What Is xAPI (Tin Can)?

Dan Keckan

xAPI, otherwise known as Tin Can, is an acronym for Experience Application Programming Interface. eLearning Trends Cloud Computing eLearning Solutions Learning Analytics Mobile 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. Once mobile devices started to become popular the promise of being able to have everything on our devices, including learning programs, was right on the heels. 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.

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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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Reflections on DevLearn’s xAPI Hyperdrive

MakingBetter

It was an incredibly exciting week to see the incredible gains and growth the xAPI community has had in the last year. Megan & I spent the bulk of our time helping the eLearning Guild with the xAPI Hyperdrive and the xAPI in Practice track. Marty Rosenheck has made great strides with his learning experience manager, Trek, since he first started the concept work for the software at Up to All of Us in 2012. That’s also not the only xAPI-focused event coming up.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

organizations: • Value personal development among their teams • Create curated learning experiences • Use learning technologies to achieve their goals As leading analysts Fosway Group point out, learning technology deserves a much more strategic. across the learning experience1.

This Week in MakingBetter: #xAPI Camp Sells Out; #LScon DemoFest

MakingBetter

xAPI Camp FTW! 15 unique presentations focusing on real-world solutions enabled by xAPI. We are blown away by the amount of interest in xAPI, and so are many others. We’re happy to announce there will be an xAPI Camp coming with DevLearn 2015 in Las Vegas, NV, at the MGM Grand (details forthcoming). The timing worked out just right that as we’re wrapping up our first project with RISC, Inc, not only was xAPI Camp happening, Learning Solutions was, too.

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SCORM vs xAPI: The Right Choice For Your e-learning

Wizcabin

While it can be confusing to pick between SCORM and xAPI, getting to understand the two standards and your requirements will make your choice easier. Although SCORM is a widely used standard, xAPI has many features that can help to track and deliver personalized learning experience. Hopefully, you should find reasons to choose one that merits the requirements for your learning program. SCORM vs xAPI – What Are They And What Are Their Benefits?

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5 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 granular choice and experience data in learning software. measuring engagement in mobile and social learning programs. unifying data from multiple learning and performance platforms. In our next post, we will look at five more reasons to use xAPI

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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. From early adopters who used archaic systems to set up a lesson that could be shared on one computer with an instructor to guide employees, to modern workplace learning that’s focused on xAPI -enabled mobile learning; eLearning at the workplace has traveled a long way. Why xAPI Matters? Here’s wherein xAPI plays a crucial role.

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xAPI, CMI-5, and mobile learning: What do you need to know?

Obsidian Learning

It was a great networking experience, and we learned a lot (and had a yummy lunch). Because Obsidian is always exploring the latest learning technologies, particularly mobile technologies, I was especially interested in a presentation on the upcoming CMI-5 spec , which will be the “mobile SCORM.” With xAPI, content can be anywhere on a Content Distribution Network (CDN), not just on the LMS. xAPI stores results and defines the communication layer.

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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. New technologies have given us new ways to learn. Unfortunately, our technologies for tracking new types of learning and new mediums for learning have been slow to catch up. Top 8 xAPI Questions.

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7 Mobile Learning Facts L&D Managers Should Know

Obsidian Learning

More than 5 billion people in the world own a mobile phone. Clearly, mobile technology is making a significant impact in our world. Does this automatically translate into employees being ready to learn on their phones? In either case, you’ll need to determine if mobile learning deliverables will function properly on the devices. Mobile delivery options depend on the content and audience. percent of mobile device users prefer vertical orientation.

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xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program

Gyrus

xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program. In the Learning and Development industry a very buzzworthy topic is xAPI (xAPI is also known as Tin Can API or the Experience API in case you have heard or read additional posts elsewhere, it will herein be referred to solely as xAPI within this blog post). What does that mean to my learning program? Objects that begin as strictly online E-learning, do not have to end that way.

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5 Mobile Learning Trends In Vogue

CommLab India

Imagine you wake up one fine morning to realize your mobile has abandoned you. Such is the impact of mobiles on our lives. Humans, especially Millennials, have reached a phase where life without a mobile translates into the end of life. This sort of engagement with mobiles has lead to the rise of many mobile learning trends in the corporate sector. Game-based learning. Tapping the potential of gamification on mobiles is a rising trend.

How xAPI is Re-Shaping Modern Workplace Learning?

Origin Learning

xAPI or Experience API is the outcome of Project TinCan that started in 2010. xAPI’s remarkable growth and evolution as an eLearning specification is truly heralding a transformation in the way eLearning is being created and deployed globally. Traditional learning management systems can only capture details of learner-activities within the LMS when the learner is connected to the system. A Quick Introduction to xAPI. Workplace Learning xAPI

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xAPI vs SCORM: Which Should You Choose?

LearnUpon

We work with SCORM and xAPI every day at LearnUpon. Others that currently develop SCORM-compliant content ask about the value migrating to xAPI might add. Choosing between xAPI vs SCORM can seem confusing. That’s because SCORM and xAPI are essentially different protocols. xAPI vs SCORM. Let’s use an example to explore the main differences between xAPI vs SCORM. The outcomes returned by SCORM and xAPI are also similar.

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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 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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5 Happening Trends in Mobile Learning

CommLab India

He weighed various options and chose mobile learning to deliver the training. The mobile learning format is ideal to train traveling staff members such as salespeople and service technicians. The format enables employees, who travel constantly, to access learning content anytime, anywhere (even while travelling) on their smartphones and tablets, in a convenient manner, without disruptions to their work. Check out 5 best practices of developing a learning video.

