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Aaron Silvers
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Wanna get as much as you can from the upcoming xAPI Camp - Toronto, November 17? Join us for a sneak peek at speakers, topics and the chance to get questions about the event answered.

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Hi all. It's been quiet for the past few months, but the good news is that the PAR is drafted. It's pretty much a procedural step but it's available for viewing below. 

The long and short of it is that when the project is set up, the scope is to keep the spec as-is. So... if you're already adopting 1.0.1, things should work into the conceivable future.

If you're a vendor, this means that you can implement 1.0.1 with a pretty good measure of trust that your investment is going to last for a long haul. And if you're in an organization looking to make use of tools that use the Experience API, you can purchase with some certainty that a product using 1.0 is going to still be useful for years to come.

Feel free to ask questions and make comments below.

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IEEE "State of the #xAPI" Survey Results Released

With over 40 different vendors and 80 different commercial and open-source tools, I’m happy to release the results of the first State of the xAPI: Tools Survey on behalf of the IEEE xAPI Study Group. This data has been collected from vendors voluntarily…

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In the fourth of our interview series with people making waves with the Experience API, we'll talk with my good friend and former colleague +Jono Poltrack, the Director of Operations at the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative Co-Laboratory in Alexandria, VA. The team at ADL has been working on catalyzing work with Competencies and Experience API. The prototypes emerging may well accelerate common approaches to competency, badges and more. Please join us!

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Hi all,

We're going to kick off a series of interviews with vendors, practitioners and members of neighboring standards efforts and share some first-hand experiences and observations from our neighbors about working with Experience API. +Chris Benes is the CTO of RVIBE, whose Persistent Learning System introduces a novel use of xAPI in a virtual learning environment.

Stay tuned for a schedule with more people, names and faces you probably don't know but need to and most importantly the case studies that will inspire and help us scope our effort in the coming months.

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In the second of our series of interviews with adopters, current and potential, of the Experience API, we'll talk with Allen Rodgers, the Director of the Developer Network and API Program at Pearson Higher Education. Pearson's Learning Studio projects present a novel approach to pushing learning outside of the traditional classroom and/or online experience. We're going to talk about the Experience API and the potential part it has to play, as well as other standards and technologies.

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Hi all,

We're going to kick off a series of interviews with vendors, practitioners and members of neighboring standards efforts and share some first-hand experiences and observations from our neighbors about working with Experience API. +Chris Benes is the CTO of RVIBE, whose Persistent Learning System introduces a novel use of xAPI in a virtual learning environment.

Stay tuned for a schedule with more people, names and faces you probably don't know but need to and most importantly the case studies that will inspire and help us scope our effort in the coming months.

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Hi all,

If you would be so kind as to pilot a survey for us, it would be well appreciated.

Our Study Group is advancing on its function in scoping the request to standardize the Experience API (xAPI, for short; sometimes referred to as “Tin Can API”). With the xAPI specification published by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) holding stable a full year since it’s release in April 2013, it would be helpful for people in multiple IEEE standards efforts, ADL’s stakeholders, vendors who have already adopted and for organizations making decisions about purchasing products with xAPI to get a clear picture of what tools are available that support the technology and how it is supported by the different tools.

The results of this survey, in the form of a spreadsheet in Google Drive will be licensed CC0 to be used universally. A link will be shared to view the responses and it will be exported in CSV format to GitHub. A report will be prepared for the IEEE xAPI Study Group that will released CC-BY and published as a Markdown (.md) document in GitHub where additional insights may be incorporated from the community.

For help in filling out this survey, please contact me directly at aaron.e.silvers@ieee.org.

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Some of you may be wondering where other discussions around Experience API are happening (and likely, where they're more lively). I've started compiling a list here, but please add on/recommend forums and discussion groups that aren't in there yet. 
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