Learning Measurement: Top Tips From Industry Experts

Talented 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. It's a progression of the industry toward more, toward faster, and toward better.    In the 1960s, Dr. Bruce Tuckman proposed a team development model that lends some structure to the conversation about xAPI. eLearning xAPI

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eLearning: Is it Time to Jump on the xAPI Bandwagon?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Megan Torrance      xAPI and the Tin Can Project. Few eLearning developers have ever developed or seen an eLearning project that uses xAPI. However, given the fact that eLearning development tools and learning platforms now support xAPI, it may be the time to jump on the xAPI bandwagon.    What is xAPI? Many people say that xAPI is the next version of SCORM. And if you are tracking, you can't switch vendors. Along

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xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY

MakingBetter

The first xAPI Camp at DevLearn, the first of four events we’re putting on hosted by The eLearning Guild , is nigh upon us. The Guild helped us launch xAPI at mLearnCon back in 2012 and they have been a steadfast supporter of xAPI. Last year was the first year there was an official xAPI Track at DevLearn and, together, we are upping that ante again (…in Vegas). We may even be doing karaoke Tuesday night, after xAPI Camp, because that is how we roll.

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Package & track elearning: why companies need both AICC & xAPI

Docebo

AICC and xAPI (Experience API, or formerly Tin Can) are among the most important standards: whilst AICC has been around for a while, the xAPI is relatively recent. AICC is a well known industry standard: it was born in 1989 and it has had broad acceptance in the last year. From Tin Can to xAPI: a core called LRS. What we used to know as “ Tin Can ” is now called xAPI. It is a new concept introduced by xAPI, and it stands for Learning Record Store.

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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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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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State of the E-Learning Industry 2019

eLearning 24-7

Normally, folks write up a state of the industry at the end of that year (as I did for 2017). And thus, comes the State of the E-Learning industry as rumble forward with 2019. Change of messaging, and the seemingly misunderstanding by vendors that there is a difference between training and L&D. CMI-5 increased interest among vendors, even more so, than on/off synch mobile apps for example. LRSs not being utilized by vendors who have it in their systems.

DevLearn 2019: xAPI & Learning Analytics Sessions [Guide]

Watershed

The DevLearn Conference and Expo is one of the biggest events for the L&D industry. 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. Industry

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5 Real Benefits of Using xAPI

LearnUpon

xAPI was touted as the future of eLearning back in 2013 when it was first introduced (named Tin Can at the time). xAPI has some awesome benefits that you should know about and avail of. One of the major benefits of xAPI is the lack of disruption its adoption will cause you. xAPI can do everything that your SCORM 1.2 SCORM 2004, in particular, proved to be very buggy for both eLearning pros and vendors alike. xAPI may not have swept across eLearning as expected.

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What is xAPI?

LearnUpon

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. How xAPI works.

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State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

I’ll just say it right now, the industry as a whole isn’t doing much. Yes there are vendors doing some new stuff, okay many, but a few items are not new, rather they have been around for a long time. The industry as a whole continues to miss the opportunities that are laid out before them. SaaS boost – Finally more vendors are on the appropriate path for their consumers; but the big folks are not – why? SaaS vendors rule!

Why author elearning content to industry standards?

OpenSesame

Each of these platforms are unique, but they are not SCORM, AICC, or xAPI conformant, which means the courses built on these platforms can not be exported for use in another platform or a learning management system (LMS). The post Why author elearning content to industry standards?

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

As I wrote last year, “Online learning lags behind other industries in adopting new technologies. This is not because people in online learning are not interested in new technologies; it’s because we’re not a high-revenue industry compared to giant industries like consumer goods.” A newer standard than even xAPI, Caliper is somewhat less ambitious than xAPI in the number of use cases considered and APIs specified. CHEST-Web Courseworks xAPI pilot.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

Bewildered on what is happening, why what is needed isn’t appearing as it should, and how is it possible that something so obvious based on where e-learning is heading, mobile is pushing and future tech is inspiring is lost among so many vendors? Confusion leads to flushed in terms of causation that some vendors in their infinite wisdom have decided it is better to jump one way than stay the course. xAPI support – Hit the gas this is flying fast.

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. So… good job team: we standards nerds knocked out something that industry is super excited about and, in some respects, ready for. 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. Other LRS vendors are following suit.

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DevLearn 2019: xAPI & Learning Analytics Sessions [Guide]

Watershed

The DevLearn Conference and Expo is one of the biggest events for the L&D industry. 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.

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Popular Trends Of 2016 – Shaping The E-Learning Industry Today And Tomorrow

G-Cube

Aiming to support learners through all the instances where they require learning, emerging market trends in the industry are shaping the world of corporate learning. That is why long-term contracts for LMS products are now rarely preferred and it is easier to switch LMS vendors as per changing requirements. Modern learners are never apart from their mobile phones – and this is impacting corporate learning industry as well.

Day 5: xAPI and more – what next for SCORM?

LearnUpon

On day one of our series, we learned that AICC (Aviation Industry Computer-Based-Training Committee) can be considered the first eLearning standard, used to track how learners progress through course content. While many eLearning vendors still support AICC, the standard is usually a legacy of older platforms and businesses. eLearning now: Tin Can (xAPI). I’ll begin with the Tin Can API, also known as xAPI, officially released as version 1.0

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2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

As I wrote last year, “Online learning lags behind other industries in adopting new technologies. This is not because people in online learning are not interested in new technologies; it’s because we’re not a high-revenue industry compared to giant industries like consumer goods.” A newer standard than even xAPI, Caliper is somewhat less ambitious than xAPI in the number of use cases considered and APIs specified. CHEST-Web Courseworks xAPI pilot.

