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.Read More >>
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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.
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.Read More >>
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.Read More >>
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.Read More >>
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.Read More >>