E‑learning: why is the xAPI standard becoming so common?


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E‑learning: why is the xAPI standard becoming so common?

Imane Bensouda

The xAPI or Tin Can API stan­dard is sprea­ding at light­ning speed. This stan­dard records, pro­cesses, stores and exchanges data from lear­ning expe­riences. It’s a tech­no­lo­gy that fits per­fect­ly with cur­rent usage.

E‑learning: xAPI standard.

The next gene­ra­tion of the SCORM for­mat, xAPI is a tech­ni­cal spe­ci­fi­ca­tion that records a wide varie­ty of lear­ning expe­riences. It allows for the tra­cking of lear­ning paths from any source.

This stan­dard inte­grates, reco­gnizes, com­mu­ni­cates and records infor­ma­tion from mobile lear­ning, simu­la­tions, serious games, social lear­ning, offline lear­ning, col­la­bo­ra­tive lear­ning, etc. All these expe­riences are recor­ded on a LRS (Lear­ning Record Store) which is often inte­gra­ted into an LMS. It is a sys­tem that adapts to all media and all smart and connec­ted devices.

xAPI allows to obtain a lot of data about the trai­ning modules and their exe­cu­tion. It is pos­sible, for example, to obtain seve­ral scores for the same module, to have the detail of the results or to know if the lear­ner appre­cia­ted the module or not. This is a stan­dard that can be like­ned to big data.

→ #elear­ning AICC, SCORM, xAPI: how do you find your way around?

Thaleia XL, a tool that allows you to create e‑learning content very simply


Tha­leia XL is a unique solu­tion that allows you to create trai­ning content in a few clicks. It is an auto­ma­ted, indus­trial approach to the crea­tion of trai­ning screens such as input or ques­tion­naires, by allo­wing to manage a data­base of screens and gene­rate them auto­ma­ti­cal­ly from a simple Excel file. By respon­ding to the capi­ta­li­za­tion needs of com­pa­nies, Tha­leia™ faci­li­tates the exploi­ta­tion of the exis­ting to create new trai­ning and know­ledge assess­ment resources.

Tha­leia imple­ments various uses of xAPI:

Real-time SCORM / xAPI translation
For real-time tra­cking, the same data can be used in real time and in delayed time.
For syn­chro­ni­za­tion bet­ween LRS
To ensure data conti­nui­ty (JSON export)

Want to know more about this stan­dard? Watch the replay of the web confe­rence hos­ted by e‑learning spe­cia­lists inclu­ding myself; Yann Lescurat.

→ xAPi: the new e‑learning standard?

The tech­no­lo­gy is not yet ful­ly demo­cra­ti­zed in all orga­ni­za­tions prac­ti­cing e‑learning but it will become a glo­bal stan­dard. Indeed, its capa­bi­li­ties are great and it per­fect­ly meets the expec­ta­tions of the mar­ket. Moreo­ver, this new stan­dard will force com­pa­nies to train or create new jobs regar­ding data ana­ly­sis, sta­tis­ti­cal pro­ces­sing, etc. The xAPI stan­dard real­ly changes the digi­tal learning!