Blended Learning and Tracking Offline Learning – The xAPI Way

CommLab India

SCORM can’t track all offline activities involved in blended learning. Read to know how xAPI aids in tracking even offline learning activities. eLearning Design LMS Standards

Standard Options Apply

MakingBetter

This post is for vendors, developers and implementers of the Experience API and for anyone who may one day create something with xAPI. The choices made soon will ultimately impact what you will be able to do with xAPI 3, 5 and 20 years from now. I’m going to lay out options for how we can approach standardization and the reasoning behind them. In August, 2014 I participated in one of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) monthly meetings.

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What is the xAPI Standard and Why is it the Future of Learning Technology?

Docebo

Get ahead of the learning technology curve by enabling xAPI in your LMS. Whether in terms of food, music, friends or significant others, we all know standard are important. Thanks to the Aviation Industry Computer-based Training Committee (AICC) , elearning standards have been in place since 1988. In 2000, Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) entered the picture and standardized the way a Learning Management System read and presented learning content.

“What is the right learning standard to support in my application?”

Rustici Software

Customers using my learning platform want to upload courses in the SCORM standard. Through a quick search, I’ve learned that SCORM isn’t the only standard out there. Sincerely, Standard Deviation . Dear Standard Deviation, . xAPI Resources: . Overview of xAPI.

What is xAPI?

Degreed

The Experience API (xAPI) is a technical specification that makes it easier for learning technologies to connect to each other. Basically, it’s a rulebook for how learning tools communicate about and glean data from online and offline activities of an individual or group of people.

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Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. Now, thanks to new learning standards, and new ways of using older ones, that promise may be here. New Standards May Provide the Answer. Then came Experience API (xAPI) and CMI5. Let’s look at how we can use our standards for learning in the mobile world. Standards to Advance Mobile Learning. It would have to be installed on the mobile device but would allow for offline work.

Top 8 xAPI Questions Everyone Wants to Know

JCA Solutions

Top 8 xAPI Questions. In comes xAPI. Here are some of the top xAPI questions. What is xAPI? Its official name is Experience API but most everyone uses xAPI for short. It is a way of standardizing communication between a learning medium and a data source. No, xAPI is not replacing SCORM. There are still things that SCORM does that xAPI doesn’t do and, of course, vice-versa. You can read more about xAPI and SCORM comparison here.

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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? And why do so many experts believe it will soon become the default standard for eLearning content? What is xAPI? How xAPI works.

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

Origin Learning

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. Have you wondered how all eLearning programs follow a specific structure and adhere to standards despite being unique learning elements? AICC and SCORM – The Core Standards of eLearning. Why xAPI Matters?

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Why are we still talking xAPI?

Ideaon

What is xAPI? According to xAPi.com “The Experience API (or xAPI) is a new specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline). So, as it is still critical, let’s do a quick primer on xAPI. 4 reasons to choose xAPI. With xAPI in online training, you can track any learning interventions happening in your online training environment. And online and offline.

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Scorm vs Tin Can (xAPI)

Elucidat

The decision about which content standards to use when producing elearning will affect the longevity of your content and systems. Whilst SCORM is the most widely used elearning standard, xAPI opens up a wealth of opportunity for tracking, personalizing and improving learning experiences. We take a look at how they compare… Both SCORM and Tin Can – now more commonly known as xAPI – are communications protocols for tracking learning related activity.

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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. A Quick Introduction to xAPI. xAPI is an eLearning specification that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has within online and offline training activities.

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What is XAPI And How Should You Use It?

KnowledgeAnywhere

It’s called xAPI. What is XAPI? xAPI allows for deeper tracking of learning. xAPI also makes it easy for learning and development teams to see self-directed learning in action. The “x” in xAPI stands for experience and represents this software’s ability to capture learning experiences which was not always possible. How is xAPI different from SCORM? What are the benefits of xAPI? How to use xAPI.

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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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The What, How and Why of xAPI in Corporate Learning

WhatFix

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? To truly understand Experience API or xAPI, we need to first talk of Shareable Content Object Reference Model(SCORM) – the popular protocol that allows learning systems to speak with each other. So, in 2013, the developers of SCORM released xAPI (also known as Tin Can). How Does xAPI Work?

What is SCORM? xAPI? TinCan? AICC? A review of the LMS acronyms

Ed App

In this article, we’ll take deeper dive into the differences between three very popular eLearning standards. For some reason most eLearning standards have developed with acronyms, so even establishing exactly what you’re talking about can be a challenge. Standardized Archiving.

