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8 Resources That Will Help You Learn About xAPI

Posted by Christy Puller on Dec 4, 2017 1:30:49 PM

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Are you trying to figure out what xAPI is all about and what it means for your organization? You’re not alone!

xAPI has been increasing in popularity and adoption to aid in learning analytics and there are many questions being discussed and asked all over the internet. We’ve compiled a short list of resources to get your motors turning on xAPI, what you can do with it, and what it means for you.

Learn more about the xAPI Specification:

Getting started with learning about xAPI? These resources are a great place to begin!

Everything on the xAPI Specification

Everything on the xAPI Specification [Github]

This Github is a wealth of information on xAPI and contains the xAPI specification. The specification is divided into three documents: About xAPI, xAPI Data, and Data Processing, Validation, and Security

What is xAPI by Riptide Learning Blog

xAPI 101 - What is xAPI? [Riptide Learning Blog]

The article above covers the how, what, and why of xAPI that even the least technical person can understand! This is a great introductory resource to xAPI.


Introduction to xAPI


An Introduction to xAPI [RISC Blog]

RISC wrote a great 2 part series on the in’s and out’s of xAPI. This resource covers the history of xAPI, it’s benefits, and why xAPI is needed in the marketplace.

Free xAPI Tools

Want to get more hands-on with xAPI? Check out a few free tools below.

SCORM Interceptor by Riptide Learning

The SCORM Interceptor [Github]

This tool contains a drop-in javascript plugin for any SCORM package that automatically intercepts SCORM statements, converts them to valid xAPI statements, and sends them to an LRS.


xAPI Statement Validator

xAPI Statement Validator [Website]

Validate your xAPI statements are accurate with this free tool.


ADL xAPI Statement Viewer

ADL Statement Viewer [Github]

This free tool allows you to view examples of what xAPI statements look like.


xAPI Inspector Google Chrome Plugin from Riptide Learning

xAPI Inspector [Google Chrome Plugin]

View, validate, and copy xAPI statements in real-time coming from any conformant LRS.


Check if you are xAPI-Conformant with these tests

Building a Learning Record Store? Make sure you’re conformant to the specification!

xAPI Conformance Group [Google Group]

TryxAPI LRS Conformance Test Suite [Github]

Still want more information on xAPI? We’re offering a 1 or 2 day workshop for your team to learn everything you need to know for adoption:

xAPI Workshop

Topics: xAPI

Written by Christy Puller

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