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. Why xAPI Matters?

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Track Your Learning Experiences 100% with xAPI Enabled LMS

CommLab India

Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are confined to recording and tracking learning on digital devices. So how do we track learning at the workplace that has become informal in the form of activities, networking, work assignments, and collaboration outside the classroom?

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Reflections on DevLearn’s xAPI Hyperdrive

MakingBetter

It was an incredibly exciting week to see the incredible gains and growth the xAPI community has had in the last year. Megan & I spent the bulk of our time helping the eLearning Guild with the xAPI Hyperdrive and the xAPI in Practice track.

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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. 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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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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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. Then in 2013, experience API (xAPI) — also known as Tin Can API — was developed and quickly became crucial for obtaining accurate activity reporting. xAPI – Meet the New Standard.

How Is xAPI Being Used in the eLearning Community?

Web Courseworks

Here at Web Courseworks, our blog team is beginning to explore the use of xAPI in the eLearning community. Today we begin with a brief introduction to xAPI and ways for you to learn more about xAPI. Enter xAPI (otherwise known as Experience API or Tin Can.)

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SCORM and xAPI LMS in a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

I recently attended an “xAPI Party” at Torrance Learning where the conversation was about the shift from a SCORM -based LMS to an xAPI (experience application programming interface) LMS. However, I have to ask, “Does xAPI do a better job of facilitating learning?”

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

Designing Digitally

A system that tracks learning can take informal, social learning, or experiences in the real world and include those events alongside formal ones. Title: xAPI - The future is now! Title: The benefits of the xAPI include: Description: Extension.

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xAPI’s Tipping Point for Both Community & Industry

MakingBetter

Since last year, I worked with IEEE to standardize the Experience API (xAPI) specification. Most of my work is with the IEEE-LTSC but recently a few other IEEE standards groups expressed interest in using xAPI. They’re looking at xAPI because it provides a way to share data across devices, related to people, in a way other systems can understand. This is exciting stuff for everyone with a hand in making xAPI what it is. Second, an xAPI Camp is happening.

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DigitalChalk CTO Troy Tolle Talks xAPI

DigitalChalk eLearning

Excerpt from an interview with DigitalChalk CTO, Troy Tolle, on the impact of xAPI in the learning industry. What is xAPI? xAPI is a set of new data collection standards that provide enhanced flexibility in the way we record and communicate learning experiences.

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

Academy of Mine

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). Tracking completion of a course. Tracking the time spent in a course. The Developer.

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Building a learning ecosystem that works with xAPI

Matrix

For corporate L&D departments it is getting increasingly challenging to keep track of what, how and when employees choose to learn. Every business LMS has the ability to track formal training and this is particularly important in areas such as onboarding or safety and compliance.

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Innovative LMS Features: Real or Hype?

Talented Learning

Virtual reality technology makes it possible to create an immersive digital environment that simulates the real world. Training data from simulations is often tracked using xAPI, and is stored in an LRS that is self-contained or integrated with an LMS.

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).

April 2016 #Obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

April’s Obsidian Chat topic was xAPI. We had xAPI expert Art Werkenthin from RISC, Inc. Art is a member of the ADL CMI-5 committee , and is an expert on both xAPI and CMI-5. What is the purpose of xAPI? xAPI has real world and real time value.

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? For the Bookmarket, how is the person tracked. xAPI Tools.

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eLearning Glossary 2017 Edition

Association eLearning

VR (Virtual Reality)- Virtual reality is the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, or numerous other VR headsets.

DevLearn 2016 Session Trailers

Web Courseworks

On November 17th, at this year’s DevLearn Learning Summit in Las Vegas, Jon Aleckson, CEO of Web Courseworks, will be presenting in conjunction with Chad Jackson, Senior Director of Simulation, eLearning & Innovation at the American College of Chest Physicians.

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

Thankfully, eLearning comes in many different forms from basic PowerPoint modules to learning games and simulations and beyond, giving users many options to support their unique learning objectives.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

More and more vendors (authoring tools, Learning Management Systems, social platforms, mobile games, and simulations) are adopting or testing this new standard. We can see a growing number of vendors (ebooks, games, simulations, LMSs, etc.)

3 Reasons Why Every LMS Needs Tin Can API Functionality

TOPYX LMS

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. The ability to track games and simulations. The ability to track real-world performance.

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2019 eLearning Predictions – Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Its potential uses in online learning are yet to be fully explored, but it promises a way of keeping a secure ledger of transactions, which could have useful applications for tracking CEUs/credits in continuing education and certification scenarios.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Follow Up

Web Courseworks

Physical Simulators and EHR-integrated Performance Improvement Activities – Next Generation CME White Paper. In this white paper, we discuss how physical simulators now have the ability to be connected to the internet, allowing them to be utilized more effectively in the CME space.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

There are big problems with tracking and verifying a learners’ CE balance. Just as importantly, ledgers transparently track the movement of credits from party to party – in our case, from CE provider to certificant to certifying board.

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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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. Are you familiar with Tin Can API?

Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Emerging technologies like the Tin Can/Experience API and software like Lectora® Express LMS – the Easy LMS allow us to paint a more authentic picture of how and when learning is happening through greater tracking of learning, including social and informal learning. We recognized the incredible possibilities Tin Can offers for tracking and recording learning activity, which is why we adopted it right away.

Tom Kuhlmann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

The challenge is that many courses aren’t designed for learning and the organization’s expectation is only to track completion. But from what I’ve seen, most of those are either simple tracking systems with badges or lame games. Learnnovators: What changes/shifts do you foresee in the support for animations and complex simulations in this ‘No Flash’ age?

Karl Kapp – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators (Part 1)

Learnnovators

I have seen a couple of applications of complex corporate tradeoffs being fashioned into a game-like simulation. We need to have mobile enabled content that doesn’t require tracking by the LMS and we have to get rid of the notion that if learning isn’t tracked it’s not formal or not valuable. The data side of gamification (tracking, monitoring and measuring) will provide a powerful tool.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

Innovation Trigger: Internet-enabled Physical Simulators and EHR-integrated Performance Improvement Activities. We’ve now reached the point, however, where researchers at places like the University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing Internet-enabled physical simulation devices.

A Conversation with John Blackmon of Trivantis

Kapp Notes

And he regularly speaks at various eLearning industry events on topics ranging from xAPI to Responsive Design, and has a patent pending on his work for Responsive Course Design. Lectora was among the first tools with xAPI compliance, and is recognized as one of the best today.

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? Matching learning to performance with Tin Can Most "learning activity" is tracked in orgs in an LMS using SCORM. Questions to ask of your org''s tracking abilities: Are you able to track (in an effective and efficient way) all learning activities, not just those in your LMS?

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

Innovation Trigger: Internet-enabled Physical Simulators and EHR-integrated Performance Improvement Activities. We’ve now reached the point, however, where researchers at places like the University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing Internet-enabled physical simulation devices.

Technology Architecture

Clark Quinn

These are served up via delivery channels and managed, whether through webinars, courses, or simulations through a learning management system (LMS) on the formal learning side, or self-managed through social media and portals on the informal learning side.