In one of the first examples of its kind, the Jefferson Institute supported the VIKING 18 exercise organizers' delivery of Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) capabilities into a large scale, multinational collective training event. VIKING 18 is a 10-day civil-military exercise, held April 2018 in Sweden, and involving more than 2,500 trainees from 50 countries. See related ADLnet blog post: Viking 18
We built many of the 29 courses delivered, retrofitted legacy courses to be xAPI compliant, and stood up a secure LRS to collect the xAPI results. xAPI is a system specification that lets learning technologies better record, aggregate, and analyze learning performance data, particularly across diverse learning experiences.
Online education becomes mainstream
We are utilizing xAPi and non-xAPi data to track performances of participants in all segments of the training with online learning and simulations as modern essentials. We displayed these live learning results along side live exercise data on an implementation of VIDI Dataviz, our stand alone learning analytics dashboard, demonstrating its capability for vizualizing asynchronous data streams from diverse sources in multiple formats and of various scales.