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

Posted by Nick Washburn on February 8, 2017

 

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? Improve the learner and admin experiences, better data and integrations, mobile capabilities, and enhanced reporting.

But what if you didn’t necessarily need to replace your LMS to achieve those goals?

What if you could find a flexible technology solution that worked with and around your LMS?

Welcome to the modern learning ecosystem!

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

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

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

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

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

xAPI: Captivating Virtual Instruction for Training

Posted by Nick Washburn on August 17, 2015

Riptide has just completed  the Captivating Virtual Instruction for Training (CVIT) project for the University of Southern California (USC), Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT). USC are leaders in artificial intelligence, graphics, virtual reality (VR,) and narrative advance low-cost immersive techniques and technologies to solve problems facing service members, students, and society.

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Topics: ASA techniques, AWS Government Cloud, Learning Division, Government Purpose Rights, GPR, ICT, Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, USC, Virtual Instruction, xAPI

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