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

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

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 25


Marina 6

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.

Jason Haag

Research Analyst

Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative

Jason Haag is the mobile learning team lead and a research analyst for the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative. His interest and background is in learning systems, web technology, and standards. Jason spent eight years supporting the US Navy’s eLearning program in both engineering and management roles before joining ADL in 2009. He is currently employed by the Tolliver Group and provides systems engineering and technical assistance (SETA) support for ADL; his primary focus is mobile learning research, including instructional design and performance support, mobile device platforms and technology, interface design for learning, and best practices for implementation.

Tyde Richards


IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee

Tyde Richards chairs the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee and IEEE Actionable Data Book project and has over 25 years of experience in the field of technology-supported learning. His career has emphasized the relationship of advanced technology to interoperability. He has held related positions in academia (USC), the corporate world (Apple Computer, Macromedia, IBM) and under contract to the U.S. Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL). He was instrumental in helping define, standardize, and globally promote the the ADL Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM).

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