Let the Pieces of the Puzzle Come Together With xAPI

"Depending on an LMS alone to understand learning is like trying to play an entire football game between the ten-yard line and goal line. To say the least, it would be an incomplete game with a frustrating degree of finitude. Our LMS uses xAPI to connect all your learning pieces allowing you to see the entire picture and allow your learners to make use of the entire field of digital and offline learning tools." Andrew McGarrity, CEO, Thrivist

Online and blended learning have opened new doors for learning. However, tracking and recording learning experiences that happen outside the learning management system (LMS) can be challenging. Sure projects can be completed and uploaded and teachers can add anecdotal notes to the system, but true recording of what the learner is doing to gain knowledge doesn’t happen outside of the LMS in online classrooms.

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Beyond the Walkthrough

Classroom walkthroughs and formal observations are a standard in K-12 education.  An observation may be informal, such as a five minute walkthrough, or formal in which a teacher is observed for an entire class session. These observations provide a glimpse into a teacher’s instruction as well as the classroom environment.   For administrators, these interactions are critical to developing reflective dialogue and collaboration with teachers, in addition to, providing support in terms of guidance and professional development.

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Create a School Environment that Embraces Blended Learning

The integration of technology in our day to day lives can be found in almost all sectors of society.  Education is no different.  Technology has the ability to help educators disrupt learning in ways that were almost unheard of in the past.  This was evident when online learning appeared on the scene and created a new pathway to learning.  And as the technology continued to evolve so did the delivery models for learning.  Instead of students doing all their learning online at a distance or in a traditional classroom, teachers began creating blended learning opportunities in their classrooms.

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Setting the Bar in Digital Literacy

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