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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 …


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



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

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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 …


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 …

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102 Analytics: What You Want To Know

Every year, companies spend millions of dollars on training and development. They want to know that money is well …


Experience API Basics for L&D Professionals

Get to know the Experience API

A great resource for L&D Professionals. Download this must-have white paper!


What is the Experience API?

We present a …

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ADL eLearning, SCORM, and xAPI Survey - e-Learning Feeds

The ADL Initiative has launched a new effort to create a SCORM profile of the Experience API (xAPI). ADL wants your input to help inform our …


Managing Privacy in the Internet of Things

One of the promises of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that everything should talk to everything else. These talkative “things” include sensors, consumer appliances, home automation systems, and even connected vehicles. The frameworks through which such interconnectivity is arranged, controlled, …


DARPA robot can learn tasks from Youtube video and a neural net can understand video 20 times faster than a human

A startup called Clarifai is offering a service that uses deep learning to understand video.
The company says its software can rapidly analyze video …


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Online Forums 2015 - Tracking and Managing Learning with LMSs, LRSs, and the xAPI: May 20 & 21

Tracking and Managing Learning with LMSs, LRSs, and the xAPI

May 20 & 21, 2015

Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are the standard for tracking and …


What does the future of elearning hold?

To kick off technology month, Kallidus CEO Rob Caul looks forward to the likely L&D tech trends of the next few months.

One of the greatest things …


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The Geeks Arrive In HR: People Analytics Is Here

The old fashioned fuddy-duddy HR department is changing. The Geeks have arrived.

Today, for the first time in the fifteen years I’ve been an analyst, human resources departments are getting serious about analytics. And I mean serious.

I was in a meeting several weeks ago in San Francisco and we had …


Medical Training: How long does it take to make a doctor?

In 2013 an independent review of medical training, chaired by Prof. Dr David Greenaway, suggested that the length of post-graduate training could be reduced. Today the Royal College of Physicians and the British Medical Association have expressed concerns that this reduction might harm patient …


Celebrating the Season 3 Kickoff :: So why xAPI?

US Navy wants robots to train Marines

Photo from Flickr/U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth FleetThe US Navy is extremely interested in improving training for Marines and …


The future of management training is simulations

Overnight, after spinning off its research based drug business into AbbVie, Abbott Laboratories found itself a very different company. It didn’t just completely switch up what it sold. The parts of the world and people that mattered most changed, too.

Half of its profit, 70% of its sales, and a …

The challenges of standards in industrial IoT

The common wisdom is that consumer IoT will and is rolling out more quickly than industrial IoT because consumer products have quicker product cycles than industrial applications do. Put another way, connecting something like a thermostat is a self contained proposition while adding connectivity to …

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Getting big impact from big data

The world has become excited about big data and advanced analytics not just because the data are big but also because the potential for impact is …

Penetrating the Fog: Analytics in Learning and Education

Learning analytics can penetrate the fog of uncertainty around how to allocate resources, develop competitive advantages, and improve the quality and …


Learning Industry Revolution

In my last post, I outlined the obstacles that traditional enterprise L&D models face in a rapidly shifting business environment. Today, I’d like to …