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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We’re calling it, “Experience API”

Just a little editor’s note for everyone. You may notice that this site now redirects you more aggressively toward its experienceapi.com representation. In 2015, we heavily revised this website and established that, when it came to using xAPI vs. Tin Can, “We call it whatever…

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More of the same

Welcome to week one of the post-acquisition Rustici Software world. I just thought I’d take a moment here to discuss one of the reasons we agreed to sell Rustici Software to LTG, because it’s not all about the money. Mike and I were seeking investment…

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We call it "I call it"

On August 13th, 2015, we launched a heavily revised version of tincanapi.com. Andrew Downes has been working away, as he does, creating new content. Rather than direct it all at the blog, though, he’s been rethinking and restructuring the core site and sharing his insights…

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New Recipe: Attendance

I’m super excited about the latest recipe we’ve published on the registry! Not only is it a great recipe tackling an important use case, but it was written by adopters who needed it for a real project. It was written incredibly rapidly, going from first…

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How to share statements

We recently collaborated on a project to share statements between three LRSs by three different vendors. This three part blog series outlines the project, explores some use cases for sharing statements and then dives into the technical details. You’ll find similar (but distinct) blogs by…

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Conformance Testing—A Huge Step for xAPI

Interoperability is maybe the single most important requirement for xAPI (xAPI) to succeed. And the most important step to interoperability is conformance. But, How do you know that your system actually conforms to the definition of a Learning Record Store (LRS)? The same way as…

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New xAPI Python Library Added!

Feeling constricted? Well, xAPI Python is here! Okay, that’s pretty corny, but this is exciting stuff. The xAPI interns have been hard at work over the past three weeks to build a xAPI Python Library for the community. Why? Python is one of the first…

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The Six Watershed First Organizations

It’s happening! We created the Watershed First program to see if we could find six innovative companies that wanted to push the boundaries of e-learning with the Watershed LRS and the Experience API. Boy, did we find six! We had over 100 applicants, and it…

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