Data visualizations are an easy-to-use, essential tool for understanding and communicating the complex stories that data and analytics can tell. Creating multiple visualizations allows a developer to explore the data and learn some of the interesting ideas, patterns, and surprises it contains.
It’s here: xAPI is the emerging learning data and analytics specification that will replace—and completely supersede—SCORM in coming years. Also called Experience API, xAPI is an open, industry-wide specification for sending, storing, and retrieving activity about learning and performance experiences.
xAPI has arrived! While some might still debate if xAPI is “ready,” we feel that it clearly is here to stay, and can now make a tremendous impact on your organization through authoring tool xAPI support “out of the box.” xAPI promises significantly improved insight into learners and more varied data and data streams.
For over a decade, SCORM has been the industry standard for e-learning, helping learning and development professionals track the completion of courses and recording assessment scores. But now there's a new standard in town: xAPI, offering far larger data sets and the ability to connect multiple platforms.
Carnegie Foundation President Anthony S. Bryk discusses the topic of “Advancing Quality in Continuous Improvement” in his keynote at the 2018 Carnegie Summit. Reflecting on seven diverse examples of quality improvement work in action, Bryk presents four key lessons illuminated by these efforts.