The wide range of formats and platforms used in corporate learning needs to be carefully managed so that users can easily find all the information they need, but those responsible for learning also need information: Which formats and content are used? Where are there gaps? How can the content offered be optimised? xAPI provides data – and lays the groundwork for improvements.
Write and save learning experiences
xAPI stands for Experience Application Programming Interface. This is an interface to application programming that makes it possible to write and read data gained from learning experiences, with uniform statements generated in a wide variety of learning resources and stored in the Learning Record Store.
xAPI statements always have the same form, no matter where they were generated: actor – verb – object (“I did this”). The actor is the person or group learning, verb describes the action and object is the learning object.
e.g.: “Norman Newbie finished the onboarding WBT.” “Barbara Boardmember completed the quiz.”
The statements generated are stored in the Learning Record Store (LRS), which they can be retrieved from. It collects data from all source systems and makes it available for systematic retrieval.
xAPI connects the relevant components of your corporate learning programme, paving the way to your learning ecosystem.
- Provide training in frequently requested topics differently/more comprehensively
- Advertise important, but relatively seldom content more vigorously
- Remove unused content from the selection
- Define and track learning pathways
- Making employee development transparent
- Improve navigation within the courses on offer