watershed LRS, will be presenting “Enabling Learning & Performance Analytics with xAPI”on November 28th as part of our Though Leaders Series Webinar! As part of his presentation, he will be talking about the evolution of xAPI and its adoption in new technology, as well as how xAPI has fueled learning analytics in large enterprise deployments, and the necessity of scale-able learning. It is a stripped down version of xAPI.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

When you’re evaluating an authoring tool, always ask: • Will we have to republish an entire course every. instantly via websites, direct link, QR code, the gomo LMS wrapper, social media, the gomo central mobile learning app and more — all with full xAPI analytics.

Captivate and xAPI

Adobe Captivate

eLearning brothers has been hosting an event and last week was all about xAPI. They had a great course on Captivate and xAPI. It would be great to see Captivate make adding custom xAPI statements easier. I’ve been experimenting with creation, upload to ScormCloud and evaluating the xAPI statements but the ability to get things right into an LRS with analytics capabilities would be great. The post Captivate and xAPI appeared first on eLearning.

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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?”

6 Brilliant Reasons To Adopt An xAPI-Enabled LMS

ProProfs

Now xAPI (Experience API), also known as Tin Can API, found its way into this list. Considering the significant benefits it offers, there is no surprise why everyone is going gaga over how xAPI can impact the online training landscape. Learning & Training xAPI-enabled LMS

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Evaluating Soft Skills With eLearning Expert Clark Quinn

KnowledgeAnywhere

has become a pattern, someone recently asked me how to evaluate soft skills. And without being an expert on soft skill or evaluation, I tried to answer on principle. So here’s an extended riff on evaluating soft skills. That means we need a means to be evaluating soft skills.

What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?

MakingBetter

Towards the end of last year, our big announcement was the formation of the not-for-profit Consortium formed to handle the governance and address the evolution of xAPI with/for ADL. xAPI, being open-source and licensed as Apache 2.0, That’s a feature, not a bug — we licensed xAPI in this way so that it couldn’t be trapped in US DoD the way SCORM was. To make implementations of xAPI interoperable, we can’t limit the responsibility on LRSs.

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How to Create a Learning Evaluation Strategy with xAPI

Watershed

Use our guide to build a learning evaluation strategy with xAPI Before you create a learning measurement plan, you must know why and how you’ll create it.

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xAPI’s Tipping Point for Both Community & Industry

MakingBetter

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.

Better Inform Your Training Evaluation (Part One)

Riptide Software

Corporate Training xAPI learning insightsOur community is filled with passionate and educated individuals who are true examples of problem solvers. It is without question that training employees is incredibly important to the business function and future of the organization as a whole.

What Is Learning Evaluation?

Watershed

Knowing how to aggregate and evaluate all types of learning is a priority for many learning and development practitioners. Technologies are becoming available that enable L&D professionals to aggregate, evaluate, and measure many types of learning data in one place. Key Learning Evaluation Takeaways. So, what is learning evaluation? We'll explain how you can effectively evaluate your learning and development process from design through implementation.

DevLearn 2019: xAPI & Learning Analytics Sessions [Guide]

Watershed

That’s why I've compiled a list of recommendations for must-attend sessions focused on xAPI, learning analytics, and more. Top Pick: Intro to xAPI: What Do Instructional Designers Need to Know with Megan Torrance. If I had to pick one person in the world to introduce instructional designers to xAPI, that person is Megan Torrance. Megan and her company, TorranceLearning, have been working with xAPI before it was even called xAPI.

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Degreed Definitions: Getting Started with xAPI (Part 2)

Degreed

Part one of our 2-part xAPI series taught us the basics of Experience API (xAPI) including the definition and how it works between systems. This post will explore getting started with xAPI and the data that comes with it! If you’re an L&D professional (not a vendor), you have many options in getting xAPI enabled in your organization without doing much, if any, coding work. You simply need to ask your vendor if and how they support xAPI.

