Distributed Learning for K12 Part 3: Collect

In this brief blog series we'll be discussing the concept of Distributed Learning. What it is, the impact it has on K12 education, best practices for use in your school/district and other useful tips and tricks. Before diving into this post it might prove helpful to start at the beginning. Part 1 and part 2

 

Congrats on getting to step three! Seriously though, taking those first few steps and identifying the types of experiences and behaviors to measure and track is awesome.

Give yourself a pat on the back! 

Next we need to begin to collect the data that you have determined to be most important to your school and district.

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Capture informal learning data into your learning record store

3 ways to populate your learning record store with informal learning data.

Our friends at Watershed published a post earlier this week about different stratgies to collect data from learners distributed learning activities. 

That lead us to consider the different ways that K-12 educators, administrators and stakeholders could do likewise. 

How? 

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Does xAPI mean the end of the resume?

xAPI technology makes this a likely possibility

We were absolutely tickled to check Twitter yesterday morning and find this article on Tech Crunch. 

The article makes the claim that with the rise of technology like xAPI, the traditional resume is on the path to extinction in favor of the Experience Graph. 

Why?

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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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The benefits of a learning record store

The benefits of an LRS are many. We'll spotlight six to whet your appetites. 

A Learning Record Store is (say it with us now) a place to store, sort and share all kinds of learning data. 

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