What is a LRS?

A Learning Record Store (LRS) is a data store system that can be used to receive, store and returning data about learning experiences, achievements and on the job performance. An LRS offers organisations a way to study the relationship between experiences and outcomes, whether that is customer satisfaction, engagement, better safety records, more sales or increased productivity.

Learning experiences can be across several different platforms, including websites, apps, and not just a LMS. A LRS allows you to collect data from different sources, both online and offline. It offers the capability to create very detailed learning analytics, due to the vast amount of data it can record and store. The great thing about this system is that it is extremely adaptable, and thus can be used in a variety of industry sectors.

You can use it to track activities beyond the boundaries of learning, not only can you use the data collected to understand what leads top performers in a business to be the top performers, but you can also use it to improve learning design and personalise learning experiences.

LRS is an enabling technology that allows organisations to collect people’s learning experiences from a variety of sources. Companies all over the world use it to gather data that can be used to study the relationship between experience and outcomes, and thus improve results.

How does Skillslive make all this possible?

As an innovator in the corporate learning sector, Skillslive and the Experience API (or xAPI) are a power combinaiton. Why, its simple - xAPI provides a new specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person 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 xAPI’s simple vocabulary.

The Experience API is great for tracking

  • Mobile Learning
  • Gamification
  • Simulations
  • Informal Learning
  • Soft Skills
  • Real World Performance

The Experience API lets you do things that weren’t easy or even possible

  • Access relevant learning content or resource materials outside the LMS
  • Maintain complete control over content delivery and user experience
  • Freely navigate a learner across disparate content

With the Experience API, you can deliver a richer instructional experience

  • Interactive and adaptive learning experiences
  • Multi-modal learning experiences 
  • Blended learning
  • Learning experiences that span long time periods
  • On-the-Job training and competency




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