YouTube/xAPI Tech Tips

// A lot can be done with xAPI and videos, and this post is about how I overcame some technical hurdles with YouTube’s API, specifically. First of all, for basic setup of the YouTube player we follow the instructions here. We will need to include…

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YouTube + xAPI = Amazing

People learn a lot from YouTube. Some companies have libraries of videos on YouTube that they use for formal training, or maybe you just want to watch a video to learn something useful on your own. Ervin has been busy building a practical tool that…

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Deep Dive: Extras/Others

In the other posts in this series I've covered some big topics with a post each, but not all properties of xAPI statements need quite so much attention. The Actor-Verb-Object pattern commonly pointed out as the basis of xAPI statements is tremendous for deriving meaning…

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Registry Update: Details on Activity Streams Additions

The Registry has been up for a few weeks. A number of people have created profiles and started using it to catalog their data types. It’s great! There are a couple things here, and it really comes down to the fact that we’re looking to…

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A Step Forward: The Registry

Collectively, we could make a big mess of xAPI data. Let's try to avoid that. At this point you likely know that xAPI communicates activity data in the form of statements. Each statement is required to have some pieces like actor, verb and object. They…

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Deep Dive: Object

So many objects, so little time..."Guacamole is extra, is that okay?" Most anyone first encountering xAPI will find the "I did this" or "I did something" pattern for statements, we've used it once or twice ourselves on this site. This refers to the overall basic…

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Why Have E-learning Tools Adopted?

We spend a good amount of time working with software companies who build learning technology. The main question in these conversations is “Why should we adopt?” There are many reasons, some more theoretical than practical today (but who doesn’t love the ideal present?!) To break…

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Deep Dive: Activity

Anecdotally, the most common question asked when starting down the xAPI development road is: "How do I get/create an activity ID?" It seems the simplest place to start with xAPI is sending a simple statement, and when showing xAPI to someone new we often start…

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How do you build an LRS?

We get this question a lot. To do xAPI properly, you need an LRS to send your statements to. Statements are generally the focal point of xAPI, but LRSs play a vital role in creating rich collections of data and making the data interoperable. To…

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Deep Dive: Verbs

Experience API Deep Dive: Verbs In continuing with our "Anatomy of a xAPI Statement" series, here's the next installment — verbs. In this post, I'll tell you a lot about how verbs work with the Experience API. If you have any questions at all, please…

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