The Open Source Landscape

“If you have the right attitude, interesting problems will find you” — Eric S. Raymond, The Cathedral and the Bazaar Open efforts and open source are a big part of how the spec and adoption have made it to where we are today. Without the…

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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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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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xAPI vs. Activity Streams

xAPI and Activity Streams have a lot in common. Many know that Activity Streams was the foundation for some of the core concepts in the xAPI, like the “I did this” statement structure. We based xAPI on Activity Streams because it's a brilliant model. By…

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Deep Dive: Actor/Agent

Does a statement get recorded in an LRS if there is no one there to experience it? The Problem with Abstractions The Experience API is designed for recording information about experiences, but one of the assumptions is that someone, or a group of someones, has…

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What Does Starting Mean for You?

There are many people in the learning community who have varying relationships with technology. Some love. Some hate. Some love to hate. The only thing that I can really do is lay out options for starting. It mostly depends on how comfortable you are making…

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xAPI in K-12

In a classroom situation, teachers use many apps and systems to capture learning data. The problem is that most of those data sets live in different systems and different formats. xAPI makes it possible for all of those systems to report data in a normalized…

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Use the 1.0.0 spec right now, literally.

Yes, the 1.0 specification release is today. And yes, all of our tools support it right now. We've spent a long time building towards this so that you did not have to wait a single moment for your gratification. Need an LRS? SCORM Cloud is…

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Hangouts and a Haircut

  // In advancing our mission to show what you can do today with xAPI I bring you our latest experiment, Google Hangouts. This was done partially for fun and partially because we at Rustici Software actually use Hangouts a lot for our real work…

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Tracking Software Clicks with xAPI

Background I work for a software manufacturer who is looking for ways to certify our users.  Not just on written tests, but actual use of the software.  If we are going to certify the users we want to know they are following the correct process…

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