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xAPI LRS Conformance - Why Should You Care?

Posted by Christy Puller on May 15, 2017

Just last month, the LRS Conformance Test Suite for the Experience API (xAPI) was released, marking an important moment for the future of all learning technology.

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Topics: ADL, LRS, LRS Test Conformance, xAPI, New Technology

3-Steps to Modernizing Your Learning Technology (Without Replacing Your LMS)

Posted by Nick Washburn on December 8, 2016

 Considering replacing your LMS? You’re not alone! According to Brandon Hall, 66% of companies are currently looking for a new LMS. Their primary objectives?

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Topics: Elearning, L&D, Learning Record Store, Waypoints, xAPI, xAPI Reporting, storepoints, Modernization, Learning Technology, learning, Learnpoints

Riptide Software Ranked 2nd as Orlando Sentinel Top 100 Companies

Posted by Marketing on August 22, 2016

Riptide Software was recently awarded the Second Best Place to Work for in Central Florida for all companies having from 99 to 499 employees in the 2016 Orlando Sentinel Top 100 Companies

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Topics: Awards, Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel Top 100, Top 100 Companies to Work For

Riptide Software Listed as Top Modeling, Simulation, and Training Company

Posted by Marketing on August 17, 2016

Riptide Software is currently  listed by the Orlando Business Journal (OBJ) among the top five largest Modeling, Simulation, & Training Companies in the Central Florida region. Riptide is recognized as  a leading provider of military and commercial training software products by numerous organizations.

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Topics: Awards, CACCTUS, DTRS, Gov't & Defense, HITS, OBJ, Orlando Business Journal, Top Modeling Simulation Firm, TRACR, UOTS

​Auto-on/off with AWS Lambda

Posted by Jose O'farril on July 7, 2016

Scheduled tasks and Cron jobs have always been a staple in a Systems Administrator toolkit. While workloads move to cloud platform, so do our tools. Below I’ll show one way of tackling the promise of being able to turn schedule EC2 resources to auto start and auto shutdown with AWS Lambda service.

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Topics: AWS, AWS Lambda service, AWS Solution Architect, Cloud/IoT

Elements® WayPoints In-Line Training Tool Gaining Ground

Posted by Marketing on June 28, 2016

Earlier this year Riptide’s Learning Division added to their html5 courseware arsenal. In addition to the Elements courseware, that delivers highly interactive elearning to any device and in any language, Elements released an innovative new courseware product, Waypoints. Elements® WayPoints provides an in-line training experience that can work for any web-based software. The major portion of WayPoints courseware involves a unique learning experience in-line with the product and it provides simulations through guided workflows that have the learner directly interfacing with the software. Using xAPI, Waypoints also provides competency based assessments and training activity data.

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Topics: Learning Division, Elearning, eLearning Tracking, In-line Training, Waypoints, xAPI

Successful Digital Transformation = Positive Impact on Revenue

Posted by Marketing on June 20, 2016

A recent survey conducted by Mulesoft concluded that most businesses are trying to understand how to work with new channels, engagement, and ubiquity. Nearly ¾ of IT decision makers said that if digital transformation initiatives weren’t completed, it would have a negative impact on revenue in three months.

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Topics: API, Cloud/IoT, Digital Transformation, IoT, Mobile, Mule ESB

xAPI in Higher Education - it is Happening in the UK

Posted by Nick Washburn on June 17, 2016


It is happening again. The UK is showing America we stumbled on something good and they are helping improve it. American guitarist and songwriter, Joe Walsh, confesses that it was the Rolling Stones and others in the UK who showed him the music that was going on in his own backyard. Blues, R&B, and Rock-n-Roll were all art forms that started from Blues/Jazz in America. The Rolling Stones came to America in the early 60's to find their musical blues heroes broke and obscure here. The Stones revealed their American music heroes to the world and in so doing helped give them actual music careers. Maybe it is a leap to correlate xAPI and data interoperability to Rock and Roll and maybe not. I can hope for an xAPI invasion for Higher Ed in the US.

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Topics: Learning Division, JicDev, Jisc, TryxAPI, TryxAPI.com, xAPI

Riptide Software Donates Push-ups for the Camaraderie Foundation

Posted by Marketing on May 5, 2016

Last Friday, Riptide Software teamed up with AIT Engineering to do a 1000 push-up challenge benefiting the Camaraderie Foundation following in the spirit of the #22PUSHUPS challenge, to honor those who serve. Teams were comprised of two to three people with a goal of 1000 push-ups total in a four-hour period. For each team that completed 1000 push-ups, $100 would be donated by Riptide to The Camaraderie Foundation.

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Topics: #22pushup, Gov't & Defense, push up challenge

AWS IoT Service is a Simple Yet Powerful IoT Backend

Posted by Cesar Gonzalez on April 8, 2016


The Internet of Things (IoT) is a topic that I’m passionate about, I envision massive opportunities for the development of new technologies on what this new wave of innovation is bringing. The possibility of an interconnected world will lead us to a big jump into what a lot of us have just only dreamed to become a reality.

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Topics: AWS, AWS IoT, Cloud/IoT, HTTP, IoT, MQTT, WebSockets