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4 Essential Employee Satisfaction KPIs To Evaluate Your Microlearning Strategy

Obsidian Learning

Using KPIs to measure the success of learning programs means continually evaluating job goals, employee performance, and the organization overall. Tracking employee satisfaction KPIs can help evaluate if your learning offerings are truly benefiting your employees and your organization.

Learning Analytics: Advanced Evaluation Complexity

Watershed

Advanced Evaluation is less common than Data Evaluation , which means there’s no well-worn path leading the way. That's why we’ve divided the Advanced Evaluation complexity into five analysis types, which we’ll explore in this post along with examples of what organizations are doing in terms of this complexity. What is Advanced Evaluation? In other words, advanced evaluation asks: Why is this happening? Advanced Evaluation & Analysis Types.

5 More Business Reasons Why xAPI

ATD Learning Technologies

If your responsibilities include onboarding team members, developing learning curriculums, delivering training programs, or evaluating the performance of your organization, at some point this year someone likely asked if you had looked into xAPI. ” Either way, someone probably jumped into a technical explanation about how xAPI is a magical data interoperability standard that is going to solve all of your training tracking and performance measurement challenges.

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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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DevLearn 2019: xAPI & Learning Analytics Sessions [Guide]

Watershed

That’s why I've compiled a list of recommendations for must-attend sessions focused on xAPI, learning analytics , and more. Top Pick: Intro to xAPI: What Do Instructional Designers Need to Know with Megan Torrance. If I had to pick one person in the world to introduce instructional designers to xAPI, that person is Megan Torrance. Megan and her company, TorranceLearning, have been working with xAPI before it was even called xAPI.

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A Glance Back at xAPI; A Look Ahead at Data Ownership

MakingBetter

” Well, my objectives with xAPI were the following: Enable data interoperability across systems. Looking at what Megan and I are implementing with xAPI, I have to call out where, in practice, the tools conforming to the spec aren’t helping with data ownership. In order to ensure data interoperability across systems, we need third-party tests to evaluate a tool’s and an activity provider’s conformance to the specification.

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How to Create a Learning Measurement Plan with xAPI

Watershed

Designing a learning measurement strategy with xAPI takes time and planning, but do you know where to start? Last month, we celebrated xAPI xAPRIL during which L&D practitioners from Caterpillar, Quicken Loans, Behr Process, Verizon, and PwC shared how they track learning within their organizations. Specifically, they explained how they leverage xAPI-enabled tools to make it happen. xAPI Case Studies. Behr Process: How to feed xAPI data into other applications.

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Watershed's 7 Steps of Learning Evaluation

Watershed

Out of the dozens of different learning evaluation models currently in practice, which one is right for you? Meet our "super method" for learning evaluation. We've been using Watershed Insights to dig into several models of learning evaluation in light of what's possible with modern technologies such as xAPI. evaluate alignment with strategic priorities. Step 2: Define metrics for effective evaluation. Step 4: Design programs for effective evaluation.

Readiness – Set – Go: Pursuing a Sustainable EPS Strategy

Living in Learning

70:20:10 Change Leadership Continuous Learning Data Analytics Discovery & Consulting EPS readiness assessment EPSS Learning Ecosystems Performance Support Performer Support Technology xAPI EPS performance support Readniess assessment Vendor evaluation Vendor selectionWe should strive to effectively position that EPS adoption is a rapidly approaching future that lies beyond the scope and charter of the traditional L&D training paradigm.

Readiness – Set – Go: Pursuing a Sustainable EPS Strategy

Living in Learning

70:20:10 Change Leadership Continuous Learning Data Analytics Discovery & Consulting EPS readiness assessment EPSS Learning Ecosystems Performance Support Performer Support Technology xAPI EPS performance support Readniess assessment Vendor evaluation Vendor selectionWe should strive to effectively position that EPS adoption is a rapidly approaching future that lies beyond the scope and charter of the traditional L&D training paradigm.

