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March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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ECO913 Choosing a Learning Record Store

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, March 18

Ecosystem - Technology


With the advent of the xAPI, a new learning technology product has come into being: the learning record store (LRS). It is a requirement for using the xAPI to track learner behavior, serving as a repository for data generated by the xAPI statements. Stakeholders need to know the basics of how LRSs work and the range of features available in them in order to make intelligent acquisition, ecosystem design, and implementation decisions. In order to use the xAPI, you must have an LRS.

In this session, you will learn the process of choosing an LRS and making an informed decision. You will learn the basics of LRSs and the range of considerations for choosing a system. You will see how the xAPI is becoming an important addition to the learning technology landscape, allowing the tracking of virtually any learner behavior and enabling data analytics. You will also learn why it is quickly gaining traction among learning organizations.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How an LRS works
  • Why an LRS is necessary for the xAPI
  • The range of features possible in products
  • A rational process for choosing

Intermediate and advanced developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:

Peter Berking

Senior Instructional Designer

Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative

Peter Berking, a senior instructional designer with the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative since 2008, has more than 18 years of experience in a broad base of instructional design and development activities, for products ranging from technology-driven eLearning products and performance support systems to instructor-led courses. He is a subject matter expert in instructional design and advanced learning technologies, publishing articles for industry publications and presenting at conferences. He has an MA in instructional research and curriculum development from UC Berkeley and a professional certificate in instructional design from Marymount University.

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