EXPERIENCE API – NEW STANDARD OF E-LEARNING SOFTWARE AND EXAMPLES OF ITS PRACTICAL USE

  • Oleksandr A. Shcherbyna Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, Kyiv
Keywords: Experience API, xAPI, Tin Can API, LRS, SCORM, LTI, LMS, Moodle

Abstract

The purpose of the article is to analyze features of the new standard of e-learning software - Experience API (xAPI), previously also known as the Tin Can API. The standard defines a way of interaction between xAPI-clients – software which students work with while e-learning process, and xAPI-servers – Learning Record Stores (LRS), which store data about their results. Standard also defines LRS data representation format and a way of data transfers between LRS, which makes it possible to combine several LRS into distributed database that could accumulate information about people training in formal, non-formal and informal education throughout life. The article contains review of available xAPI-clients, xAPI-servers, and the results of their testing, which prove the possibility of their usage in our educational institutions.

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Author Biography

Oleksandr A. Shcherbyna, Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, Kyiv
associate professor, PhD (technical sciences), associate professor of Information Technologies Department

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Published
2016-07-01
How to Cite
Shcherbyna, O. A. (2016). EXPERIENCE API – NEW STANDARD OF E-LEARNING SOFTWARE AND EXAMPLES OF ITS PRACTICAL USE. Information Technologies and Learning Tools, 53(3), 150-163. https://doi.org/10.33407/itlt.v53i3.1378
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ICT and learning tools in the higher education establishments