Formal Learning vs. Informal Learning

Learningtogo

Workers learn more in the coffee room than in the classroom.” – Jay Cross. While studies vary on the exact percentage, most learning in today’s workplace is informal. What is informal learning? How can you design something that is informal?

How Experience API (xAPI) - Tin Can API Tracks Informal Learning

Designing Digitally

Organizations can break free of the restrictions that learning management systems dictate and release learners to experience learning beyond the classroom. Learning doesn’t need to take place solely in front of a computer screen and keyboard. Title: xAPI - The future is now!

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What is Informal Learning?

Growth Engineering

According to supporters of the 70:20:10 framework, informal learning could form up to a whopping 90% of everything we take in! Informal learning. But in actuality, you’ve probably learned a lot more away from the classroom and in the workplace itself.

What is Informal Learning?

Growth Engineering

According to supporters of the 70:20:10 framework, informal learning could form up to a whopping 90% of everything we take in! Informal learning. But in actuality, you’ve probably learned a lot more away from the classroom and in the workplace itself.

The Role of xAPI in Creating Powerful Learning Experiences for the Modern Workforce

Origin Learning

eLearning as a training medium to foster learning at the workplace has been in existence for over two decades now. Have you wondered how all eLearning programs follow a specific structure and adhere to standards despite being unique learning elements? Why xAPI Matters?

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Track Your Learning Experiences 100% with xAPI Enabled LMS

CommLab India

Learning has crossed the doors of the classroom long ago and conquered the online terrain. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are confined to recording and tracking learning on digital devices. Without registrations and completions, how can you track learning?

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Scorm vs Tin Can (xAPI)

Elucidat

Whilst SCORM is the most widely used elearning standard, xAPI opens up a wealth of opportunity for tracking, personalizing and improving learning experiences. They provide a framework and structure to pass data and information between learning content and technologies.

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How Is xAPI Being Used in the eLearning Community?

Web Courseworks

Here at Web Courseworks, our blog team is beginning to explore the use of xAPI in the eLearning community. Today we begin with a brief introduction to xAPI and ways for you to learn more about xAPI. Enter xAPI (otherwise known as Experience API or Tin Can.)

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Your Performance Support Doesn't Speak xAPI? 3 Reasons it Should

Ontuitive

​By now, you’ve heard the buzz regarding what’s variously called Experience API , xAPI, or The Tin Can API. However, at this point, you might be wondering how xAPI is relevant to performance support and workflow learning. Don’t have an xAPI-compliant LMS?

Top 8 xAPI Questions Everyone Wants to Know

JCA Solutions

One of the few constants, however, is learning. To stay current in this agile world we must constantly be learning. Yet the busyness of this world means we can’t spend a lot of time sitting in front of a desktop or laptop computer learning. Top 8 xAPI Questions.

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xAPI xAPRIL: Celebrating 5 Years of the Experience API

Watershed

Join us as we celebrate xAPI xAPRIL and recognize five years of the Experience API—including free resources, real-world xAPI case studies, and prizes! You've come a long way, xAPI! we are thrilled with the progress of xAPI. What’s New with xAPI 1.0.3? Using xAPI.

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5 Business Reasons Why xAPI

ATD Learning Technologies

Essentially, xAPI (Experience API) is typically viewed by learning and development (L&D) professionals as a tool to help with: tracking learning where learners go, not just in the LMS. tracking learner performance inside a course. tracking granular choice and experience data in learning software. measuring engagement in mobile and social learning programs. unifying data from multiple learning and performance platforms.

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Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

2013 was an exciting year for e-Learning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies. We started the year with our own forecasts through ‘ Top 11 Disruptive e-Learning Technologies ’, many of which, when we look back, turned out to be accurate.

Why the Experience API (xAPI) Is Crucial to Your eLearning Success

Trivantis

The Experience API (xAPI) is an updated standard for tracking eLearning; it shows a more complete picture of your learners’ activity than SCORM does. xAPI was created by Rustici Software to replace SCORM (an earlier set of technical standards for eLearning software products).

April 2016 #Obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

New post April 2016 #Obsidianchat Summary on 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. What is the purpose of xAPI?

Instructional Design Post-SCORM

Web Courseworks

Kicking off the 2017 eLearning Thought Leaders Series will be Megan Torrance from TorranceLearning on, “xAPI for Instructional Designers.” Torrance is Chief Energy Officer at TorranceLearning, an eLearning Brothers Company, where they specialize in custom learning design and development.

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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. Activity Providers can request this information from the LRS if they need it (and if the LRS gives them permission). How do you best see xAPI interfacing with an LMS? Informal Learning.

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Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. For many years, mobile learning was one of those promises. Now, thanks to new learning standards, and new ways of using older ones, that promise may be here. Then came Experience API (xAPI) and CMI5.

Podcast 17: Next-Level Learning Analytics – With Guest Expert Tamer Ali

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 17 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. Q&A HIGHLIGHTS: How do you define learning analytics? xAPI adoption is still in process.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today.

