Distributed learning design paradigm

Distributed learning design paradigm

For xAPI to make sense, we need to take a more holistic approach to what it is to teach in the digital space. By this we mean we need to look beyond the LMS, that place that so many love to hate. By viewing course experiences as a network of experiences stitched together by faculty and instructional designers, we are able to adopt a world view where data flows to and from places other then just traditional LMS.

While the LMS is an important piece in data collection and generation, the power of xAPI and Learning Analytics in general can be found in adopting solutions that favor integration over consolidation. This could be as simple as making sure that tools built or adopted at your institution have well made APIs and/or already emit xAPI statements or are able to ingest them.

An important piece to a truly distributed learning paradigm is envisioning solutions where learning tracking and collection are not mutually exclusive. For this, we will quickly cover what an LRS or Learning Record Store is, and why they are important.

ELMS