Top 5 Highly Discussed eLearning Trends So Far

Swift eLearning Services

As time goes, in the field of eLearning industry new trends will take place or any new updations take place in the existing technology. So, to catchup with the technology, eLearning vendors accustom these changes in the technology to provide the learners the best learning experience. Let’s have a look on such trends.

Why Author eLearning Content to Industry Standards?

OpenSesame

Each of these platforms are unique, but they are not SCORM, AICC or xAPI conformant, which means the courses built on these platforms can not be exported for use in another platform or Learning Management System (LMS). . SCORM and other industry standards like AICC and xAPI enable online learning content and learning management systems the ability to communicate with each other.

Guess who’s coming to DevLearn?

Rustici Software

This year we have some exciting things planned for our booth (Booth 231 near all of the other xAPI nerds), including a guest appearance by one of the world’s leading experts in SCORM, our Customer Success Manager, Joe Donnelly ! Come on by and “Just Ask Joe” anything you want about SCORM, xAPI, or you can even just chat about the weather. xAPI, of course. You’ll be hearing from us a couple of times during the week about various xAPI topics.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Rather, they are educated guesses about learning technology trends, based on our continuous market research, our consulting interactions with countless LMS buyers and sellers and more than 20 years of experience we’ve accumulated in the learning industry. Market demand has grown, along with the number of vendors, business uses, integration points and related feature sets — and with good reason. More than 700 LMS vendors is too many for the market to sustain indefinitely.

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

Talented Learning

1) Industry Consolidation Rolls On. They differentiate themselves not only through innovative functionality, but also industry-specific expertise, integration capabilities, professional services, accessible pricing and other unique characteristics. 14) xAPI May Never Arrive.

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

eLearning 24-7

No time like the present to bring you the latest trends in the LMS and LP industry. Why some of those learning platforms, and yeah, some LMS vendors who want you to know that they are not-traditional, whatever that means – which to them could mean one thing and to you, something entirely else. The key trend to remember, regardless of the product you are seeking is “There is no one size fits all” in the industry.

Courseware LMSs – Good or bad for the industry?

eLearning 24-7

Maybe you scored it via Wiley, but in many possibilities you purchased the content thru your LMS vendor. It’s much easier than say going directly to the content provider, buying it from them and then having them talk to your LMS vendor to put it in for you (which, honestly you should do, because it will save you money). What if instead of focusing primarly on the LMS, you went courses first from a vendor and in return got the LMS for free.

Rustici welcomes JCA Solutions into the fold

Rustici Software

With this acquisition, we are able to increase our efforts to help vendors and organizations around the world support the eLearning standards and improve how learning technology products work together. It’s not often that you find people that match our passion about SCORM and xAPI.

Learning Analytics: Big Demand, But Bigger Challenges?

Talented Learning

To better understand how these issues affect learning organizations, we separately interviewed multiple training managers and industry experts. For instance, although some BI dashboard vendors offer free trials, set-up and configuration costs have been known to reach $20,000 or more.

Taking cmi5 adoption further by developing a Conformance Test Suite

Rustici Software

Over the years, our folks have participated in the working groups for, and the development of, standards as ubiquitous as SCORM, as forgotten as RTWS, and more recently xAPI. In 2010, we were awarded a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) from ADL to modernize SCORM Communication, an effort that became known as Project Tin Can, and ultimately xAPI. This initiative will remove the barrier to entry and obstacles that the DoD and many organizations face when adopting xAPI and cmi5.

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The Importance of Alliances

eLearning Brothers

The technical advancements of the last decade offer exciting new ways to deliver content and create truly innovative solutions: social networking, search engines, portals, data analytics, xAPI protocols, advanced mobile, augmented and virtual reality, and the list gets more and more interesting. All terribly important to address today’s workplace and (in the words of so many thought leaders in our industry), finally get it right. Today’s learning ecosystem is expanding.

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Looking back and thinking ahead: Learnings from 2020

Rustici Software

Fortunately our 2020 product roadmaps we had planned stayed on track, and the questions people asked help us see where the eLearning industry is heading and to inspire what we do next. Companies and software vendors alike are integrating training into enterprise applications beyond LMSs.

Is it Time to Switch to a New LMS?

Meridian

There are numerous reasons why these organizations are unhappy with their LMS vendor. Over time, the organization has evolved, and training requirements have changed, but often their legacy LMS is no longer fit-for-purpose or the vendor doesn’t provide adequate support and services to meet the client’s developing needs. With the increase in remote work, many organizations need a better learning platform and vendors who do not overpromise and under deliver on their product roadmaps.

Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

Troy is a “triple threat” learning innovator with deep expertise as a content development practitioner, solutions consultant and technology vendor. But over time, I became involved with more complex projects for companies in a variety of industries. But sending learners to a different vendor LMS for each course makes no sense. And as a content provider, you can do this today with industry tools and good SCORM programmers. How about xAPI?

ATD ICE 2019: A first timer’s perspective

Rustici Software

Listening to the attendees questions and answers was encouraging to hear how eager many are to streamline their eLearning training for staff across various education, compliance, service and healthcare industries. It was a great chance to have in-person conversations answering questions about SCORM and xAPI as well as discussing how we help companies distribute, manage and track their content across multiple systems. Conferences eLearning IndustryWhat an exciting time it is!

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Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” More and more vendors (authoring tools, Learning Management Systems, social platforms, mobile games, and simulations) are adopting or testing this new standard. We can see a growing number of vendors (ebooks, games, simulations, LMSs, etc.) ” ~ Rustici Software. INTRODUCTION.