In this Dev Delve, we’ll explore a topic easily overlooked when viewing data science as a whole: What are the best practices for managing and transforming data to create the results that provide insights or predictions?Read More >
Whether it's tracking the performance of a Roth IRA or gathering demographics for product testing, data plays an important role in our personal and professional lives every day. And while data can provide helpful insights and ease everyday tasks, leveraging it for deeper insights can pose real challenges. In this Dev Delve, we’ll focus on two common issues when it comes to working with data—the prevalence of “data silos” and the work involved in solving the “data integration problem.” We’ll unpack these terms and uncover the underlying details that contribute to each of these challenges.Read More >
On Oct. 5, 2017, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced some exciting news regarding the adoption of the Experience API (xAPI), publishing an instruction mandating xAPI implementation for its distance learning systems. That might not sound like a huge deal (especially if you don’t work with the U.S. military), but to understand why this is important for the L&D industry, let’s review SCORM's history and how a similar instruction published several years ago impacted its adoption across the e-learning industry.Read More >
I try really hard to avoid being the stereotypical angry dev nerd who tells users they’re doing it wrong. In my mind, it’s completely unacceptable to tell users they’re using an application beyond its intended use. Besides, isn’t that the whole point—don’t you want people to use something you created in a way that’s beyond what you could have imagined?
And it’s one of these instances that left me with a challenge I was determined to figure out: How do I maximize the number of L&D reports per user dashboard while limiting load times and reducing latency?Read More >
Whether you have thousands of users, thousands of learning resources, or both, pinpointing the most beneficial training content and courses can be overwhelming for any L&D practitioner. In this post, we'll show you a simple way to get started and take a deep dive into the world of long-tail distribution.Read More >
A learner has multiple accounts that require different login IDs. So, if you're tracking a single learner across many systems, how will your LRS know that the various login identifiers are for the same person so you can report on all of his or her learning? Find out more in this Ask the Expert blog post.Read More >