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


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.

News for Youse | Jisc/Apereo Learning Analytics Hackathon

By Megan Bowe (Partner, MakingBetter)

This hackathon is happening as a preconference activity to the SOLAR’s Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK16) in Edinburgh. The hackathon will be two days, April 25th and 26th. We’re psyched because this hackathon will focus on interoperability, particularly in xAPI vocabulary. [Read more…]

Why Profiles are Important to xAPI Right Now

by: Megan Bowe

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Profiles | Fall, 2015

We are tracking all known communities of practice and every known published profile of xAPI. [Read more…]

What is CMI5 and Why Should You Care?

By: Art Werkenthin

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