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.

xAPI Shifting to 3rd Gear

MakingBetter

Between November 2014’s xAPI Hyperdrive and the xAPI track at DevLearn 2014, we hit our stride. We had people well outside of the ADL bubble talking about real world things things they were using xAPI to accomplish. What happened at xAPI Camp Amazon? We got Sean Putman to come in from Detroit to talk about what he all did with Altair’s software and xAPI. Russell Duhon talking about what it takes to run xAPI in Enterprise… at scale.

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The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

At the dawn of the video recording age, a battle raged about the best standard to use: VHS or Betamax. In it, Sony came out with a better standard, but kept it to themselves. Meanwhile, JVC’s VHS standard wasn’t quite as good, but they openly licensed it. As Stephen Johnson tells us, in his book Where Good Ideas Come From , the openness of standards fosters innovation. . Standards provide several benefits. Learning Standards.

LTDX Q&As: Fitting standards in a learning ecosystem

Rustici Software

In a flexible learning ecosystem, what is the relationship between xAPI and SSO? xAPI is the standard used to track and capture activity from the systems users are accessing. xAPI includes the concept of Agent Profiles to help solve for this.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

be referred back to at any time. refer to the assets and features your learners see and use as they navigate your courses. XLIFF, which is an agreed-upon standard to easily. You should expect high standards from your authoring. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

Anthony is an independent xAPI evangelist and Instructional Developer for the Internet of Things. If you’re an elearning professional, you’ve probably seen or heard the term xAPI countless times. But are you still fuzzy about where SCORM ends and xAPI begins? After years of educating people about xAPI (aka Experience Application Programming Interface ), I find that it is still one of the least-understood concepts in the digital learning world.

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Why DoDI 1322.26 is important for the Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API

The latest DoDI advises all entities within the DoD to procure eLearning technology solutions that are compliant with the SCORM or Experience API (xAPI) specifications. After xAPI was released in 2013, it was hard for government organizations to purchase modern products as xAPI was not supported by the existing Instruction and there was no way to verify if an xAPI solution conformed to the specification. So how can I find an xAPI compliant product?

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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). The post Why author elearning content to industry standards?

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”). Last heard ADL calls this new standard the Experience API? (on on a side note – I – me, was always told that xAPI and Tin Can are one in the same). Standardization?

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

Wizcabin

Without a doubt, choosing the right content standards while creating an online training course will contribute to the longevity of content. 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. What is xAPI? Benefits of xAPI.

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IEEE LTSC xAPI TAG A-OK

Experience API

Shelly Blake-Plock announced last night via LinkedIn that he would be leading a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for IEEE LTSC (Learning Technologies Standards Committee). In his own words, Shelly describes the work in this way: Our initial purpose is to create an IEEE technical report as a reference and implementation guide for xAPI 1.0.3. Our start point is the xAPI 1.0.3 My version: We’re glad the initial purpose of this group points toward standardization.

6 Brilliant Reasons To Adopt An xAPI-Enabled LMS

ProProfs

Now xAPI (Experience API), also known as Tin Can API, found its way into this list. Considering the significant benefits it offers, there is no surprise why everyone is going gaga over how xAPI can impact the online training landscape. Learning & Training xAPI-enabled LMS

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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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Tech Tuesday: Translating mLevel Events to xAPI Statements

mLevel

Quick Overview of xAPI. Before going into how mLevel has built consumers for its event hub to parse into xAPI statements, it is important to understand how xAPI works and what the goal is. xAPI is a standard that was released in 2013 through the Tin Can project which was later renamed as the Experience API or xAPI for short. For more information about the LRS systems that mLevel has used, please see the references at the end of this post.

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How “system of systems” relates to xAPI: a learning from I/ITSEC 2017

Experience API

This year, we exhibited and talked with people about how we help solve problems around eLearning standards like xAPI and SCORM (along with the updated DoDI 1322.26 ). For those unfamiliar, system of systems refers to a collection of systems that are brought together to create a new, more complicated system that’s greater than the sum of its parts. xAPI is at its core a communication protocol that helps multiple, separate pieces communicate in the same way.

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Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

There has been a lot of information out there , okay, I’m kidding there hasn’t been much of anything when it comes to course standards. I’ll readily admit that regardless of the course standard you use, if you create click-click-click courses, than no course standard will make it engaging. Yet here we are wondering where the course standard industry is heading or at least presumed to be heading. “They are not Compliance Standards.”

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

There has been a lot of information out there , okay, I’m kidding there hasn’t been much of anything when it comes to course standards. I’ll readily admit that regardless of the course standard you use, if you create click-click-click courses, than no course standard will make it engaging. Yet here we are wondering where the course standard industry is heading or at least presumed to be heading. “They are not Compliance Standards.”

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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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). . The Advanced Distance Learning group, sponsored by the United States Department of Defense, created a set of specifications called Shareable Content Object Reference Model ( SCORM ) to encourage the standardization of learning management systems.

