Distributed learning design paradigm
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.