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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

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

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

Client Side xAPI Error Handling

Posted by Nick Washburn on September 14, 2015

The Riptide Elements team has recently implemented some platform solutions around building and storing xAPI statements with respect to our course ware. The primary issue was: what should happen when attempting to store an xAPI statement with an error or client connection loss? The problem is twofold -- one part being, statements can occasionally be created with malformed structure, and the second is a loss of user data when a bad statement prevents others from being stored to the LRS. To tackle this problem, the Elements engineering team got together to brainstorm some potential solutions.

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Topics: Learning Division, Elearning, "http://adlnet.gov/expapi/activities/module, LRS, TryxAPI, xAPI, xAPI Error Handling, xAPI Statement Example

ADL Adopts Riptide Learning LRS Conformance Test Suite

Posted by Nick Washburn on August 25, 2015

The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative recently added Riptide’s LRS Test Suite to its list of resources available to the xAPI community. Riptide remains part of the original 22 person workgroup that created xAPI and continues to be part of the xAPI compliance workgroup.

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Topics: ADL, ADL Initiative, Advanced Distributed Learning, Learning Division, LRS, LRS Test Conformance, Uncategorized, xAPI