Archive for April, 2015

LRS – Learning Record Store

Posted in Learning Record Store on April 13, 2015 by Mister A

I have been reading about what shelly blake-block has been up to lately as I believe he has done incredible things in the classroom and it sent me in the direction of trying to understand what xAPI and LRS’s are. xAPI or (experience Application Programming Interface) is what teachers and designers would call it and Tin Can API is what developers would call it. An LRS is a place where you can record learning that happens for you at any time and xAPI is a way to get that learning to your LRS.  I think an LRS (learning record store) is simply a way to record learning and xAPI are methods used to get all that learning into one place which would be considered the LRS.  I don’t know if this is way off base but I think any individual learner can create there own LRS and their own xAPI using tags, various social media, a blog, and any mobile device or computer they interact with each day.  They can also utilize various softwares being created like Zapier, Idonethis, and ScormCloud to either deliver content or share their own learning with their LRS.  I am going to try and use this blog as an LRS and make a post each week about what I am learning.  I am using Zapier, gmail, and Idonethis to automatically post daily learnings as drafts to this blog and I will share them on Sundays. at the end of a post like this.  (not really sure of any of that) I once asked Dean Groom who was doing the coolest things in his classroom and he said it was teachpaperless.  and even though Dean can be a bit of an ODD DUCK…I really respect his opinion…. xAPI and LRS’s are what I think Shelley is messing with at Yet Analytics, so maybe I should follow suit…or at least learn about xAPI and LRS’s…so I think I will read Ender’s Game.

Listed Below are the drafts I posted during the week.  Learning improves when you think about what you are learning and have learned…I think that is called metacognition.

What I learned of 2015-04-12T14:31:11.959

I started my first weekly draft in my LRS. I watched the first episode in a documentary about Viet Nam. Things began really heating up there the year I was born…1965. US leaders decided that body count would determine who would win the war. In the battle of the Ia Dang Valley…US lost 252 soldiers and North viet nam VC lost 3000. US considered this a huge victory and according to the documentary is why they decided a war of attrition would be their best bet. I wonder what my friend wales thought about that. this is his hat.

What I learned of 2015-04-11T02:43:19.426

I started learning about various xAPI apps and LRS sites that can be used to document learning.

I gained a better understanding of xAPI, LRS’s and application integration.

I made zapier, idonethis, and scormcloud accounts and began experimenting with them. I am still unsure how all this is supposed to work but it was fun to mess with.

2015-04-10T19:59:13.532

I started messing with Scorm Cloud and continued to try and better understand xAPI.