ct 18(16): e2

Research Article

Towards a novel and LMS-free Pervasive Learning System exploiting the Experience API

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.156383,
        author={Spyros Panagiotakis and Koralia Papadokostaki and Kostas Vassilakis and Athanasios Malamos},
        title={Towards a novel and LMS-free Pervasive Learning System exploiting the Experience API},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies},
        volume={5},
        number={16},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={CT},
        year={2018},
        month={7},
        keywords={Experience API, Tin Can API, xAPI, LRS, SCORM, mobile learning, pervasive computing, Adaptive learning, e-learning},
        doi={10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.156383}
    }
    
  • Spyros Panagiotakis
    Koralia Papadokostaki
    Kostas Vassilakis
    Athanasios Malamos
    Year: 2018
    Towards a novel and LMS-free Pervasive Learning System exploiting the Experience API
    CT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.156383
Spyros Panagiotakis1,*, Koralia Papadokostaki1, Kostas Vassilakis2, Athanasios Malamos1
  • 1: Department of Informatics Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, TEI Campus, Estavromenos, 71004 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • 2: Department of Electrical Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, TEI Campus, Estavromenos, 71004 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
*Contact email: spanag@ie.teicrete.gr

Abstract

Experience API (xAPI), the evolution of SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) in e-learning content specifications, stably gains ground in education, defense and training. In this paper we shortly describe the xAPI specification, compare it to its predecessor, the SCORM, and present our novel, Pervasive Learning System, which exploits the features offered by xAPI. Our implementation provides adapted learning content to the user according to his past activities, which are monitored via xAPI. Furthermore, our system provides the course instructor with a Dashboard and several powerful Learning Analytics. The latter offer insights into the learner‘s use of the course, average scores, actions performed and so on. Our Learning System does not involve the deployment of any Learning Management System. It is a flexible integrated system that may track and monitor the actions of users without the implication of external applications, whereas the statements may origin from diverse, scattered platforms.