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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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Track and trace Learners results. What do SCORM compliance, AICC, XAPI and CMI5 mean?

Challenge to Learn

Or are you just confused by all the abbreviations like: SCORM, AICC, XAPI, and CMI5? Yes there are two version of SCORM: SCORM 1.2 The latest version is SCORM 2004 but both are still in use. In fact the oldest version (SCORM 1.2) SCORM and XAPI / Tincan. The latest version of SCORM dates back from 2004 (although there where updates). We now have XAPI , formerly known as (project) TinCan. SCORM and XAPI compared. XAPI, SCORM and CMI5.

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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 We created a strategic framework that mapped knowledge sharing to measurable gains in productivity, quality and revenue. 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”). Right now, “Tin Can” refers to xAPI. SCORM Version 1.2

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Degreed Definitions: Getting Started with xAPI (Part 2)

Degreed

Part one of our 2-part xAPI series taught us the basics of Experience API (xAPI) including the definition and how it works between systems. This post will explore getting started with xAPI and the data that comes with it! If you’re an L&D professional (not a vendor), you have many options in getting xAPI enabled in your organization without doing much, if any, coding work. There are many free and paid versions with varying capabilities.

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5 Critical Questions To Ask Potential LMS Vendors

KnowledgeAnywhere

There are the basic question of pricing and features that you will, of course, be asking potential vendors. However, there are some deeper questions that you should take the time to ask potential LMS vendors to help determine if they will be a good fit for a long term partnership with your business. Here is a list of 5 critical questions you and your team should ask when talking to LMS vendors. Freemium: A basic, free version of their services.

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

And yeah there are vendors who will taut that they are in X list or Y rankings and thus should be included. This isn’t a beauty contest, nor a pay for play (I NEVER accept that, nor play that game, nor do I accept any referral fees or whatever some vendors offer for recommending them). These are vendors who have been around a long time, build share of the market and generally speaking had early name recognition which has helped them in build business.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Here is the short, graphical version: Our 2017 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. And below the fold, the long version, broken into the five stages popularized by Gartner: Innovation Trigger. 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. xAPI: We are big believers in xAPI.

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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Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS

eLearning 24-7

xAPI will be arriving in Q4 2015. The only areas I saw was the ability for content versioning and RLOs, which are just a couple of pieces of a LCMS. As the administrator and thus the client, I should have the control to decide the points, not the vendor. I mean how can the vendor know what is needed. If you are a fan of Adobe products and love Captivate the authoring tool or Connect, then having the LMS wouldn’t be out of the question.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Here is the short, graphical version: Our 2017 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. And below the fold, the long version, broken into the five stages popularized by Gartner: Innovation Trigger. 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. xAPI: We are big believers in xAPI.

How big data changes the training scenery

Matrix

Until recently, the more data a business had — about how to improve their product/service, about the competition, about new technologies — the better their chances to be successful. Personalization of the learning experience leads to better participation, higher engagement rates, higher retention rates and improved productivity. Find out more about xAPI and how it works here. We live in a world of data. Money is no longer our only currency; big data is catching up.

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

Here are a few developments we think we’ll witness this year: Wider adoption of mobile learning in workplaces to improve productivity. In 2013, we saw many tools coming up with newer versions to adapt quickly to the emerging technologies and the changing demands of the learning community. More vendors, developers, and organizations embracing Tin Can in their learning designs, and extending its power to Talent Analytics and other broader parts of the enterprise.

Is Your Business Data Really Worth Keeping?

Talented Learning

Long story short: storage vendors are running a business, just like you do. Consumer confidence is also jeopardized, which could cost you far more in the long-run than lost time and productivity. One of the worst sources of data sprawl is the inclination for everyone in a company to store their own versions of a document on the organization’s network, rather than accessing a centralized version of the file.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Market demand has grown, along with the number of vendors, business uses, integration points and related feature sets — and with good reason. All facets of the solution strategy – functional use cases, pricing and license models, implementation and setup services, productized integrations , as well as support offerings are designed to win a particular type of customer, often in a particular industry. #11 Which vendors are leading in each LMS category.

TOP 9 E-LEARNING PREDICTIONS FOR 2014

Learnnovators

Here are a few developments we think we’ll witness this year: Wider adoption of mobile learning in workplaces to improve productivity. In 2013, we saw many tools coming up with newer versions to adapt quickly to the emerging technologies and the changing demands of the learning community. More vendors, developers, and organizations embracing Tin Can in their learning designs, and extending its power to Talent Analytics and other broader parts of the enterprise.

DevLearn DDX 2020: Week 2 Recap

Experiencing eLearning

LMS vendors are working to add some of these features, but they tend to still not have the friendlier front end UX of an LXP. Easily Add Interactivity and xAPI Tracking on Video by Jeff Batt. Jeff provided free templates for creating xAPI wrappers for videos.

Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

version of the Tin Can API. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists, on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Mike: Early adopters are broken into two categories, traditional e-learning vendors and new market entrants. Traditional vendors are largely adopting at the SCORM parity level and using Tin Can as a better way to track formal training programs.

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MIKE RUSTICI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

version of the Tin Can API. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists, on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Mike: Early adopters are broken into two categories, traditional e-learning vendors and new market entrants. Traditional vendors are largely adopting at the SCORM parity level and using Tin Can as a better way to track formal training programs.

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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.

Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

I bring you my top picks for a wide swath of products on the online learning space. I use this product on a daily basis and it packs a whallop. Course standards include xAPI and PENS, besides the standards of SCORM. . They have partnerships with a few LMS vendors whereas you can purchase their courses via that LMS. I am aware of at least one vendor who includes five courses at no additional charge into their LMS. Best Custom Course Provider from an LMS Vendor.