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. So how do we track learning at the workplace that has become informal in the form of activities, networking, work assignments, and collaboration outside the classroom? Without registrations and completions, how can you track learning? Transition: SCORM to xAPI.

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4 Reasons Tin Can API (xAPI) Is NOT Just a New Version of SCORM

Infopro Learning

Tin Can API changes the fundamental way in which learning data is recorded, stored, and used. SCORM ( S harable C ontent O bject R eference Model) is a set of technical specifications and guidelines designed to create a standard for which course creators and learning management systems can communicate. To learn more feel free to read the overview ( [link] ) by SCORM’s creator Advanced Distribution Learning. Learning Record Stores.

The What, How and Why of xAPI in Corporate Learning

WhatFix

Think of learning experiences as an ocean of puzzle pieces scattered everywhere. In the training context, this means knowing and tracking everything that the learner does, from reading an ebook to webinars and mobile-based lessons. who serves as the Director of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, aptly put it ‘xAPI helps us put the puzzle together’. But What is xAPI Really? How Does xAPI Work? xAPI helps answer these questions and more.

What is XAPI And How Should You Use It?

KnowledgeAnywhere

Formal learning experiences (i.e in-person lectures or online course modules) account for only about 10% of the ways students actually learn. The remainder of learning occurs through interactions with mentors and peers (about 20%) and experiential learning (about 70%). Now there’s a way businesses can track as much as 100% of learning experiences. It’s called xAPI. What is XAPI? xAPI allows for deeper tracking of learning.

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Experience API, xAPI, Tin Can API Integrated Learning Management System

Instancy

Experience API, xAPI, Tin Can API Based Integrated Learning Management System and HTML5 based Authoring Tool and Platform form Instancy. Additionally, we can now create new and intriguing mobile learning apps without coding. Your learning business is unique.

Benefits of Experience API, xAPI and Tin Can API in eLearning Systems

Instancy

Benefits of Experience API, xAPI and Tin Can API in eLearning, content learning systems. The Most Comprehensive eLearning Content and Learning Systems. Benefits of Experience API, xAPI and Tin Can API in eLearning Systems. The Advent of TinCan API or xAPI.

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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). Let’s talk about the background of SCORM and xAPI for a minute. With xAPI, you can track experiences like: • Mobile learning. Informal learning.

eLearning Glossary 2017 Edition

Association eLearning

Machine learning- Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Micro learning – Microlearning is a way of teaching and delivering content to learners in small, very specific bursts. Mobile First- The mobile-first approach is designing for the smallest screen and working your way up. eLearning has always been on the forefront of innovation.

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.” This kind of machine learning is used in applications like Google’s speech recognition and translation software. CHEST-Web Courseworks xAPI pilot.

What is Cmi5? A new set of rules for xAPI

LearnUpon

Initially called Tin Can, a more formal name of xAPI was settled upon. A new set of ‘rules’ for xAPI called cmi5 is set to harness the possibilities of xAPI making it even more impactful. In this post we take a look at a snippet of our new eBook: xAPI and cmi5, Plan now for the future of eLearning. Cmi5 is a “profile” for using the xAPI specification with traditional learning management systems. cmi5 is there to put some of the rules back on top of xAPI.

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Meet The Demand for SCORM Compliant Mobile Learning With Lectora 17

CommLab India

If developing a mobile learning course is one big hurdle, then tracking learner progress is yet another. All this information can be tracked by an LMS using SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model), a set of e-learning technical standards. In this blog, we shall see why Lectora is ideal to create SCORM-compliant mobile learning courses. Courses developed in Lectora seamlessly integrate with almost all SCORM-based Learning Management Systems (LMSs).

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. The year saw many interesting developments directly impacting e-learning in areas like: Courseware Authoring Tools. LMSs, LCMSs, and Learning Management Platforms. Learning Analytics.

Your Tech Startup doesn’t have any LMS “yet”?

EduTrends

For a LMS to be considered suitable for tech startups, they must support Lesson oriented micro learning delivery and consumption. We call it Open Learning. Best Practices e-Learning Learning and Development Learning Management System Microlearning Mobile Learning Open Learning Uncategorized LMS SaaS SCORM Startup xAPI

Mobile learning - where's it really at? The debate!

Unicorn Training

Everyone’s talking about mobile. Q1: With so much existing content out there how easy is it to make compatible for mobile? What is the context of the learning that’s going to take place? There are conversion tools out there you can use, like Articulate’s Storyline, but mobile is still at its very early stages. It’s not very easy to convert existing content so the focus should be on mobile learning in new projects rather than converting old one.

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. The year saw many interesting developments directly impacting e-learning in areas like: Courseware Authoring Tools. LMSs, LCMSs, and Learning Management Platforms. Learning Analytics.

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.” This kind of machine learning is used in applications like Google’s speech recognition and translation software. CHEST-Web Courseworks xAPI pilot.

Learning Management System – LMS

Ed App

LMS stands for Learning Management System. Its name is very helpful in understanding what it is: a system which enables educators and trainers to manage student learning. For example, an input device could be the learner’s mobile phone. Mobile Learning / M-Learning.

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. 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. Learn Dash [link].

The Latest: What consumers are seeking; plus video and mobile data

eLearning 24-7

A round-up of the past two months regarding e-learning, LMSs, authoring tools and more. Besides the usual of mobile and video (more on that in a sec), the biggest requests these days are for xAPI, custom domain control and LRS. In fact, I think you will see more vendors who include an LRS than those who have on/off synch with a native app for mobile. While you do not need an LRS to have xAPI, and xAPI is still a work in progress, it will get better over time.