Preparing xAPI for IEEE standardization

A few weeks back, I went to the first in-person meeting of the IEEE xAPI Base Standard working group. We're continuing the process of preparing the existing xAPI 1.0.3 specification to submit to a larger audience at IEEE for consideration as a standard. A major…

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The new xAPI.com is here!

Welcome to the brand new xAPI.com! A couple of weeks ago we published a blog letting you know why we’re making this change. Long story short: we’ve given RusticiSoftware.com, SCORM.com and xAPI.com a relaunch that highlights top visited pages, makes it easy to navigate between…

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xAPI.com is getting a brand new look

If you’ve been following this blog for a long time, you’ll know that it’s gone through a number of iterations. From TinCanAPI.com to ExperienceAPI.com to now xAPI.com, this website has always been devoted to what the spec is, how it works and why it matters…

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Deciding when to use xAPI

For the better part of seven years, Tim Martin, our CEO at Rustici Software, has carried his xAPI hammer around telling the story of what the standard enables. The problem with his hammering is that it has led some to consider xAPI the solution to…

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Names and domains

In the middle of last year, I made explicit a transition we at Rustici Software made, moving from the name Tin Can API to Experience API, or more frequently, xAPI. Coincidentally, we started redirecting web traffic from tincanapi.com to experienceapi.com. And this spring, we’re in…

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The continuum of xAPI questions at ATD TechKnowledge

Just a quick note as I head from ATD TechKnowledge in San Jose to Learning Technologies in London… TechKnowledge was a good event this year. I enjoyed presenting with Margaret Roth of Yet Analytics and Megan Torrance of Torrance Learning at the xAPI Showcase, where…

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Why DoDI 1322.26 is important for the Experience API (xAPI)

Last week, the Department of Defense (DoD) signed the updated DoDI 1322.26 Distributed Learning (DL). The latest DoDI advises all entities within the DoD to procure eLearning technology solutions that are compliant with the SCORM or Experience API (xAPI) specifications. This Instruction replaces the 2006…

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IEEE LTSC xAPI TAG A-OK

Shelly Blake-Plock announced last night via LinkedIn that he would be leading a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for IEEE LTSC (Learning Technologies Standards Committee). This is good news, as Shelly is going to carry a real load in leading that group. In his own words,…

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