EPUB 3 and the xAPI: An Open Platform for Activity-based Mobile Learning

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mLearnCon 2014 - June 25, 2014

Jason Haag

Research Analyst
Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative

Tyde Richards

IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee

The IEEE Actionable Data Book project is currently investigating open technologies compatible with the Open Stand Initiative. The goal is to define an open platform for mobile learning that is personalized, activity-based, and that has the potential for low-cost global adoption. The technical foundation for the project is the new EPUB 3 format for digital publications developed by the IDPF. It provides a framework for the structuring, packaging and mobile delivery of accessible HTML5 content.

In this session participants will explore a use case that leverages EPUB 3 as an open platform for mobile learning. You will learn from a collaboration with a new UNESCO World Heritage Site in Indonesia on a problem that relates mobile learning, tourism, indigenous culture, and rice production. You will discuss how this project incorporates Experience API, developed by the US Department of Defense Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative as an appropriate communication technology and possible candidate for standardization.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to leverage the lessons learned from the IEEE Actionable Data Book project
  • The basics of EPUB 3 and what it offers to mobile learning developers
  • Examples of EPUB 3 and existing templates that you can reuse for publishing eBook content
  • How xAPI can be combined with EPUB 3 to capture learner activities within an eBook experience

Novice designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
EPUB 3, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, eBooks, iOS, Android, smartphones, and tablets.


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