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

Riptide to Demonstrate REAPER at I/ITSEC 2014

Posted by Raquel Galan on November 24, 2014

Riptide Learning, a division of Riptide Software, Inc., will demonstrate the first ever xAPI-enabled training for rifle marksmanship ranges on Dec. 3 at I/ITSEC. Riptide’s REAPER proof of principle was selected by the ADL for demonstration at PlugFest—a satellite event at the 2014 Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). I/ITSEC is the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training conference.


Topics: Dark Data, Elearning, Mobile, Nick Washburn, Orlando iX, PDF417 standard, Raspian, Sensors, TTECG, xAPI Camp Las Vegas, xAPI Community, xAPI Statement Example

Riptide Innovates Solution for LMS Enhancements

Posted by Raquel Galan on November 20, 2014

Riptide Learning is delivering e-learning content worldwide, on any device, in any language for enterprise learner populations. The Riptide Elements® platform has a growing list of private and public sector client use cases and rapid adoption.


Topics: AAR, Big Data, Elearning, ID validation, MMS, Mobile, Mule ESB, Nick Washburn, PDF417 standard, Raspian, REST API, SMS, xAPI Camp Las Vegas

Riptide Celebrates 19 Years of Success

Posted by Raquel Galan on October 29, 2014

Riptide Software, a leading provider of military training systems, cloud and mobile development, and enterprise integration services, is pleased to celebrate 19 years of operations.

“We’re very proud to have grown from a small team of software developers into a thriving, cutting-edge software solutions company,” said Riptide President and Chief Executive Officer Philip Loeffel. “We could never have achieved this level of success without our outstanding team of professionals, as well as the support of our clients, many of whom have been with us for more than a decade.”

Loeffel and Chief Technology Officer Barry Clinger founded Riptide in 1995, and the company has thrived, earning numerous awards and accolades over the years. Riptide has been recognized as Lockheed Martin’s Small Business of the Year, was named in Military Training Technology’s Top 100 Modeling and Simulation software companies for several years running, and has earned numerous distinctions for its cloud and mobile solutions.


Topics: Bob Allen, Orlando iX, OrlandoiX, Raspian, xAPI Camp Las Vegas, xAPI Community

The Power of xAPI (a.k.a. “Tin Can”)

Posted by Marketing on June 30, 2014

Learner experience data to power education and training

In order to make best use of any instructional process, there is a substantive need for learner experience data. Many claim to follow processes like the familiar ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate) in e-learning development. Historically, very few e-learning processes have actually been fueled by the summative learner experience data needed to properly evaluate training effectiveness. Evaluation is the capital "E" in ADDIE and it refers to both formative and summative evaluation.


Topics: Elearning, xAPI Camp Las Vegas

Honest Feedback from a Google Glass Explorer

Posted by Marketing on June 16, 2014

Riptide was part of the Explorer Beta program and if I had published this feedback before, it would have been for other Explorers, really. Now that Google has released, my honest feedback from my personal Beta thoughts are below. Let me say first to caveat my frank criticism, I think Google Glass is an incredibly cool technology and device. I am grateful for the work that got it to the place where we all can get involved. Also, I am certain that I understand the third wall, I can suspend my disbelief, and I can be on the other side of my own temporal provincialism. Anthropologically, I can understand the context of me as part of an older generation in 2014. Here at Riptide, one of our developers was asked to participate—as many are. I was the fourth of my colleagues to reset the factory settings, put them on, and make them “my glass.”


Topics: Elearning, VMware, xAPI Camp Las Vegas

Part 2: Insert Snarky LMS Headline

Posted by Nick Washburn on January 16, 2014

Again, there are many options for a headline of this series contained herein. You may cast your vote in comments if you like. We left off trying to figure out why your LMS does not support mobile (headline option 8).


Topics: Learning Division, Elearning, xAPI Camp Las Vegas

Insert Snarky LMS Headline

Posted by Nick Washburn on January 7, 2014

It takes me forever to write. In my weekly status meeting, my boss the CEO challenged me to one blog per week. I know blogs are not intended to be literary works. It is just that I recognize what good writing is and the contrast I create. What every good blog post needs is a provocative headline and I can safely assume the best headlines have been used up for a good bash or re-bashing on the topic of LMS. My personal favorite headline choice for this would have been, "The LMS is dead. Long live the LMS!"


Topics: Learning Division, Elearning, xAPI Camp Las Vegas