Learning Record Stores. UNESCO meets to prepare for new learning technologies in a connected world.
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — We are witnessing a growing phenomenon play out before our eyes. The extraordinary medium of mobile has set the world ablaze with anytime-anywhere communications and placed unbelievable power into the hands of education providers and their students. Via an unprecedented and unrelenting growth trend, mobile is currently clocking six billion subscriptions worldwide – with planet Earth shortly becoming home to more mobile-connected devices than human beings. UNESCO recently hosted Mobile Learning Week at their Paris headquarters, where delegates George Churchwell and Mark Lamont led the conversation on mobile learning technologies and Learning Record Stores (LRS) have the potential to turn education on its head.
“Learning has never just happened in courses, but there are more places than ever for our end-users to learn,” stated George Churchwell, co-founder of Tech 2000. “Tech 2000′s use of mobile and LRS technology allows educational platforms to follow students, rather than expecting them to come to the institution. We focus our training on WCIDWT (What can I do with that?). If I have that knowledge or skill, what will I be able to do, that I couldn’t before? Our customers, and our customers’ customers are carrying all the information in the world around in their pockets – they don’t need to learn more, they need to be able to do more.” The point was well received as it solves a common problem raised at UNESCO – the need for educators to understand how mLearning investments are utilized and how they improve learning in different contexts.
George Churchwell centered his topic on the evolution of a Learning Record Store (LRS) and the analytics of Tin Can API, sometimes known as the Experience API or xAPI, that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a student has online and offline. This API captures data in a consistent format about a person or group’s activities from many technologies. Very different systems are able to securely communicate by capturing and sharing this stream of activities using Tin Can’s simple vocabulary.
A transcript and visual narrative of the UNESCO mLearning presentation by Mark Lamont and George Churchwell is available at: http://yhk.li/z13gn
About Tech 2000
Tech 2000, Inc. is an IT training organization that designs and delivers educational solutions tailored to support their client’s business and learning objectives and strives to develop ground breaking delivery methods for educational materials. Tech 2000 is the five-time consecutive winner of the Cisco LP Global Innovation Partner of the Year. Tech 2000 has excelled in driving Mobile Learning Strategies with over 100 mobile applications including the Cisco CCNA Exam Prep and Appnetic, which won the 2011 and 2013 Brandon Hall Awards for Excellence respectively. For more information, visit http://www.t2000inc.com/.
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