What is xAPI?


xAPI can help you record a wide range of learning experiences for students and learners. The experience API, known as the x API or Tin can API, allows content developers to collect data based on their users learning experience. xAPI has the ability to record all these activities and store them in a database. The ability of the x-API to collect data from many different sources and integrate all of these data into a learning protocol means that we can get a holistic overview of our learning activities. This allows organizations to understand data in ways SCORM could never. By tracking learning experiences, xAPI allows us to track learners activities and see the bigger picture.

How does it work?

xAPI data is sent via the SCORM package to the Learning Record Store (LRS), which can be uploaded to the LMS. If you have an LMS LRS, you can send xAPI instructions from your activity provider to your built-in LDRS. To integrate with xAPI, your learning platform must be able to receive xAPI instructions from the Internet. Unlike its predecessor AICC SCORM, the x API enables Learning to communicate completion back to the eLearning platforms with instructions on how and where content is launched. As long as your tool complies with all the xAPI specification rules, it can connect to and transfer learning records.

An xAPI-enabled chatbot can view some people’s learning data to recommend the next learning resource that the person should access. You can also use Landbot chatbots that look up someone’s previous x-API data to know how to forward it to the next learning experience.

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A modern eLearning standard

A traditional LMS only records the details of the student’s activities in the LMS, and xAPI can do one thing for you. With xAPI, you can track everything the student does, whether it is a job or a task that puts learning into practice. They can collect digital insights to give you an insight into how learners interact with content, how they navigate, where they click, and what activities are popular with users. xAPI can also enable extended use of SCORM, as it can interact in mobile applications and track learners’ real-life
outcomes in addition to their training activities.

In summary, the x-API allows learning administrators to track the learning and learning that the learners are participating in. These can be collected through various channels like LMS, a mobile application, or even a web application such as Google Docs.

You may know the knowledge base people use, but you may not know what they access or how it fits their curricula. You miss out on a lot of valuable data, which means you don’t have a complete picture of what students are doing.

Mobile enabled learning

The Experience API allows you to develop a learning program that integrates mobile devices that can enable learning in real time, on the go, and in a variety of different environments. Tin can API allows you to offer a more comprehensive learning solution by recording your learning experience in any environment. The Experience API lets you use e-learning on the go on multiple devices and continue learning offline. It works in a browser window and can be used on any mobile device, whether tablet, smartphone, tablet computer or even desktop computer.

Advantages of xAPI

One of the great advantages of xAPI over SCORM is the ability to track all kinds of learning activities. In other words, it allows eLearning courses to be used in multiple LMS, but it gives you a lot of information because it is intended for tracking eLearning within the LMS. SCORM does not provide much of this information, so you get specific, nuanced data from various learning outcomes, achievements, and experiences. xAPI allows you to easily track the same data that SCORM provides while capturing differentiated details for blended learning, team-based learning, and activities, as well as individual and group learning. The Tin can API enables you to track a student’s progress in real time with a single click during an online course.

In summary, xAPI enables learning administrators to follow the learning process and to share it with the learners. You can track the informal learning experiences that take place in your LMS and share this information with the LMS. Moreover, The flexibility of xAPI really suits the recent learning environment where learners can access all learning materials from any location. Although SCORM is the most widely used eLearning standard, xAPI opens up new ways to personalize and improve the learning experience

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