Chapter 43Understanding the Experience API

Gary Woodill


After more than two decades of the development of learning management systems and the shareable content object reference model (SCORM), an interoperability standard for learning content, there is something new in the field of tracking online learning achievements. This is new software called the Experience API (xAPI), which for a period of time was also known as the Tin Can API.

One of the first applications to use the Experience API was Tappestry, an app launched by Float Mobile Learning at the DevLearn conference in 2012 (mLearnCon 2012 was its public beta release). In total, eleven ...

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