The Sauce Behind Recipes

  // Last week we introduced the concept of a Recipe, a defined way to capture the same experience using the same set of statements across Activity Providers. This post will delve a bit further into how we got to the concept and the technical…

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xAPI Recipes—This is a big deal for Interoperability!

For the Experience API (aka Experience API) to succeed, it needs continuous and consistent use by the community. But, xAPI is extremely flexible—which is both a benefit and a curse. One experience might be expressed several different ways by different systems, and this can make…

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TinCanPHP: Because We Could (…and we care)

Growing adoption of the Experience API is a core part of what I’m tasked to do around here. Providing high quality, easy to use, open source libraries is one of the best ways I know to do that (aside from writing blog posts, of course!).…

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LifeWay Making Waves with the Experience API

Most of the companies we work with are at the ‘dipping a toe’ stage and test the xAPI waters with a small pilot project. We understand this approach, and encourage it as the first step in gaining adoption of xAPI across the organization. But over…

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Deep Dive: Attachments

As network speeds and the processing power of devices improves, the size of the files we use to capture our experiences, be they photos or other graphics, videos, or complex documents, increases. We need a way to associate these ever-growing files with the metadata capturing…

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Deep Dive: Extensions

Several times throughout the Deep Dive series I’ve mentioned “catch all” objects and a future post — here it is. The framers of the Experience API specification knew that the overall structure of a statement, particularly with its oft mentioned Actor-Verb-Object pattern, could capture a…

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Deep Dive: Result

Deep Dive: Result So far throughout the Deep Dive series that I’ve been writing, there has been one thing notably lacking, e-learning. It turns out that the framers of the Experience API specification hit on something big enough that it need not be boxed in…

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The Deep Dive Webinar is Coming Up

We have a treat for those who want details on how to best use statements to describe learning activities. This is going to be a very technical webinar (you can register for it here). If you’re not familiar with the xAPI specification, you might want…

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Deep Dive: Context

With two toddlers at home, I’m fairly used to short, choppy sentences as a manner of communication. I have whole books filled with them, granted they are only about 15 pages long with type even my grandfather can see. And while most of the time…

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