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[Free eBook] xAPI and cmi5: Plan now for the future of eLearning

LearnUpon

Since 2001, SCORM has been the standard for eLearning content. In recent years xAPI has risen as a challenger and now with cmi5 it has every chance of fulfilling SCORM’s original potential. This free xAPI and cmi5 eBook was inspired by the questions we have been asked by our customers and partners. What is xAPI? xAPI, the new standard for delivering online training, is often described as the next evolution of SCORM. But what is xAPI?

What is Cmi5? A new set of rules for xAPI

LearnUpon

SCORM has long been the most common standard for eLearning content. In recent years another standard has emerged that has breathed new life and possibilities into the way in which your content can interact with your LMS and wider eLearning ecosystem. 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.

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SCORM vs. Tin Can xAPI: A simple guide to everything you need to know

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

Since the beginning of learning management systems (LMS), SCORM has been recognised as the industry-standard model for progress tracking in online courses. However, in recent years, SCORM has been replaced by another more future-proof, feature-heavy standard. According to SCORM , “the Shareable Content Object Reference Model [SCORM], is a set of technical standards for eLearning software products.” What is xAPI? Differences between SCORM and xAPI.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

Most discussions revolve around the technical aspects related to the definition and implementation of the standard, which is crucial at this stage of its evolution. However, in addition to the technical aspects, it is also important to have constructive discussions on the potential applications of this new standard in the learning and performance management landscapes. However, ‘Experience API’ is ADL’s official name for this standard.

TIN CAN API & THE FUTURE OF E-LEARNING

Learnnovators

Most discussions revolve around the technical aspects related to the definition and implementation of the standard, which is crucial at this stage of its evolution. However, in addition to the technical aspects, it is also important to have constructive discussions on the potential applications of this new standard in the learning and performance management landscapes. However, ‘Experience API’ is ADL’s official name for this standard.

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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SCORM vs. Tin Can (xAPI): which is right for your LMS?

Academy of Mine

Ever wonder about the difference between SCORM vs. Tin Can in online learning content standards and LMS training? then SCORM 2004, and then the Developer saw that those were all good and said: “Let there be Tin Can (xAPI or Experience API)!”. SCORM vs. Tin Can (xAPI). The Simple Life: before the advent of the LMS and managing content standards. The difference in one’s needs, however, is what is likely to drive you to choose one content standard over the other.

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SCORM goes mobile with eFrontPro for Android

eFront

Here at Epignosis HQ, we don’t consider industry standards to be mere buzzwords to list on our spec list, or boxes to tick on a feature comparison matrix. Rather, standards compliance is one of the most important aspects of enterprise software. That’s especially true for the two well-established eLearning data interchange formats, SCORM and xAPI (Tin Can), both of which eFrontPro has long supported. Product News Android App Android SCORM Mobile SCORM Offline SCORM

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Experience API – A New Form of Communication in eLearning

Infopro Learning

Now there is a new revolutionary way to communicate in the industry, experience API (xAPI or Tin Can API). This learning technology bridges the digital world and the real world allowing the tracking of online and offline learning experiences. xAPI collects data unlike anything before. xAPI is a new specification that track learning by the learning experience. Offline learning and collaborative learning can be recognized and communicated well with the xAPI technology.

SCORM vs. Tin Can (xAPI) vs. AICC: What’s the difference?

eLearningMind

Before we get into how SCORM, Tin Can (also called xAPI, or meaning Experience API), and AICC are different, let’s start with what they all have in common: a complicated acronym (AICC is a doozy), and standards and specifications for eLearning content that is compatible across multiple platforms.

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5 Eternal eLearning Trends That Have Stood the Test of Time

Adobe Captivate

SCORM was succeeded by xAPI, also known as Tin Can API as well as Experience API. xAPI or Tin Can was considered an improvement over SCORM because it enables learners to collect data online and offline, while helping track learner progress and use content through a multitude of software suites, in addition to certain other features. It wasn’t long before Flash was the gold standard of eLearning courses, but that was before eLearning professionals realized the magic of HTML5.

3 Reasons Why Every LMS Needs Tin Can API Functionality

TOPYX LMS

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). What Does xAPI Have to Do with SCORM? Tin Can API is interchangeable with the term “Experience API” or “xAPI.” xAPI is sometimes referred to as SCORM’s successor. It is the de facto industry standard for e-learning interoperability.

