Often we find our clients asking about new technologies they hear about in the e-learning world. One that keeps coming up over and over is the Tin Can API (sometime called Experience API or simply xAPI). So, exactly what is Tin Can API?
Let’s imagine that you speak a magical, universal language that anyone, anywhere can understand. The dialect is a simple, straight-forward method of communicating to just about anyone, but limits your ability to communicate complex ideas. In other words, you can say “food,” “water,” and “cold.” What if you would like to say something a little more tangible like “hungry,” “thirsty,” and “blanket?” Your ubiquitous language has taken you pretty far, but not quite to the point of being able to speak completely to your needs.