You probably already know about xAPI from our article on the Learning Record Store (LRS).
It is the new reporting standard issued by the ADL agency and developed to evaluate training and learning activities within the US Department of Defense.
This standard, which exists since 2016, is gradually making its way to corporate learning ecosystems.
Military spending has often paved the way for innovations. We owe them tehcnologies such mobile phones, GPS, virtual reality, mass production of automobiles…which at first were developed for military use before being extended to the general public.
E-learning is no exception. The U.S. Department of Defense is constantly seeking innovation in this area. It has already brought forth many specifications on current e-learning standards (xAPI, Scorm…).
Today, we want to discuss another concept on which ADL is working. They call it the Total Learning Architecture (TLA).
It is a functional, technical architecture that focuses on the learning continuum. Much research and publications are still being done on TLA.
This architecture has as main goal to move organizations from a content-centric to a user-centric model. It also makes it possible to interrupt learning as well as supporting decision and finally, to take into account the all learning experiences (multi-modality).