What You Need to Know: GDPR & xAPI

Watershed

But what is it, and how will it affect xAPI and Learning Record Stores? Will GDPR affect xAPI and Learning Record Stores? xAPI as a specification isn't really impacted by GDPR, although GDPR will affect how it's implemented in certain situations. According to the xAPI specification , implementors are encouraged to use HTTPS-Only for secure communication, but that’s an implementation recommendation—not a requirement and has nothing to do with an actual xAPI statement.

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

Convergence Training

And that’s especially true when it comes to issues regarding learning evaluation. We were excited to be able to talk with Dr. Thalheimer about four common learning evaluation models, and we’ve got the recorded video for you below. If you prefer your learning evaluation information in written form, just scroll down for the transcript of our discussion. Many thank to Will for participating in this discussion on learning evaluation and for everything he does.

5 More Business Reasons Why xAPI

ATD Learning Technologies

If your responsibilities include onboarding team members, developing learning curriculums, delivering training programs, or evaluating the performance of your organization, at some point this year someone likely asked if you had looked into xAPI. ” Either way, someone probably jumped into a technical explanation about how xAPI is a magical data interoperability standard that is going to solve all of your training tracking and performance measurement challenges.

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Learning Analytics Examples: 5 Case Studies Of Data Insights In Action

Dan Keckan

The Experience API (xAPI for short) is far more than just an update to SCORM, the popular standard for tracking data from a learning management system. xAPI opens up a whole new world of possibilities for learning analytics.

Catch up with Megan at Learning Solutions

Torrance Learning

Tuesday, March 21 Session Link xAPI Camp 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Session Link. Session Link MB02: Getting Started with xAPI 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM Session Link. Session Link 414: Making Future-focused Platform Decisions with the xAPI w/ Rob Houck 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Session Link Wednesday - Thursday. Session Link 805: What’s Wrong with Evaluation? Conferences elearning Instructional Design LLAMA News Project Management xAPI

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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April 2016 #Obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

April’s Obsidian Chat topic was xAPI. We had xAPI expert Art Werkenthin from RISC, Inc. Art is a member of the ADL CMI-5 committee , and is an expert on both xAPI and CMI-5. xAPI is murky for a lot of folks, and the responses shared were extremely helpful in learning more about the topic. What is the purpose of xAPI? xAPI has real world and real time value. xAPI was designed to capture non-traditional learning activities.

Evaluating 3 Useful Tools that Support E-learning Development

CommLab India

This blog intends to evaluate 3 such widely used tools – Adobe Presenter 11, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and FlipBook Maker Pro 4. Before we move to the evaluation part, we will first look at what these tools are used for. Now that we know what these three tools are used for, let us go ahead and evaluate them. 9 Parameters of Evaluation. SCORM, xAPI, & AICC.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Then came Experience API (xAPI) and CMI5. Using xAPI for mobile learning gives you some options. Another alternative would be performance tracking or real time evaluation tool. Since with xAPI we would not be tied to just “Bill passed this course and got 85%” it opens us up to the full spectrum. If by app, you build the xAPI hooks into it. SCORM and xAPI. Another alternative along these lines would be a tool like JCA Solutions xAPI Bridge.

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. Evaluations / Observation Checklists: with support for Kirkpatrick Level 3, evaluations now allow for a manager, instructor, or designated evaluator to fill out survey questions about a?particular It also allows administrators to see all xAPI statements captured by the Meridian LRS.

From Data-Driven Learning Practices to Digital Transformation: Our List of Can't-Miss Sessions at ATD TechKnowledge

Yet Analytics

Not surprisingly, we are excited to hear others’ stories about their xAPI journey and look forward to deeper discussions on injecting more data-driven practices into the learning space, including assessments, evaluation and developing your ROI on learning. atd:tk conference xapi dataThere are few things we love more at Yet Analytics than the opportunity to spend time with friends and colleagues and learn from their experiences.