xAPI or Tin Can API has several benefits. These advantages can be for eLearning Content creators as well as for learners. Experience API was launched back in 2013 as a successor of SCORM. Nevertheless, it is still struggling hard to be adopted in the eLearning field.
Industry looks still satisfied with SCORM in 2019. However, the future of the eLearning industry is xAPI, and we have to move ahead with time.
To know more about xAPI, read What is Experience API?
Let’s take a look at the benefits of xAPI to understand why? xAPI is the future of the eLearning industry.
Benefits of xAPI
xAPI has vast benefits, but we’re going to talk about some most important ones.
1. Smarter than SCORM
Experience API is way smarter than SCORM and comes with some remarkable capability. It can do everything that SCORM can do. Even it performs more activities than SCORM.
It can provide great insight and a massive amount of learning data in your Learning Record Store.
2. More Enduring and Reliable
xAPI is a well-built eLearning standard with significant day to day use cases. It is more reliable and has fewer chances of error than SCORM.
As there are fewer errors and more security, it saves your time of troubleshooting the content and LMS problems. You can easily focus on other UI/UX trends for learners.
3. Huge Data Collection
xAPI allows you to collect multiple types of data, that gives you more accurate results. You can accumulate some advanced data like:
- Device (Computer, Tablet or Mobile)
- Screen Size
- Screen orientation
- Clicks (button clicks)
- Advanced Video Tracking and more
This data helps you updating content according to users’ needs, and you can understand the situation of the user.
4. Tracking Activities
xAPI can track activities happening everywhere, and even it works offline too. It works with Webpages, Simulations, Games, and eLearning Courses. It can record activities of different eLearning formats like:
- Interactive Learning
- Blended Learning
- Offline Learning
- Social Learning
- Mobile-Based Learning
- Team-based Learning
With xAPI, you can track the activities of your employees or learners. You can observe what they did in the quiz, total time spent, quiz reports of specific questions. Also, you can record the user’s input in free-form or essay questions.
5. Deep Reporting
eLearning is all about reporting and automation. We have to keep moving towards automation to achieve more in a short time. With Experience API, you can record learning data in an LRS.
Today’s Cloud-based LRS provides reporting and analysis based on data coming to LRS. You do not have to download reports and filter in some software for analysis.
Reports are already processed there, and you can email them directly. For automation, you can connect your LRS with tools like Zapier to perform automatic tasks on some other apps based on data coming into LRS. GrassBlade Cloud LRS also Zapier Integration for powerful automation.
6. Personalizing Experience
Experience API helps instructional designers making content more compelling for users. As it gives a more in-depth insight into user experience, it can improve the problems faced by users while completing a particular content.
Moreover, you can show relevant recommendations to learners based on their performance, rather than tons of irrelevant data.
7. Sound Future
It doesn’t seem any other standard is coming shortly. If you start creating content with xAPI today, you could be ahead of many others in the race of eLearning.
Keep reading, xAPI vs SCORM: Future of eLearning analytics?
Experience API is a stable, reliable, and secure standard with a great future ahead. People in the eLearning field are moving towards xAPI, so why not you. It is not much popular yet but has excellent capability and future.