What’s In A Name? Expanding the Vocabulary of xAPI

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By Jason Haag (SETA Contractor, ADL)

 

Most people are familiar with the famous quote, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” In other words, if you call a rose something else, it still smells the same. This affectionate Shakespeare reference highlights that the names of things alone do not affect what they really are. Vocabulary has been a key concern for the xAPI community, especially those working in analytics. The new vocabulary companion specification takes a big step forward for our community. 
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News for Youse: xAPI Companion Vocabulary Spec

This spec was released in February 2016 and it’s very important to the growth and future interoperability of xAPI. Jason Haag wrote an article in this quarter’s journal introducing the spec. Check out Jason’s article here or head straight down the rabbit hole right here.

Vocabulary | Winter, 2016

There is big news coming to the world of vocab and xAPI, but it’s not ready to publish quite yet. The ADL Working Group has been working on a specification for xAPI vocab which will help all of us work with vocab. We will post details as we can. [Read more…]

Vocabulary | Fall, 2015

This is the place where we will update you on any new vocabulary we learn of, inside and outside of profiles.

First Update! We scraped the Rustici registry and ADL’s controlled vocabulary to fill up the index. [Read more…]