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SCORM vs AICC: how do they compare?

Elucidat

Another set of standards that has the same aim is AICC. SCORM is a set of packaging standards that means once your elearning is set up with the right file structure, uploading a course to the LMS is just a matter of uploading a.zip file. It doesn’t work offline. What about xAPI?

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Proud of our Talented Learning Award customers

Rustici Software

We’ve enjoyed watching their LMS platform evolve and have helped their team offset the burden of managing the eLearning standards support within the eSSEntial LMS. Our Rustici Engine solution helps eLogic support SCORM, AICC, xAPI and PENS within the LMS and includes support for offline SCORM support in their mobile app. They have integrated with Rustici Engine to support SCORM, AICC and xAPI in their application.

What is a Learning Record Store (LRS) ?

Meridian

According to xAPI.com, a Learning Record Store (LRS) is the heart of any xAPI ecosystem. If you are not sure what an xAPI ecosystem is, please check out our previous blog on this subject here. Essentially, xAPI-enabled applications generate metadata in the form of ‘statements.’ and many other offline real-world experiences that a learner may encounter. xAPI, via the LRS, gives you an easy, standards-based way of capturing that data.

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Learning Management System – LMS

Ed App

The Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC) standard is an eLearning protocol. Its purpose is to standardize the training of airline workers, making sure the materials and technology used are consistent. . xAPI / TinCan. What is an LMS? .

SCORM Compliance and LMS: What Does It Mean to be ‘SCORM-Compliant’?

eLearningMind

SCORM includes standards for packaging and describing content, how content is communicated to the LMS, and how learners navigate from module to module. Department of Defense, and is the most widely used standard in the industry. The real-world applications of xAPI are boundless.

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SCORM Compliance and LMS: What Does It Mean to be ‘SCORM-Compliant’?

eLearningMind

SCORM includes standards for packaging and describing content, how content is communicated to the LMS, and how learners navigate from module to module. Department of Defense, and is the most widely used standard in the industry. The real-world applications of xAPI are boundless.

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Tin Can API: What It Has in Store for Online Learning Environments

ProProfs

It can help you track, store, and communicate learning experiences, both offline and online, in the form of statements. Watch This Video To Know What is xAPI or Tin Can API | Features & Benefits Explained. It is a technology specification or standard that enables you to track learning activities, both online and offline, from different platforms in the form of learning experiences. Tin Can, Experience API, & xAPI: Are They Same or Different?

Cheering for clients named a Top Learning System by Craig Weiss

Rustici Software

is a great example a non-traditional learning platform that still benefits from eLearning standards support. #14 Degreed has an integration with SCORM Cloud , which enables their customers to include SCORM and xAPI content right along side content from Lynda.com, YouTube, and many other third-party content services. #13 The platform has an integration with SCORM Engine , which includes xAPI and Learning Record Store (LRS) support.

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Congrats to our Top Learning Systems customers

Rustici Software

They integrate with Rustici Engine to allow clients to import, launch and track standards based eLearning content. #18 They integrate with Rustici Engine to allow clients to import, launch and track SCORM and AICC content, as well as support xAPI. #14 Degreed has an integration with the SCORM Cloud API , which enables their customers to include SCORM and xAPI content right along side content from Lynda.com, YouTube, and many other third-party content services. #11

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Top 10 authoring tool in 2020 delivering engaging digital learning content

Paradiso

Authoring tools refer to web-based e-learning and are designed for particular styles of learning, file formats, delivery platforms, production workflows and eLearning standards. 2004), AICC, HTML5, xAPI/TinCan , cmi5, and LTI. .

Learning and Development Glossary

Petra Mayer

In eLearning, it caters to the development and promotion of standards adapted to education and training. The CMI5 is a profile for blending the xAPI specification with the learning management system. A good LMS enables you to impart the course content in a range of eLearning standards.

Benefits of a Tin Can API Compliant Learning Management System

ProProfs

Referring to the definition cited by Wikipedia : Tin Can xAPI “is an e-learning software specification that allows learning content and learning systems to speak to each other in a manner that records and tracks all types of learning experiences. Not so long ago, Tin Can xAPI had emerged as the latest standard for delivering online training across industries including education. But, their activities can also be traced at the time when the trainees are offline.