3 ways xAPI will make you a hero

Use the xAPI or IMS Caliper specs to bring clarity to your schools

If you've been reading this blog, hung around our website or been digging into something called distributed learning then you're likely familiar with newer learning specifications like xAPI (Tin Can) and IMS Caliper. 

Acronyms with an 'x' in them and terms like 'learning specification' are not very approachable. So here's a one sentence summary:

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Big data will help you personalize learning

Use big data to adapt and personalize learning paths for your learners

We just read a great article by Blake Beus over at EContent that discussed how professional organizations and companies can utilize big data to help personalize learning for their employees. 

What Blake posits for companies and corporations holds true for K-12 education. Big data, (big education data) can be harnassed to personalize learning for all learners, both students and teachers alike.

How so?

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The Early adopters of learning analytics

 

 Business and higher education are using big data tactics to improve outcomes. Can K-12 leverage Learning Analytics to do the same?

The new class of software that perfectly compliments an LMS called a Learning Record Stores (LRS) is starting to take hold in the business and higher ed spheres. Why? Because an LRS is a learning data warehouse of sorts that let's us employ cutting edge learning analytics to inform everything from learner profiles to new learning models.

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Avoid Vendor Lock with a Learning Record Store

Avoid vendor lock by using an LRS powered by the xAPI or Caliper learning specifications.

As our friends at Learning Locker have so perfectly stated, "each individual learner has the right to own and use data that is about their

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How Learning data supports personalized learning

We aren't really personalizing learning. Not like we could be. 

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