How xAPI & Caliper will change K12 education forever

A Learning Record Store, is what can make personalized learning possible in K-12 education.

This post was originally published on February 4th, 2016 and we are repurposing it here. We've revised it to fit in with our discussions about how xAPI technology can be used with a Learning Record Store. 

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Why have a Learning Record Store?

You know what a Learning Record Store is but why do you need one?

That’s a quote from an outstanding blog post by the good people over at Learning Locker where they explain why a company or organization would need a Learning Record Store (LRS).

It’s a broad and basic quote for sure but, in our minds, is extremely applicable within the context of education.

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What is a Learning Record Store?

What is a learning record store and how will it help educators?

As a quick refresher a learning record store (LRS) is a place to store, sort and share data about someone’s learning experience.

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Thrivist and the Learning Record Store

Why Thrivist exists and how the Learning Record Store supports our mission

Today’s education market demands technology that is easy-to-use, intuitive, adapts to an individual’s learning style and creates actionable insights from the data collected.

Adaptive learning and actionable insights from data, we feel, are what is currently missing in education solutions today. There isn’t anyone in K-12 education working to solve those two problems.

Thrivist exists to solve those two problems.

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How ESSA supports personalized learning

What is the link between ESSA and personalized learning?

A while back we came across a great webinar put out by the good people at iNACOL about the link between ESSA and personalized learning. Obviously we were keen to check out how the new education law would support the increased personalization of learning.

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Here’s what we found out:

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