During this recess: views from an xAPI bootcamp, LTG acquires Rustici Software and invests in Watershed LRS, British veterinarian/novelists, bullets and armor, Learning Analytics, and US DoDI 1322.26.
LINKS (in Bold)xAPI Camps, Presentations, and xAPI General InformationxAPI Quarterly a great place to watch for the next xAPI camp or general news relating to xAPI.MakingBetter Aaron Silvers and Megan Bowe connect and contribute to the global xAPI community, and often facilitate xAPI camps.
xAPI Practical Work with Veterinary Technician Certification [or what Tom calls learning that puts the Labrador in Lab work]
Using the Experience API to Manage Informal & Experiential Learning [referenced by Avron as Marty Rosenheck's "Extending Classrooms" presentation ad the Trek system]
Connected Learning Analytics Toolkit [referenced by Avron as Kristy Kitto's work and an excellent example of an architecture with analytics for education]
xAPI on WikipediaxAPI on the ADL website xAPI LRS Vendors and Analytics ToolsCogntive Advisors Trek Learning Experience ManagerSaLTBOX and WAX LRSRiptide LRSLearning Locker LRSWatershed LRS
Rustici Software, Watershed, and LTG Acquisition/InvestmentThird party news release on Learning Technologies Group acquisition of Rustici Software and investment in Watershed LRSRustici Software and their blog post on acquisitionWatershed and their blog post on the LTG investmentLearning Technologies Group (LTG PLC) and their post on acquisition & investment
A Directive that Helped Drive Initial SCORM AdoptionU.S. Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.26 for Procurement of Learning Systems - due for update, perhaps later in 2016. Will it include xAPI?? TLA?
DIGRESSIONS AND TOOLS WE USE
Backblaze - Simple, reliable, affordable off-site back-up. This service has saved the proverbial bacon of carnivores and herbivores alike.
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot - The stories of a young veterinarian making his way in the English countryside-- and the people and animals he meets along the way.Available on iBooks iTunes Audio Book IMDB information on TV series (8.4/10)
Working Copy - Tom finds this to be the most productive Git client for iOS. It works particularly well with Textastic. [free, plus in-app purchases for push, etc.] or Working Copy Enterprise version [all-in version (all in-app purchases incl. for easier purchase), $15 USD]
Textastic - Amazing code editor for iOS. Syntax highlighting and code completion as good or better than desktop tools. Fantastic companion to Working copy. Be sure to get Textastic 6- it's worth the $10.
Backblaze - Simple, reliable, affordable off-site back-up. This service has saved the bacon of carnivores and herbivores alike.