As learning professionals, we’ve lived in a SCORM world for a least the past decade; SCORM being the set of standards for sharing and tracking learning content. But the world has started to evolve, and these days, it’s abuzz with talk of xAPI. (Not as familiar with xAPI? Click here.)

We’re pretty geeked about xAPI ourselves. If you’ve talked to us at conferences, participated in our learning cohorts, or read our latest blog posts, this probably comes as no surprise. In fact, Megan spends a lot of time discussing xAPI with instructional designers and learning and development leaders.

In the Winter 2016 issue of xAPI Quarterly, she answers two frequently asked questions:

  1. “What can I do with xAPI that I couldn’t do with SCORM?”
  2. “If I can track everything, I could get an enormous amount of data. How do I choose what data to track?”

The short of it is, xAPI provides the means to track far more about the learning experience (not just the course) than ever before. And there are models in place to help us understand what makes sense to track. Check out Megan’s article for a deeper dive and a peek at what life looks like in a post-SCORM world.