First up is a super new adopter, The Knowledge Guru™.
The Knowledge Guru™ is a game that uses spaced learning and repetition for maximum knowledge transfer. The game engine itself uses the Experience API as a bridge between its stand-alone database and a client’s LMS.
The Knowledge Guru™ is a great use case for the Experience API. There seems to be an endless number of the learning technologies available today that enable learning, and the tracking of this learning, to happen outside of an LMS. Many of these are offering solutions that organizations desperately want or need, i.e. rich, native mobile experiences, disconnected experiences, simulations, virtual worlds, etc. These types of experiences are not well suited for an LMS for a variety of reasons. So they fill a big gap… but if you’re an organization wanting to incorporate these types of learning experiences into your e-learning or training repertoire, you’ll likely want the data created by these experiences to be sent back to your LMS.
This is where the Experience API comes in. Instead of requiring technologies like The Knowledge Guru™ to build custom integrations for each and every LMS, the Experience API enables any LMS with support to easily connect with any other disparate technology that also supports the Experience API.
e-Learning and training technologies need to break out of their silos and begin talking to each other for the good of their users. The Experience API makes this possible today!
If you’ll be at DevLearn 12, come checkout The Knowledge Guru in xAPI Alley and the Expo hall, booth #608.