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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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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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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Part 2: Tracking Software Clicks with xAPI

// This is a follow-up blog from the amazing Sean Putman, who originally guest blogged for us in March. You can read his first post here. Huge thanks to Sean for writing up these posts to share his real world-experience with the API. We have a…

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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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