ERIC Number: EJ1093411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
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Reference Count: 35
Experience API: Flexible, Decentralized and Activity-Centric Data Collection
Kevan, Jonathan M.; Ryan, Paul R.
Technology, Knowledge and Learning, v21 n1 p143-149 Apr 2016
This emerging technology report describes the Experience API (xAPI), a new e-learning specification designed to support the learning community in standardizing and collecting both formal and informal distributed learning activities. Informed by Activity Theory, a framework aligned with constructivism, data is collected in the form of activity statements with the flexibility to describe a wide array of learning experiences from museum exhibits to learning environment interactions. Fast adoption by private sector tool developers and the majority of learning management systems used in academia suggests the specification may have long-term implications. This report summarizes major educational research opportunities and key challenges to implementation.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Learning Activities, Alternative Assessment, Constructivism (Learning), Experiential Learning, Museums, Exhibits, Educational Environment, Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Research, Research Opportunities, Program Implementation, Learning Theories, Simulated Environment
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