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 this article we’re going to look at the history of those standards, and where we are today. The major aircraft manufacturers of the time, Boeing, Airbus, and McDonnell Douglas, got together and formed the AICC to come up with a standard way for courses to communicate results to an LMS.

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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Publishing an xAPI (Tin Can) Course in Adobe Captivate 2019

LearnUpon

We love xAPI. Even if you don’t have the opportunity to take advantage of the wider functionality that xAPI provides, it’s a better, more stable standard to use than SCORM. Republishing your SCORM content in xAPI is a prudent move to reduce problems that can happen with the older standard. And t he good news is – xAPI is easy to create. In this article, we walk you through the Adobe Captivate xAPI publishing process. .

Tech Tuesday: Translating mLevel Events to xAPI Statements

mLevel

Quick Overview of xAPI. Before going into how mLevel has built consumers for its event hub to parse into xAPI statements, it is important to understand how xAPI works and what the goal is. xAPI is a standard that was released in 2013 through the Tin Can project which was later renamed as the Experience API or xAPI for short. For more information about the LRS systems that mLevel has used, please see the references at the end of this post.

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Knowledge Mark: A New xAPI LMS Browser Integration

KnowledgeAnywhere

To help the elearning industry function smoothly, there have been standards put in place to allow elearning content and systems to work smoothly together. The standard that is currently most widely used is called SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model). Looking forward, there is a new standard called xAPI that is being reviewed and refined. Why are people excited about xAPI? xAPI allows for interaction with a wide array of objects.

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KEVIN THORN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

xAPI has become the valid standard for tracking all types of learning external to the LMS, yet I still haven’t developed a project, even a portfolio piece, using xAPI. If not, is it time that we start looking for more flexible standards?

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

Infopro Learning

For well over a decade the Sharable Content Object Reference Model, or SCORM as it’s affectionately known, has been the standard for tracking eLearning. SCORM is established and trusted but limited, which has given rise to a new standard, Experience API or Tin Can API (The name depends on who you ask, but refers to the same thing). However, before we talk about what makes Tin Can different from SCORM, let’s quickly recap what we these standards are.

5 More Business Reasons Why xAPI

ATD Learning Technologies

If your responsibilities include onboarding team members, developing learning curriculums, delivering training programs, or evaluating the performance of your organization, at some point this year someone likely asked if you had looked into xAPI. ” Either way, someone probably jumped into a technical explanation about how xAPI is a magical data interoperability standard that is going to solve all of your training tracking and performance measurement challenges.

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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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eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. In the LMS market, we are primarily concerned with xAPI or Experience API as a means of integrating systems as well as assisting those different applications with tracking and sharing data on the learning experience. Asynchronous/ Self-Paced Learning- Asynchronous refers to eLearning offerings you take on your own.

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.

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. First, they created SCORM—Sharable Content Object Reference Model.

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5 More Business Reasons Why xAPI

ATD Learning Technologies

If your responsibilities include onboarding team members, developing learning curriculums, delivering training programs, or evaluating the performance of your organization, at some point this year someone likely asked if you had looked into xAPI. ” Either way, someone probably jumped into a technical explanation about how xAPI is a magical data interoperability standard that is going to solve all of your training tracking and performance measurement challenges.

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From BAA to DoDI

Rustici Software

There will be many referred to in this post. See glossary below for easy reference. Rustici Software came into this from the unique perspective of understanding how our various government and military customers utilize SCORM today and the considerations and impact that adding xAPI to the Instruction would have to these organizations going forward. SCORM: Sharable Content Object Reference Model. xAPI: Experience application programming interface. Acronym Alert!

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The Importance of eLearning Style Guides

Association eLearning

It had their color palette, the guidelines for using their logo, the standards for images, and more. They don’t use SCORM or xAPI or have audio narration. Tracking standards – SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, xAPI, AICC, etc. The usual visual guidelines – colors, logo use, image standards, etc. How to address the learner – Should they be referred to directly as “you”? Once upon a time not so very long ago, an organization rolled out their latest style guide.

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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.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

We are amazed at the possibilities of looking at ‘downloading information’ into the brain as the future of learning (Refer the new research about ‘Automated Learning’ by Brown University neuroscientist Takeo Watanabe). However, that book doesn’t provide the connected framework that you refer to. Synergistic with the emphasis on moving L&D forward, the point about not doing well what L&D is doing refers to formal learning.

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

Designing Digitally

Title: xAPI - The future is now! Description: Experience API (xAPI), also referred to as the Tin Can API, advances the learning context commonly restricted in standard environments and allows for tracking informal learning events. Current applications for xAPI include the following, yet there are many more that could be actualized in the future: Experience tracking. Title: The benefits of the xAPI include: Description: Extension.

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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. 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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