Friday, 4 April 2014

Part2 notes + mini course on #xAPI link #learninganalytics

First of all: great blogpost on “Tell your own learning story through #xAPI”

JOIN THE CLASS (found this while surfin just now:

Tell your own learning story through xAPI

By using Experience API, xAPI, learning experiences can be logged anywhere, trackable beyond the way you’ve ever imagined. xAPI brings new possibilities to every traditional learning standard, including e-Portfolio and SCORM. The statements are in the form of “Actor”+”Verb”+”Object”+…. But, we don’t think the “Actor” is only a puppet in a given story. They are characters in their own stories and in peers’ stories. Learner-generated-learning is one of the most desirable learning moments, isn’t it? xAPI enables data driven design, the data can form a feedback mechanism for learning designers, but also for learners – who should be the co-designers of learning experiences. Furthermore, the autonomy of a learner DOES tell something about him.
We are creating an online course exploring how to leverage xAPI to answer lots of questions — “Learning Architect”. Please register if you’re interested, we’ll inform you when it’s ready. We invite you to join the journey with us.

Now Part2 Stuart Jones from Unicorn training on cases and experiences (look here for part 1)

Context: eLearning company which uses a lot of 3rd party content and has their own learning management system.
If you use an LMS, you must think about the standards
AICC => Scorm 1.2 => SCORM 2004 (before iPad, introduced sequencing and navigation… I remember that, building learning paths, phew!)

Baking Tin Cans: where are we today?
  1. Layer 1: SCORM parity
  2. Layer 2: Record any learning experience
  3. Layer 3: free the data
  4. Layer 4: Big data

Stuart shows how the Tin Can api has made it easier to keep track of personal online quests and retrievals. But it does mean the learner must add them to the learning system (e.g. copy paste a visited/useful URL, using content delivery networks

Off the shelf tools: still in development, but the apps options are feeling cool already, some examples:
Storyline (a bit painful for iPad development, but it is getting better). The apps sort out some of the challenges. Showing how to do it)
Articulate example is shown now. It needs to be looked at online (downside), and you need to upload it in the mobile option/publishing option
iSpring (Russian company based) works also nicely with Tin Can. Publishing to Tin Can is easier, as it has their own tab for it. It works similar to articulate: it starts where course was left off, you need to be online, but the tracking for non-assessments is not yet ideal.

Other tools: adobe captivate, Lectora…
Look at: bookmarklets:
Using easy copy paste to add bookmarks to the LMS.

Concluding remarks
  • Tin can is here for self builders
  • Authoring tools aren’t all there
  • LMS just starting out
  • LRS may prove disruptive
  • It is the future