Why You Should Be Creating xAPI Content

By: Carrie McFarland on February 1, 2018

why-you-should-be-creating-xapi-content.jpeg

Many organizations and small businesses are still wrapping their heads around the benefits of e-learning and learning management systems. It is understandable that many are not even sure what xAPI means, let alone why they should be using it in conjunction with their current LMS.

Experience API, or xAPI, is the software specification that is letting one learning management system “speak with” other software. Whether it is with a database or other LMS, the two-way communication aspect is what makes it so special. And that is why it has become the new standard for the industry, following a decade of using the effective but limited SCORM.

Data Sharing

With experience API, the amount and type of data that can be shared is endless, while so much data is received from other tools that are being used around the e-learning structure. Everyone benefits from this sharing. Learners can provide suggestions, directly or indirectly, about what content is working and what content may not be so effective. Companies in different industries can analyze the results they are getting in employee training and education through their current learning management system.

Better Understand Learning

The major benefit of xAPI is how an organization or business can now fully understand how learning is taking place through the LMS, and how that learning is impacting the business. Every aspect of the learning journey is now trackable and analyzed. For instance, a company can see how quickly an employee completed certain courses, and they can correlate that course completion with any improvements or issues with the employee’s performance at work.

More Efficient Learning

The goal of any learning system setup is to achieve more consistent and efficient learning. With the tracking and analysis capabilities of xAPI, businesses now have a much clearer picture of what is working, and what needs improvement. If they notice that all employees are struggling with a particular course, and they are not improving at that area of their job either, it is clear that section of the learning management system is not functioning as it should.

System Integration

Being able to integrate the learning management system with a database, or integrate two LMS with each other, is so useful. With xAPI, it is even possible to deliver learning and training content to employees or customers through apps and websites – without the need for them to log into any LMS interface. That gives companies so much more flexibility in how they can structure and leverage e-learning content.

Next%20Generation_Learning_xAPI_Mobility_Modernization_Blog%20Single.jpg

Top 3 Benefits of a Mobile Learning Management System

By: Nicole Migacz on Dec.12, 18

Read More

Microlearning: The Top Choice for Restaurants Training Millennials

By: Gary Iles on Dec.11, 18

Read More

Modern Market Eatery Meets a Modern, Mobile Employee Experience

By: Carrie McFarland on Dec.6, 18

Read More

3 Ways Video-Based Learning Will Increase Restaurant Productivity

By: Carrie McFarland on Dec.6, 18

Read More

Top Restaurant Technology Trends to Watch out for in 2019

By: Bob Paulsen on Dec.5, 18

Read More

4 Employee Training and Development Trends for 2019

By: Nicole Migacz on Nov.29, 18

Read More

Go Digital: Mobile Employee Training for Retailers

By: Gary Iles on Nov.28, 18

Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility and Mobile Training Programs

By: Bob Paulsen on Nov.27, 18

Read More

5 Great Articles about Retail Employee Training Trends

By: Carrie McFarland on Nov.20, 18

Read More