Education analytics offers an opportunity to better track learner educational activities and to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the healthcare workforce as well as factors associated with higher performance. But often, data on learner performance remains locked in proprietary systems, unable to be combined with data from other sources, even if the data relates to the same educational experience. In addition, a rich store of learner data could be used to better tailor learning to the individual based on their experiences and achievements.
The Experience API (xAPI) lets applications share data about human performance along with content and context information. xAPI provides a vehicle for tracking learner outcomes across healthcare education activities in a standardized fashion. MedBiquitous profiles will provide a consistent terminology for healthcare applications using xAPI, allowing educators to look across the ecosystem of their simulation and training applications to get a comprehensive view of learner performance data.