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. Specifically, devices that were never supported by SCORM. ” First, a small team will draft a Project Authorization Request for IEEE-LTSC. In not-so-technical terms, this is the activity stream/statements part of xAPI.

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

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In 2003, the eLearning startup I worked for shuttered its doors as our customers moved to adopt SCORM, and we had no idea how to do that. My job was to help author SCORM 2004, focusing on how to develop content that would work in SCORM systems. Any innovation that could shut down as many companies as SCORM did was something I wanted to master. They reviewed almost 100 white papers authored for LETSI, who in 2007-2008 was looking at what a “SCORM 2.0”

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