Accession Number:

ADA620794

Title:

Nextgen Navy eLearning Tracking

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

The Navys eLearning NeL computer-based learning system relies on a Learning Management System LMS for content delivery and tracking learning information. One major obstacle with NeLs current LMS implementation is that tracking of learning can only be done while a user is on a desktop computer using an Internet browser to connect to the LMS software. However, not all learning takes place within an Internet browser on a desktop computer. The Experience-API xAPI, also known as Tin Can API and SCORM 2.0, is a standard maintained by Advanced Distributed Learning ADL that decouples the tracking of learning information from the content delivery. Any piece of software implementing the xAPI standard running on any networked device can track learning activity and store that data inside of a Learning Record Store LRS. A prototype system was developed in a virtual environment to showcase the use of the xAPILRS to track quiz data, and the quiz data could then be synced from the LRS to the LMS. The prototype showed that xAPI, along with its LRS, can overcome the NeLs AtlasPro LMS limitation of only tracking learning from a users desktop computer using an Internet browser.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE