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RISC Releases xAPI Visualization by News Editor

RISC announced today that it will release all-new xAPI Visualizations at Learning Solutions 2015, held March 25 – 27 in Orlando, FL.

Continuing to …

Edward Tufte

Experience API: What Does It Mean For You?

How To Use Experience API

What’s the difference between Experience API and SCORM?

SCORM is a technical green light, that allows any SCORM LMS’ to play …


Facebook's 10-Year Plan To Become The Matrix

Facebook doesn't want to live in your analog world. It wants you to move farther into its digital one.

In 10 years, Facebook would like anyone, anywhere, to be able to strap on a virtual reality headset and share moments with friends and family across the world. It’s the vision of a digital utopia …


Curatr | Exploring Social Learning

New MOOC, launching Feb 2nd, enrol today!

Social has been one of the watch words in L&D trends over the past five years. Some experts suggest that all …

Answers: How Do I Get Started With xAPI?

Getting Started

Over the last few months, it’s become pretty clear to us at MakingBetter that the Experience API has finally reached some sort of …

Announcing Design Cohort Access to the Yet Core


xAPI Camp – March 24, 2015

xAPI Camp is a one-day event showcasing what’s possible with xAPI on March, 24 2015 at University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation & …

NASA Will Be Taking These Augmented Reality Glasses Into Space

NASA is teaming up with military tech company Osterhout Design Group (ODG) to bring augmented reality into space. The space agency plans on equipping its astronauts with smart glasses that overlay the world with digital information.

ODG’s glasses include a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Wi-Fi, …

Augmented Reality

Big data and battle tanks: Inside World of Tanks’ powerful infrastructure

Tracking the scores, progress and behavior of millions of players around the globe playing an online game is no laughing matter, according to T.J. …


Wearables at war: How smart textiles are lightening the load for soldiers

From fabric keyboards to kit that powers up when the soldier mounts up, Intelligent Textiles is one of the companies on the front line of wearable …

Wearable Tech

The future of industrial IoT might be wearables

We all know IoT is going to be huge, and as with most technology, the industrial IoT will eventually eclipse its consumer equivalent. But it is certainly in no rush. From smart socks to smart homes, consumer tech is flying off the shelves, but industrial IoT is taking its time.

There’s a good reason …

The Future

Next-Generation Learning Technology Showcased at Connection Forum’s xAPI Camp - Orlando

Chicago, IL, March 09, 2015 --( Aaron E. Silvers, is readying xAPI Camp. It is the first conference event from Connections Forum, formed by …


Five Things a Web Designer Needs to Know About the xAPI by Andy Johnson, Jason Haag and Steve Foreman

The xAPI will likely not be a familiar component to web designers, yet web designers are the experts that instructional designers must call on to …

Web Development

Comments on ADL Vocabulary Document - Ingo's xAPI 2.0 Site

The following considerations were triggered by reading the ADL document on vocabularies. Nothing in it contradicts statements from the ADL document; …

This Baltimore edtech startup is built on a Defense Department API

While working to develop technology that would improve professional development for teachers, the edtech team that made up An Estuary ran into a big …


Interested In The xAPI? Attend Camp At Connections Forum In Orlando

If xAPI is on your organization's roadmap for 2015, you owe it to yourself to get to Orlando and soak in the spec, as well as the sun.

A Data Lover Reads 'Telling Training's Story' (Part One)

TL;DR — first in a read-along series; tension between high worth of training and development, low esteem held for L&D sustained by difficulty

Training and Development

An xAPI Use Case: Analyzing GitHub Issue Data in a Training Context


Using Arduino to Report Experience API Statements | Hybrid Labs

The announcement of the ADL’s Experience API (xAPI) has opened up a number of opportunities for how and what data we can track in the learning …


Running in Parallel

So far this year it feels like the movement around xAPI has stepped up a notch. Previously, it was something a lot of people had heard of (mostly as …


How Big Data and Mobile Technology Startups Are Changing Education

Recently, there's been a notable increase in startup accelerators aimed at incubating educational tech companies. The first, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Imagine K12, opened for business in 2011. Now a handful of others have appeared, from Kaplan EdTech Accelerator powered by TechStars, a three-month …


ARM and IBM Partner To Launch An IoT Starter Kit

Chip manufacturer ARM and IT services giant IBM have partnered to launch an Internet of Things (IoT) ‘starter kit’ that will help developers test …


An xAPI Use Case: Analyzing GitHub Issue Data in a Training Context — Yet Analytics

By Shelly Blake-Plock
Integrated with xAPI, GitHub is a powerful tool for understanding the learning processes of computer programmers.
Recently, Yet …



Controlled Vocabulary Considerations for the Experience API (xAPI) By the ADL Technical Team February 2015 WHITE PAPER OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT …

Academy - Live Online Learning Courses - Introduction to the xAPI for eLearning Designers

Introduction to the xAPI for eLearning Designers

Live Online Course

The Experience API (xAPI) is a new eLearning standard designed to replace SCORM for …


Most HR Data Is Bad Data

How good a rater do you think you are? If you were my manager and you watched my performance for an entire year, how accurate do you think your ratings of me would be on attributes such as my “promotability” or “potential?”

How about more specific attributes such as my customer focus or my learning …

Strategic Thinking

The API With No Name

My keynote slides from #DConf13 given independently on Spaghetti Westerns, the Experience API™ and Creating Things that Matter. While I provide support to the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, the views expressed here are my own and do not necessarily represent the views or policies …


Stats for Standards

Authors’ note: Please remember – this post, and all posts on this web site, are personal thoughts that are not reflective of the opinions or


xAPI Privacy Questions: Who Should Own My Experience Data?

Years ago I was involved with a company that dealt with medical informatics. Among other things, this small firm was building an innovative …