Category Archive for "xAPI and cmi5"

Why Attend xAPI Camp-Amazon (Part 2)

Why Attend xAPI Camp-Amazon – Insights from the Presenters Earlier in the week, we shared insights from Aaron Silvers about Connections Forum’s upcoming xAPI Camp – Amazon. We also discussed Aaron’s thoughts on the need for xAPI Camps and other…

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Why Attend xAPI Camp Amazon

Why Attend xAPI Camp Amazon – An interview with Aaron Silvers With the second xAPI Camp around the corner on July 21st in Seattle, WA, we wanted to share how and why it came into being. In this first of…

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mLearnCon 2015 in Review

The eLearning Guild’s 2015 mLearnCon was held in Austin, Texas this month in conjunction with the Performance Support conference at the brand-new J.W. Marriott downtown. The show seemed to grow in size a bit from last year but still retains…

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The cmi5 Verbs

There are nine xAPI verbs used in cmi5.  Three of these are required for every Assignable Unit (AU) session.  Some are required to give the student credit and allow “move on” to the next AU.  In this article we’ll take…

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The cmi5 Course Package

If you are using SCORM now, you are probably familiar with the SCORM course “package”.   It is used to “import” the course to your LMS.  cmi5, the next generation of SCORM, also has a course package.  But the cmi5 course…

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Can you lose your LMS?

With the amazing success of the Experience API (xAPI), many organizations are wondering if they need both a Learning Record Store (LRS) and a Learning Management System (LMS).  Can you drop your LMS and get along with just an LRS? …

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PDF Annotation in the Cloud: A Real World xAPI Application

The Experience API (xAPI), often called “Tin Can”, is a new specification for learning that allows collection of data about a wide range of learning experiences for your students. While there are many xAPI solutions, to most people the benefits of xAPI are still somewhat elusive; “it sounds good…but what does it do for me?” In this article, I’ll will show how xAPI was used to solve a real world problem. I will also show how the VTA system was integrated with a PDF Annotator application that runs in multiple environments, including an iPad or other tablet computer and desktop browsers.

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cmi5: An overview of the Process Flow

This is the second in my series of articles on cmi5. In “The next generation SCORM: cmi5”, I provided an overview of the cmi5 specification. In this article I’ll provide an overview of the cmi5 process from beginning to end.

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cmi5: The next generation SCORM

With the successful roll-out of the Experience API (xAPI) the foundation for a new SCORM standard has been laid. By itself, xAPI is not a replacement for SCORM. Instead, xAPI defines communication between a learning experience and the learning record store, or LRS. While most of us agree that the majority of learning occurs outside the LMS, there is still some formal eLearning that will be maintained in the LMS, so a more modern SCORM is certainly needed. Now that ADL is taking over the cmi5 specification from the AICC, it is clear that cmi5 is the “next generation” of SCORM. This article provides an introduction to this powerful new specification.

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Introduction to the xAPI – Part 2

This is part 2 of a 2 part article. In part1, we discussed the history behind xAPI, why xAPI was developed and some of the benefits assocaited with xAPI. In part 2 of this article we will learn how xAPI works, define the Learning Record Store (LRS) and dispel some of the myths about xAPI.

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