Experience API

Shelly Blake-Plock announced last night via LinkedIn that he would be leading a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for IEEE LTSC (Learning Technologies Standards Committee). In his own words, Shelly describes the work in this way: Our initial purpose is to create an IEEE technical report as a reference and implementation guide for xAPI 1.0.3. IEEE stamping xAPI would encourage adoption, particularly outside of the US.

IEEE LTSC xAPI TAG to vote on proposing IEEE standardize xAPI

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Facts: Next week, the IEEE LTSC xAPI TAG will be taking a vote about if and which aspects of xAPI 1.0.3 to propose to the broader IEEE for consideration as a standard. Opinions (mine): Somewhat important: standardization matters in that many organizations (particularly some outside the US) will care that xAPI has (eventually) been blessed by IEEE. PARs will then go through the IEEE approval process over a period of several months and steps. Political intrigue.

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. ” First, a small team will draft a Project Authorization Request for IEEE-LTSC. The team will submit this PAR in February for March evaluation by the IEEE New Standards Committee (NESCOM).

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Mea culpa

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There’s good work happening at the IEEE LTSC TAG xAPI , and we’re doing a bit of it. I’m sorry. My bad. Mea culpa. I wrote this all the way back in September, and I told you I’d follow it up with a further post one week later. It’s now eleven weeks and one day later and I still don’t have an answer for you. To be honest, I am struggling to discern which pieces of work would best support the xAPI community and Rustici Software.

Slow Cooking – Our First Year of MakingBetter


When we first launched MakingBetter on January 7, 2014, it was with the intent that we’d mostly focus our efforts on a few small projects and workshops while beginning standardization work on xAPI with IEEE-LTSC.

AICC and SCORM Compliance: The Benefits for Your e-Learning


The lab combined the work of existing standards organizations like the AICC , IMS and the IEEE LTSC into a cohesive reference model. The Benefits of Making Your e-Learning AICC and SCORM Compliant . Remember the battle between Blu-ray Discs and DVDs?


Standard Options Apply


In August, 2014 I participated in one of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) monthly meetings. Once the request is made and approved by IEEE’s New Standards Committee, we begin the last leg of a journey that started with friends riding roller coasters in Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, OH back in 2009. The PAR wasn’t approved by the LTSC in that August meeting. IEEE LTSC is the appropriate place to figure out the timetables.

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

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ADL, IEEE and many people and businesses talking about this technology call it xAPI. I was told xAPI is in IEEE’s hands? What is IEEE? IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers — an international, industry standards body.

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