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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

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® 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

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

The #1 Way to Boost Worker Productivity

Posted by Marketing on July 21, 2015

If you are questioning your company’s morale or worker output, you might want to consider looking at revamping your training. In fact, poor training is a major factor for employees leaving their job for other pursuits.

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Topics: Continuous Learning, Learning Division, LMS, LMS Learning Environment, Riptide Elements, TryxAPI, xAPI

Riptide Elements Goes to xAPI Camp!

Posted by Nick Washburn on July 14, 2015

xAPI Camp isn’t your typical summer camp full of sing-a-longs, campfires, and hiking trails; it is a one-day event that draws in leaders and vendors in the learning products and xAPI field. The next one-day event takes place on July 27th and is hosted by Amazon in Seattle, Washington. Which is  a pretty big deal. This is the second time Riptide will be attending an xAPI Camp we are looking forward to seeing the familiar faces and meeting some new ones.

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Topics: Amazon, Amazon HQ, Learning Division, Events, Making Better, TryxAPI, xAPI Camp