With xAPI, Project TinCan is creating a firm foundation for the future of e-learning. Now, professionals in the fields of HR, L&D and education have the option of capturing previously unthinkable volumes of data, along with highly effective analytics options that firmly connect learning with business outcomes. Let’s look at some of the ways in which this incredible new technology will continue to shake up e-learning.
Back to business: Linking learning with business outcomes
For years, L&D and HR professionals have struggled to precisely define the value of various learning and e-learning activities in real business terms. While very few would argue that learning has no business value, it’s never been easy to say exactly what that value is in real monetary terms. With xAPI, we finally have some clarity and tangible facts to put this discussion to rest. xAPI pools data from across your company’s business process management systems (enterprise resource planning, HR management, property management, customer relations management, etc.), so you can see exactly where learning content is making an impact. Now, you can track where your learning activities are paying off in terms of real-life performance improvements.
We’ve always believed that there is a direct link between learning, behavioral change, and business performance. Now, we can prove it and even put a dollar amount on it! xAPI lets you measure the true financial value of your company’s investment in learning. That way, you know exactly what your learning activities mean to your company’s business success.