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”).

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Moving and receiving xAPI data in an LRS rich environment

Experience API

As you build your xAPI ecosystem, you’ll likely compile a number of LRSs. Developing a strategy for moving and receiving xAPI data between LRSs becomes essential, which is why our CEO TJ outlined tactical steps for doing just that during his recent xAPI Cohort presentation.

What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?

MakingBetter

Towards the end of last year, our big announcement was the formation of the not-for-profit Consortium formed to handle the governance and address the evolution of xAPI with/for ADL. xAPI, being open-source and licensed as Apache 2.0, That’s a feature, not a bug — we licensed xAPI in this way so that it couldn’t be trapped in US DoD the way SCORM was. To make implementations of xAPI interoperable, we can’t limit the responsibility on LRSs.

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What You Need to Know: GDPR & xAPI

Watershed

But what is it, and how will it affect xAPI and Learning Record Stores? Find out more as we explain everything you need to know about this important set of privacy regulations. Will GDPR affect xAPI and Learning Record Stores? What about xAPI and data privacy?

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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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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. For privacy reasons, a hashed version of the email address can also be used. How do you best see xAPI interfacing with an LMS? Which LMS platforms out there today best interface with xAPI?

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With Gratitude…

MakingBetter

We launched an online journal, the xAPI Quarterly , kickstarting the publishing arm of our business, Connections Forum , and we ran our first events, xAPI Camps that each were co-created with our participants. Grateful for the xAPI Community. Grateful for xAPI’s Growth.

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

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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. I’m a total believer and supporter of the first two, but I still have privacy and security concerns when it comes to a LRS and specifically the data record. While you do not need an LRS to have xAPI, and xAPI is still a work in progress, it will get better over time.

This Week in MakingBetter: An Interview, ATD TechKnowledge & More

MakingBetter

TK Chat – Practical Uses of xAPI (Thursday, 9:15-10am). In December, Craig reached out to me with some questions about Learning Record Stores and how they relate to the xAPI specification. It’s a packed week this week. ATD TechKnowledge.

Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Tin Can doesn’t change that, and the same privacy and security practices that apply to any other industry apply equally to us. e-learning elearning Experience API Learning & Development Learning Standard Learnnovators SCORM Tin Can API xAPI ADL Digital Education Digital Learning E-Learning edtech eLearning Google Glass Internet of Things IoT Learning Records Store LRS Mike Rustici Online Education Online Learning Rustici Software Watershed LRS Watershed Method

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This Week in MakingBetter: Teamwork and Tough Questions

MakingBetter

There’s a lot of team spirit about the xAPI community. The third xAPI Design Cohort kicked off, but there’s still time to sign up by February 5. Our friend, Joe Fournier , wrote about his questions about privacy with xAPI (and other forms of data).

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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. This has me reflecting deeply about what kind of future with xAPI we need to enable. However, we have to also be mindful of the billions of dollars to be invested in xAPI going forward. xAPI is about data interoperability.

The Community Responds

MakingBetter

A fourth standard to cover retention policy, privacy, protection, access, delegation and security. What must be accommodated in terms of privacy and security, at a standards level, is unclear. We must also seek out privacy and security laws in other parts. If stakeholders in the current xAPI specification group are involved in standardization through IEEE, then they will be the best hedge against breaking current implementations.

The Crawl, Walk, Run methodology for adopting learning analytics

Matrix

Yet along comes xApi , big data and analytics for learning. All the recent upheaval generated by various online platforms being accused of storing (and possibly distributing) user information has shown how much of a concern virtual privacy is.

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GDPR came and went: how it impacted our products

Rustici Software

At Rustici Software, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came at an ideal time for us to complete a self-review of our data privacy. Our tools can be many things to many people, with each product having its own set of data privacy scenarios to think through. Of course we went through the normal process of evaluating our company-wide privacy policy and made some small changes. Nothing with privacy and software is final.

Monitoring informal learning with a Learning Record Store

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Experience API, XAPI, Learning Record Stores, TinCan API do you know what this is about? A condition is that the data from the different platforms use Experience in API (XAPI). The definition of xapi "a standard way of talking about our experiences in using data.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

In addition, with advanced analytics technology like xAPI, organizations are now tracking and analyzing learning experiences with incredible precision. Furthermore, since authoring and deployment are shared on a common platform, SCORM and xAPI issues tend to matter less.

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Hey LMS Santa!

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Finally, xAPI and LRS. If there is one “holy moly” feature, it will be xAPI with a nice dose of LRS. You do not need xAPI to have an LRS and secondly, both are a work in progress. Want to safeguard yourself in terms of privacy?

What you can expect in 2019

eLearning 24-7

An LRS tracks everything, and you do not need xAPI to have an LRS (so a vendor who says, “Well we do not have xAPI,” doesn’t fly). Anyone who has experienced the SCORM claims of interoperability of course, new that wasn’t going to be smooth sailing and my biggest concern from day one was tied directly to security and privacy. Expectations. We all have them. We have them when we go out to eat. When we are on a blind date or using a dating app.

Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

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The offering is essentially Tin Can (xAPI), but also includes a Learning Record Store and a personal data locker (place to put your data record for security/privacy). Speaking. The Final Frontier of E-learning. These are the voyages of me.

E-Learning 24/7 Superhero Reader Edition: LRS Pros/Cons, Course design – what works

eLearning 24-7

While I have (continue to have) real concerns about privacy and security issues, if a person leaves your company/business/school/university and so forth and goes some other place that doesn’t have an LRS – where does their data record sit – an LRS has potential.

2016 Top 10 LMSs

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43 profiles, whereas each vendor responded to 12 questions – covering everything from setup fees to data centers to latest features to support/training to security/privacy. . Seeking an xAPI, LRS? Thank you all for the delay. It’s been a long few weeks, putting together the 2016 Top 50 LMS Report. Before, I jump into the Top 10 for 2016, some interesting bits of info.

FindAnLMS – The New Learning System Search Platform from Craig Weiss

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xAPI), Audience Type (B2B, B2C, Employees, Customers, Employees and Customers), Implementation time frame, Number of end users, Deployment type, Price range (it is a scale), Industry – as in your vertical or verticals and Ranking. . To learn more about AWS security, data privacy, etc.