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Weeknotes 10/23

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3rd week into my new job and I’ve got a ton to think about, especially as concerns xAPI and Caliper. Thinking maybe now’s a good time to try installing an LRS at home?

What have you been making this week?

This week, I’ve:

  • Adding a presentation layer to my Google Charts data viz using the bootstrap framework.
  • Automating the translation of the original clickstream data for the Google Charts using formulas in Excel. My first foray into using formulas!
  • Designing my first Free Code Camp front-end project, a one-page portfolio also built on the bootstrap framework. Take a look at the work-in-progress: http://codepen.io/anthkris/full/xwpPrE/
  • Reading up on xAPI and the new Caliper spec.

2 Comments

  1. Donielle
    December 1, 2015 - Reply

    Hi Kristin! Have you found any readings that give a good introduction to xAPI and LRSs? I am beginning to look into this as a solution, and any suggested readings would be greatly appreciated.

    • December 1, 2015

      Hi Donielle,
      Here’s an intro article: http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/1271/the-xapi-and-the-lms-what-does-the-future-hold

      However, I have found a real dearth of actual implementation information. For example, I was trying to install an LRS of my own to play with and it is incredibly technical and difficult. Also solutions like Articulate Storyline do output a very limited number of things using the xAPI spec, but in order to track more and more meaningful things, you will have to write your own code. I haven’t found a lot of info on that either.

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