Experience API (xAPI): Potential for Open Educational Resources
In the past, Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) had been the most successful learning standard in recording learning activities within web-based training systems, but it was created prior to widespread use of other types of delivery platforms and learning environments such as mobile devices, intelligent tutors, virtual worlds, games, wearables, and social networking tools. For example, mobile learning is now a ubiquitous educational technology; it can accommodate both formal and informal learning, in collaborative or individual learning modes. These capabilities can augment the performance of today’s learners, but the process cannot be tracked by SCORM. It is restricted to tracking specific course oriented things such as lesson pages viewed, test scores, and module completions; the content must be managed through a Learning Management System (LMS).