Wednesday, March 13, 2013
#LSCON sensors and xAPI continued
(Overnight project - figure out a better blogging system)
XAPI - you really need to define what you need to capture before you capture it.
We are doubling the amount of information every day.
Does not mean we are doubling the knowledge.
We need to have an idea of what we are looking for.
XAPI and other technologies mean huge amounts of data.
In his model - RFID, validates person. Then toggle switch = action.
Eg Kris interacted with toggle switch.
It's about context.
What if I have many boxes with many switches?
( like an airplane cockpit)
It gives us a really interesting picture of how our learner are performing.
Flight simulators record everything they do. But on paper or (if really ahead) web page.
This gives great metrics on performance. Plus rewarded by less frequent decertification.
Apply this to other fields (ambulance, boat captain...)
By reporting directly through the mechanical interaction - more direct data. Maybe even more accurate? Definitely more efficient.
This is also not next button learning.
(Adding the kinethetic element Stephen Anderson talked about)