At The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo 2012 in Las Vegas, vTrainingRoom is pleased to announce the release of vTrainingTracker.
vTrainingTracker is a Tin Can API-enabled Learning Record Store (LRS) fully compatible with both the .90 and .95 versions of the Experience API (also known as Tin Can API). This SaaS (software as a service) offers new opportunities to track, report, and reward learners.
Michael Roberts, managing partner at vTrainingRoom commented, “To move learning forward, architecture has to evolve; adopting Tin Can is the pathway.” Tin Can has been described as a standard that allows for the tracking and recording of learning experiences anywhere, from any device. The Tin Can LRS is the core component of this new service that makes it possible to store and retrieve information. Other boutique services provided along with the LRS include data visualization and gamification tools.
In the company’s announcement, Roberts noted, “With the use of Tin Can, the LRS is able to standardize and record a learner’s ‘less standard’ learning experiences. That gives educators a better way to later pull and visualize that previously hard-to-deal-with data, monitor learning outcomes, and most importantly, it gives them the ability to instantly reward participation … It’s a mechanical carrot on a stick.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, in his Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, writes: “Mowing the lawn or waiting in a dentist’s office can become enjoyable provided one restructures the activity by providing goals, rules, and the other elements of enjoyment” found in games. So, can a LRS ensure a dentist visit is fun? Not really. But record, measure, and reward those visits? It certainly could do that.
vTrainingTracker couples reliable storage and retrieval of learner experiences with gamification. With the release of this tool, there is now a simple way to track skills gained and quickly reward participation. It takes over for functions that traditional learning management systems currently don’t handle very well, and integrates tightly with systems that also use the Tin Can API, like ScholarLMS.
Visit vTrainingRoom at DevLearn 2012 in booth 228!
vTrainingRoom is a San Diego-based firm. Founded as an eLearning services organization, this start-up company is proficient with evolving technologies
like mLearning and TinCan. Its eLearning consultants provide support for organizations seeking to build and enhance enterprise eLearning programs. vTrainingRoom’s unparalleled vision for mLearning, and the creative solutions provided, serve organizations at all levels and industries worldwide.
Editor’s Note: Video interview added Nov. 14, 2012