Learning happens everywhere

28 Jun 2018
by Coral Atkinson

Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom, it can happen anywhere at any time. You can learn through interactions with people, by reading an article in a newspaper, watching a TED talk or having a real-life experience.

Capture the experiences that matter.

More often than not, these learning experiences go untracked. You wouldn’t normally think of logging a TED talk you’ve watched on the train on your way to a meeting. By the time you get back to your desk and dive straight into the meeting, you’ve forgotten all about recording it. But what if you could log it on your phone while you’re still on the train? What if you could take a photo of the article you’ve just read on your lunch break and upload it to your learning record instantly?

That is where Experience API (xAPI) comes in, it enables you to collect the experiences that matter while they are fresh in your mind. It allows completely flexible tracking and recording of learning activities.

With xAPI, information is shared between systems and devices with statements in an actor (who) + verb (did) + object (what) format. Think about how many different types of learning activity you can capture with just this one statement. If your system has xAPI you’re capable of capturing and sharing so much more than just scores and completions.


Interoperability is achieved when the data you capture can be easily shared and understood by other systems and devices. SCORM is web-based, but xAPI can be accessed from any device at any time to collect, track and record information. This allows software to interact with other technologies that you have implemented in your learning system.

In a previous blog post Lewis, our Client Services Director spoke about an NHS Trust that he visited that had over 200 different IT systems, the majority of systems did not talk to each other. It is no surprise that learning activities and data can get lost, drowning in the sea of information we have before us.

Learning plays an important role in development and employee engagement. Making the learning process easy for the learner and the recording and reporting process simple for the manager is so important.

How can we help you?

Through the usage of the Cortex learning management tool which fires xAPI statements directly into a hosted learning record store, Premier IT are able to assist your organisation adopt this new, detailed and ultimately informative way of working.


Coral Atkinson

Marketing Executive | Premier IT


1 Aug 2019

Walk for Sepsis 2019

On Saturday the 27th Of July I joined the escalla team and braced the rain, brambles, nettles and 1,000 metres of climbing to complete a 26.2 mile marathon walk in aid of the UK Sepsis Trust.

Premier IT were proud to be one of the headline sponsors of the event so it was only right that we laced up our boots and joined in too. The walk took in the wilderness of Surrey, following the winding trails of the Greensands Way and ending up at the top of Leith Hill, the second-highest point in the South East of England.

15 Jul 2019

Premier IT awarded place in UK Government G-Cloud 11

Premier IT awarded place in UK Government G-Cloud 11 Digital Marketplace. G-Cloud 11 is a UK Government marketplace that allows UK public sector bodies to select and buy form 3 frameworks; Cloud hosting, cloud software and cloud support. The frameworks simplify the purchasing process and aim to help the UK Government make their procurement process more transparent.

17 Jun 2019

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