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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xAPI Camp: Toronto is the new Brooklyn

MakingBetter

We’re taking xAPI Camp to Toronto on November 17th, 2015 and we are excited about it, to boot. This is the first camp outside of the US and the Canadian following of xAPI is strong. There are many companies using xAPI and building tools with xAPI in Toronto, but also through the rest of Canada. As Aaron comes up Strange Brew references and I try to stop Aaron from asking every single person in Canada to bring him Ringolos, we want you to get involved. xAPI Cam

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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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Attachments in xAPI – TMYK

Experience API

At a recent event, we were surprised to find out how few people had heard of Attachments as a part of xAPI. So in that spirit, we wanted to pass along some helpful information when it comes to using Attachments in xAPI. An xAPI statement must have these 3 things: actor, verb and object. But xAPI statements can be much more expressive and include Attachments, such as media files or documents. If you’re using an authoring tool to create xAPI activities, you’re in luck!

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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. instantly via websites, direct link, QR code, the gomo LMS wrapper, social media, the gomo central mobile learning app and more — all with full xAPI analytics.

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”). on a side note – I – me, was always told that xAPI and Tin Can are one in the same). ADL, IEEE and many people and businesses talking about this technology call it xAPI.

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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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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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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. SCORM stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model. xAPI or Experience API is the outcome of Project TinCan that started in 2010. Why xAPI Matters? Here’s wherein xAPI plays a crucial role.

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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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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). Experience Tracking (The reason xAPI is also known as the Experience API) is a very real component of the xAPI offering. References. "Tin

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xAPI Statement 101: Context Element

HT2 Labs

Having looked at the Actor , Verb , Object and Result elements of an xAPI statement, we now turn our attention to the Context – not of the Object, but context of the statement as a whole. Understanding The Context Element of an xAPI Statement. Category – e.g. a tag, e.g. xAPI course, that helps you group things together. Statement – reference to another statement that is contextually relevant (NOT the Object Statement).

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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. In 2000, Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) entered the picture and standardized the way a Learning Management System read and presented learning content. Then in 2013, experience API (xAPI) — also known as Tin Can API — was developed and quickly became crucial for obtaining accurate activity reporting. Both SCORM and xAPI built off the framework AICC provided.

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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Scorm vs Tin Can (xAPI)

Elucidat

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. But, the extent and flexibility to which they SCORM and xAPI are able to do this differs significantly. xAPI can help!

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Profile Recipes vs. xAPI Profiles

Experience API

What’s the difference between profile recipes and xAPI profiles? A “ profile recipe ” was an early attempt to make it possible for members of the xAPI community to publicly share how they were implementing an information model for a given experience in the hopes that others with a similar experience could use the same model. This is the primary difference between the two, with “xapi-authored-profiles” being more technical. xAPI Profiles.

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eLearning Trends for 2018

Association eLearning

Speaking of flexibility, xAPI is an important part of that process. xAPI helps with integrations and reporting between various platforms. With xAPI, administrators don’t need to worry about losing any data between platforms. The Learning Record Store (LRS) is an important feature in xAPI. Personalization refers to career support and development, rather than just taking one off training courses.

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4 examples of using xAPI for more effective learning

Elucidat

xAPI is a game changer. In this blog we take a closer look at what xAPI is and share some real-world examples of xAPI in action. What is xAPI? The Experience API, commonly referred to as xAPI or Tin-Can enables the recording, tracking, personalizing and improving of learning activity, both on and offline. If you care about supporting real learning that’s truly people-centered , then you should consider xAPI as a way of measuring it!

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xAPI Statement 101: Beyond The Basic Elements

HT2 Labs

Most people have a basic understanding of how the xAPI works: Actor > Verb > Object , and maybe also Results and Context ; but what else can you put into a statement? Additional Elements To Use In Your xAPI Statements. There are a number of additional elements that can be utilised with an xAPI statement that we’ll be talking through in this post, namely: ID – a UUID, a unique identifier for the statement. Version – the xAPI version that it conforms to.

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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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IEEE LTSC xAPI TAG A-OK

Experience API

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. More broadly, we’ll be providing an open place for discussion among xAPI stakeholders and we’ll potentially be making recommendations about needs to support widespread use of the specification based on our activity in writing the report. Our start point is the xAPI 1.0.3

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. What arose in conversations at I/ITSEC was how well-suited xAPI is for supporting the creation and reporting on a system of systems.

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Knowledge Mark: A New xAPI LMS Browser Integration

KnowledgeAnywhere

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. Although xAPI is not standardized or widely adopted yet, LMS professionals and LMS companies alike are excited about the possibilities it brings. Why are people excited about xAPI? xAPI allows for interaction with a wide array of objects. Knowledge Mark xAPI explained.

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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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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). The statement is written in format and can be applied to any type of learning, such as “I read InfoPro’s description on xAPI”.

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. .

Track Your Learning Experiences 100% with xAPI Enabled LMS

CommLab India

Experience API (xAPI) or Tin Can API has the potential to deal with advanced learning forms that are merging with work. Transition: SCORM to xAPI. The Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is used for publishing, launching, and tracking e-learning courses. xAPI tracks learning based on the activities people do. Unlike traditional LMSs, a xAPI enabled LMS is not limited to tracking the learning in e-learning modules. How does the xAPI work?

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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?

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.

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

Ed App

Here we will take a look at AICC, SCORM, and XAPI (Tin Can), define what each one is and see when each might be an ideal solution for your business. XAPI – TIN CAN . XAPI Pros. XAPI Cons. When to use XAPI.

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

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

According to SCORM , “the Shareable Content Object Reference Model [SCORM], is a set of technical standards for eLearning software products.” What is xAPI? Unlike SCORM, xAPI isn’t limited to learning management systems. Differences between SCORM and xAPI. While xAPI is able to innovate and adapt, taking advantage of new software and features, SCORM is limited in what it can do in order to remain compatible with such an early version.

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. With xAPI, you can track experiences like: • Mobile learning.

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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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. Related to xAPI, SSO is going to play the role of identifying the learner or “Actor” in the xAPI statement.

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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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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