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Why xAPI LRS Conformance Matters

If you’ve read my blog articles, followed me on twitter, seen me present at conferences or xAPI Camps, you have probably noticed that am a big xAPI Enthusiast. Lately I’ve seen a disturbing trend infecting the xAPI world; non-conformant Learning Record Stores (LRS). I believe that LRS conformance is vital. Let me explain…

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Spaced Learning with cmi5 and xAPI

Introduction Let’s face it: With the fast pace of work today students don’t have time to spend hours in front of e-learning content or in a classroom. The good news is that “Spaced Learning” can be more effective than traditional…

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The Many Ways to Scan Attendance with VTA

December 11, 2017

Scanning Attendance with VTA If you have been around RISC products for a very long time, you might remember the VTA Badge system.  Released in 2006, this innovative product allowed you to scan bar codes to record attendance in the…

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New in 8.1: Customizable Learning Portal Page

January 31, 2017

Users in VTA Learner have long been able to customize their “start” page, and the administrator can set a default. In version 8.1 we add a customizable Learning Portal page.

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What is the cmi5 moveOn criteria? End the confusion.

December 5, 2016

The cmi5 specification includes a moveOn property in the course structure?  Why?  What’s it there for?  In this article I will attempt to end the confusion around the cmi5 moveOn property.

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What is the cmi5 masteryScore? End the confusion.

November 4, 2016

The cmi5 specification includes the masteryScore in the State API?  Why?  What’s it there for?  In this article I will attempt to end the confusion around the cmi5 masteryScore.

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What is the cmi5 returnURL? End the confusion.

October 27, 2016

The cmi5 specification calls for a “returnURL” to be placed in the State API document.  What is the cmi5 returnURL?  How is it used?  In this article I will attempt to end the confusion.

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What is the cmi5 Publisher ID? End the confusion.

August 26, 2016

The cmi5 specification calls for a “publisher ID” to be placed in the context extensions of an xAPI statement.  But what is the cmi5 publisher ID?  How does it differ from the activity ID?

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Art Werkenthin, LMS industry thought leader and expert

Anatomy of an xAPI Statement – Part 2

This is the second of a two part article describing the different components of an xAPI statement.  In part one we covered the Actor, Verb and Object components of an xAPI statement.  Now we’ll continue by looking the Result and…

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Art Werkenthin, LMS industry thought leader and expert

Anatomy of an xAPI Statement – Part 1

By now you’ve probably learned that an xAPI statement stores better, more usable data than SCORM.  When some people see the flexibility of xAPI, their first instinct is “store everything”.  But that may not be the best idea if you…

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