3 Reasons Why Every LMS Needs Tin Can API Functionality

TOPYX LMS

Every social learning management system (LMS) needs Tin Can API functionality. Tin Can API “is a brand new specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline). Team-based e-learning.

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Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Its product suite includes Lectora – the world’s leading e-Learning software used by over 60% of the Global 2000 companies. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘Crystal Balling with Learnnovators’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Eric: The future of e-Learning is wide open!

What does a company need an LMS and an LRS for?

Matrix

Being a learning specialist requires knowing a lot more than how to design and deliver training, whether online or face to face. Yet LRS (Learning Record Store) and LXP (Learning Experience Platform) have also emerged as must-haves for organizational learning in the twenty first century.

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Tom Kuhlmann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT TOM KUHLMANN (Vice President, Articulate Community): Tom Kuhlmann is the Vice President of the Articulate Community, which he has been running for the past six years, with a focus on building a committed group of rapid e-learning developers. He also hosts The Rapid E-Learning Blog where he provides practical insights and hands-on tips to develop great e-learning courses. Many people consider Tom as “the” guru in e-learning instructional design.

Karl Kapp – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators (Part 1)

Learnnovators

CFPIM, CIRM, is a scholar, writer and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations. He has written six books including the best-selling learning book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction and its accompanying how-to book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

White Paper: eLearning Reporting Standards: SCORM and Tin Can

The Learning Dispatch

In this white paper Linda Warren and Mike Hruska discuss the significance of the Experience API also known as xAPI and “Tin Can”. The jump from SCORM to xAPI is a big one and learning managers and designers need to be aware of the limitations of SCORM and how xAPI is designed to address them.

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Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT MIKE RUSTICI (President, Rustici Software): In 2002, Mike Rustici founded Rustici Software to help Learning Management Systems and e-learning content creators work well with each other using the SCORM standard. Rustici Software has grown to be an INC 5,000 company, and today, is the world leader in e-learning specifications. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists, on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

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What is Distributed Learning?

Watershed

People have an inherent desire to learn, but how we learn best is still up for debate. In this series, we explore trends related to distributed learning and what they mean in practice. Generally speaking, we learn through a variety of methods. 70:20:10 & xAPI.

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Is it time to replace SCORM? A Look at Emerging Learning Technologies

Growth Engineering

Is it finally time for SCORM, the specification superstar of the noughties, to move over for modern learning technology? Here’s the case for making the change to xAPI, LRS and cm15. Online learning only worked on the LMS is was originally created for. Limited Tracking Functions.

How Experience API Can Support Personalized E-Learning in Organizations

Origin Learning

The future of corporate learning is personalized learning – the ideal that organizations are and will be trying to reach by capturing learning metrics and using data analytics to derive actionable information from it.

People that inspire me: my 5 eLearning heroes

Challenge to Learn

Not only has he been a driver and an advocate for online learning, but he moved beyond. He is also the person that initiated the informal learning movement. His book Informal learning was at least for me the start of that. need to know, add that information.

Cognitive Advisors Showcases “The Un-LMS”—Mobile Software to Support 70:20:10 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Cognitive Advisors will showcase the new TREK Learning Experience Manager at The eLearning Guild’s. The TREK Learning Experience Manager, built from the ground up on the Experience API. xAPI), is a mobile cloud-based application that manages, captures, and tracks experiential learning and. informal learning. Learning Systems Management Mobile Learning Performance Support

What is a Learning Record Store (LRS)

ProProfs

In the early days of computing, storing learning data (or any other data for that matter) was not that organized and systematic. With online training and learning a norm these days, the need for capturing and storing learners’ experiences or other learning-related activities is paramount.

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7 eLearning Tools Every L&D Pro Needs

gomo learning

With a growing influx of eLearning tools and technologies, understanding how they work and fit into your own learning tech stack can be difficult. In this blog post, we’ll explain different types of learning tools and how you can benefit from each one. Content & Learning Analytics.

Technology Architecture

Clark Quinn

A few years ago, I created a diagram to capture a bit about the technology to support learning ( Big ‘L’ Learning ). The point is to characterize the relationship between underpinning infrastructure and mechanisms to support availability for formal and informal learning.

2019 eLearning Predictions – Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

In the past, we’ve plotted these predictions through dead reckoning – relying on our experience living, eating and breathing online learning all day, every day throughout the year. Finally, some group of people learns how to use the new concept or technology to do useful things.

Andy Whitaker "Matching Learning Paths w/Performance Using Tin Can" #ATDTK

Learning Visions

Andy Whitaker, Consultant, Rustici Software @tincandy How can we implement Tin Can (xAPI -- "experience API") in our organizations to get real benefit? Matching learning to performance with Tin Can Most "learning activity" is tracked in orgs in an LMS using SCORM. But if you try to understand how learning is impacting the business, you might be spinning your wheels. Are you able to efficiently and effectively evaluate your learning programs?