Category: Open Source

  • 2020 was all About xAPI Profiles (for us)

    2020 was all About xAPI Profiles (for us)

    Like many of you in 2020, Megan and I had to seriously change how we’ve managed our work/life balance, household, workflow(s). Here’s what we got done.

  • Filling in xAPI’s Most Important Gaps

    Filling in xAPI’s Most Important Gaps

    2017 is a year that is really testing our capacities and limits. Politics, natural disasters, cyber security threats, budgets… even ADL has hit some road bumps. We formed the Data Interoperability Standards Consortium (DISC) a few years ago specifically to hedge against disruptions to ADL’s capacity for spec stewardship so that the people who rely […]

  • What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?

    What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?

    Towards the end of last year, our big announcement was the formation of the not-for-profit Consortium formed to handle the governance and address the evolution of xAPI with/for ADL. xAPI, being open-source and licensed as Apache 2.0, doesn’t require ADL’s permission for us to do this. That’s a feature, not a bug — we licensed […]

  • What You Missed at TRYxAPI – ATD ICE

    What You Missed at TRYxAPI – ATD ICE

    Riptide Software hosted a fantastic event on Saturday for the launch of TRYxAPI.com. The afternoon featured John Delano, Nick Washburn and myself leading a critically needed dialogue around the Experience API about what matters to executive leadership, and to a field that is still largely making sense of major changes happening in the learning & development field. Our […]

  • xAPI Communities of Practice

    xAPI Communities of Practice

    Last year, ADL began organizing Communities of Practice around the design considerations and implementation of xAPI in different contexts. There are many ways xAPI can be applied — how one designs and develops best really depends on the use case. Yesterday, Ben Betts announced his leadership of a Badges Community of Practice, and I was both surprised and […]

  • IEEE "State of the xAPI" Survey Results Released

    IEEE "State of the xAPI" Survey Results Released

    With over 40 different vendors and 80 different commercial and open-source tools, I’m happy to release the results of the first State of the xAPI: Tools Survey on behalf of the IEEE xAPI Study Group. This data has been collected from vendors voluntarily sharing information beyond just simply stating they’ve adopted. In this comma-separated-value (CSV) file, you’ll see […]

  • How Open Source Can Reframe a Market

    How Open Source Can Reframe a Market

    Update: This is cross-posted to the Learning Locker blog, too! I don’t know how many open source project leaders think about the overall design of their project, including the community and the market in which the software or the *thing* they’re building will exist in, but it’s something Megan & I worked through a lot about […]