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Over time, such factors can often cause a landslide of issues, resulting in loss of productivity, poor ROI and an increase in stress. Encompassing a decent range of interactions and control over content output, alongside a vast picture library, production of simple content is achievable. See us as more of a partner than a vendor. Lack of collaboration can hinder efficiency and hits the brakes on the production and review process. Product

The short-cut buyers guide: LMS requirements and more

Docebo

Getting your requirements solid before beginning your LMS search or sending to vendors can seem a bit intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Capture what the experience has been for your learners in the past so that you can clearly articulate to vendors where you’re starting from.

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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. I’m going to ask you as vendors, entrepreneurs, developers, designers from all around the world to provide me with your counsel as I ultimately must direct the effort. Currently, adoption of xAPI is very LRS-centric.

New in Engine 20: LTI support, YouTube connector, and more

Rustici Software

With this release, we’ve decided to start using a more typical naming convention for our product versions, and 20 seemed like a nice round number to start with. On-demand xAPI registrations. There’s a new release of Rustici Engine available now, and we’re calling it 20.1.

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Over time, such factors can often cause a landslide of issues, resulting in a loss of productivity, poor ROI and an increase in stress. Encompassing a decent range of interactions and control over content output, alongside a vast picture library, production of simple content is achievable. See us as more of a partner than a vendor. Lack of collaboration can hinder efficiency and hits the brakes on the production and review process. Elearning Product

SCORM goes mobile with eFrontPro for Android

eFront

It helps to free our customers from vendor lock-in, allows for open data exchange, and enables all kinds of uses and integration options. 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. T he web edition of eFrontPro has long offered native support for SCORM version 1.2 ― the most successful and widely adopted version of the standard.

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eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter

Trivantis

To accomplish this, the industry has come up with several eLearning standards that allow courses created by any vendor to “talk” with an LMS created by any other vendor. In 2001, the first production version of the new standard was released, and was known as the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) 1.1. SCORM has since evolved to a newer version, known as SCORM 2004, and its most recent release is known as SCORM 2004 4th Edition, which was released in 2009.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

Here’s the short version. Below the fold, find the long version. We think this one has a relatively clear path to the Plateau of Productivity. Peak of Inflated Expectations: xAPI and Badges. At the big eLearning conferences this year, roughly 50% of sessions and exhibitor booths were focused on either xAPI or Badges. In xAPI’s favor, the U.S. Plateau of Productivity: Blended Learning.

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). Additionally, there are some open-source products available at no cost.

SCORM 101: The Definitive Guide to Choose a SCORM Compliant LMS

learnWorlds

It works as a protocol that defines how online learning content is created, developed, and used to be compatible with the various eLearning software products. Different Versions of SCORM. There are five different versions of SCORM: SCORM 1.1.

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Authoring Tools for E-Learning: The Definitive Guide

Docebo

Instead of solely pushing out word docs and powerpoints, you can expand your horizons with different media types by using the various versions of SCORM or with xAPI. With tools like these, you can for example highlight product demonstrations more easily than ever.

One on One with Jonathan Satchell, CEO, LTG (EXCLUSIVE)

eLearning 24-7

What I can say is that CMI-5 expresses learner activity using xAPI, which gives systems a consistent way to express the things people do. CMI-5 is an important extension of xAPI in that xAPI doesn’t specify how content should be launched (including a lack of authentication in that scenario), so cmi5 fills a crucial gap. Craig: xAPI was supposed to be the “be all” for mobile, and it just hasn’t come to fruition in terms of usage and need across the e-learning space.

What you can expect in 2019

eLearning 24-7

Cost is a key factor, and while authoring tool vendors are jumping into VR with new functionality, the truth of the whole matter is that VR headsets haven’t punched thru the L&D and/or training departments across the globe. . Perhaps this will change with more VR headsets (I’d hold off on Oculus Go, as a new version will be coming out in 2019). If a vendor declines to provide this information to you, then move on. Web cam capability in the product.

12 Best Learning Content Management System Software for Enterprise Companies

Zunos

Anyone who wants to create a new training has to know how to use three tools and transfer information between them in the appropriate format like SCORM or xAPI. For example, let’s say a sales manager wants to create a quick video for their reps going over how to pitch a new product line.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

Here’s the short version. Below the fold, find the long version. We think this one has a relatively clear path to the Plateau of Productivity. Peak of Inflated Expectations: xAPI and Badges. At the big eLearning conferences this year, roughly 50% of sessions and exhibitor booths were focused on either xAPI or Badges. In xAPI’s favor, the U.S. Plateau of Productivity: Blended Learning.

FindAnLMS – The New Learning System Search Platform from Craig Weiss

eLearning 24-7

Equally I wanted a solution, where all vendors in the learning system space would be able to connect with their audience (you) in such a way, that it offers a unique experience and more importantly, direct engagement with someone interested in the product (system). Vendors that align directly with those filters will show up in your results. . Only the vendors in the Top 10 who have deep learning will show up. What do you see when you select a vendor in the catalog?

Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

Here is a sampling of those vendors on the (“Alternative to Moodle). Now, eFront was once open source (owned by the same company as Talent LMS, and their first product), but is fee-based too. The self-managed version is free, the full-managed one is not.

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? Most orgs aren''t currently using tech that supports xAPI -- there''s work to do. The hope is in a year, two years, more vendors/products will have adopted xAPI. Real-world examples Example: Pandora ( the bracelet company) They wanted to improve sales of a new product through training.

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. Their products Flow, Claro and Capture allow authors to store their assets and courses online.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

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. SaaS boost – Finally more vendors are on the appropriate path for their consumers; but the big folks are not – why? Mobile Friendly – It has taken a bit of time, but go anywhere and you will see “Responsive” and “HTML5″ xAPI – Another why wasn’t this done a year ago for many vendors?