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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

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

A Review: xAPI Camp -- San Francisco, CA

Posted by Alex Horan on March 2, 2016


I was asked to present at the first xAPI camp of 2016 on behalf of Elements team on the advantages of using a centralized Learning Record Store (LRS) within an enterprise learning ecosystem using xAPI. Whether you are new to the specification or have an xAPI enabled application, these camps are a great way to gain knowledge about the Experience API.

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Topics: ADL, AutoCAD, Cognitive Advisors, Learning Division, Events, Learning Record Store, LRS, MakingBetter, Queensland University of Technology, Quinnovation, TryxAPI.com, xAPI Camp, xAPI Camp San Francisco, Yet Analytics

Using xAPI To….

Posted by Marketing on February 9, 2016


Ever wanted to capture the whole learning experience of your user, but not sure where to start? In this blog I will present on different ways that xAPI has benefited the learning experience and the learning ecosystem. All the case studies in this blog can be found at
TryxAPI.com

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Topics: ATD Webinar, Learning Division, Events, Learning Ecosystem, Learning Experience, Learning Record Store, LRS, SCROM, TryxAPI, TryxAPI.com, xAPI

No-cost eLearning Webinar on Demystifying the Enterprise Learning Ecosystem

Posted by Marketing on February 8, 2016

Riptide Learning Director, Nick Washburn, has been invited to present an eLearning webinar for the Association for Training and Development (ATD) member audience. Riptide Elements® software has a diverse and growing client case of enterprise implementations that will help to inform participants of the session entitled,“Demystifying the Enterprise Learning Ecosystem.” The software framework provides highly interactive, device agnostic, multilingual e-learning all over the world. With technology progressing at such a rapid pace, many industry professionals may not realize what is possible right now, how easily it can be done, and how relatively inexpensive it is compared to just 5 or 10 years ago. By leveraging new technology, Riptide Elements is able to connect information to multiple LMS’, HR systems, talent management, using SCORM/AICC, and more.

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Topics: Association for Training and Development, ATD, Corporate Training, Learning Division, Elearning, Elements, Riptide Elements, Riptide Software

Localization for Learning and Development (L&D)

Posted by Nick Washburn on January 27, 2016

Localization improves user experience and having your content localized helps you to tailor content to learners by using their colloquialisms and avoiding any cultural sensitivities.

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Topics: Learning Division, Elearning, Learning and Development, Localization

Riptide Elements Waypoints: Inline Training for Web Based Software

Posted by Nick Washburn on January 7, 2016

With the proliferation of complex online services and web based software, training and documentation have become crucial in acquiring and retaining users. Enterprise web-based software need to train their users on how to use their software. That may seem like an obvious statement but providing effective, up-to-date software training for software applications is critical to people actually using the software so they can do their job.

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Topics: Configurable LMS Offering, Learning Division, Elearning, Experience API, ILT, instructor led training, Live, LMS Learning Environment, LRS, SUM, xAPI

Riptide Elements® Earns Brandon Hall Best Advance in Learning Management Technology

Posted by Marketing on December 9, 2015

Elements®, Riptide Software’s configurable LMS offering that delivers to any mobile device in any language, was recognized as Brandon Hall Group’s Best Advance in Learning Management Technology category. Now entering its 21st year, the awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully developed and deployed revolutionary SaaS products.

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Topics: Awards, BYOD Training, Configurable LMS Offering, Learning Division, Elements, SaaS, TryxAPI, xAPI

Post xAPI Camp Vegas: A Review

Posted by Vijay Budhram on October 7, 2015

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Topics: Learning Division, Learning Solutions Dev Learner Conference, Nick Washburn, xAPI, xAPI Camp, xAPI Camp Las Vegas, xAPI Community

7 Ways that LMS' Fail

Posted by Nick Washburn on September 29, 2015

With the Learning Management System (LMS) industry market on track to be worth $11.34 billion by 2020, the LMS is the most influential segment of  learning and development (L&D) market. In the medium to large business market there is a sense that the L&D function is gaining leverage within modern technology IT departments. The need to manage the e-learning process along with effective L&D programs has driven a growth in the LMS market but there is a growing list of dissatisfied customers in the legacy LMS status quo. Why? Because LMS’ have not changed with the times in some cases they have never actually finished the task of creating a complete offering.

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Topics: Learning Division, IMAO, L&D, LMS, LMS Learning Environment, Riptide Elements

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