We recently put together a short eBook on choosing an LRS partner; read the excerpt below or download the free eBook for more details.
A Learning Record Store (LRS) is a centralized datastore in which you can collect and connect activity data that is generated from the various components of your learning, training, and HR ecosystem.
Experience data about activity, behavior, learning, and performance, generated from tools and technologies that are Experience API (xAPI) enabled, are unified from across your technology tools and stored in the LRS.
The xAPI specification allows for data to be processed into an LRS in a standardized way, creating unified data. The LRS then either presents a user with insights into the data through a data visualization dashboard or allows you to port the data from the LRS to a data consumer such as Tableau or other business intelligence tools.
An xAPI Learning Record Store provides individual team members and organizational stakeholders access to unified interoperable data, generates an immutable, auditable log of activity, and the ability to make decisions with actionable, real-time data.
While there are many different types of Learning Record Stores out there, all Learning Record Stores must be built to meet the ADL xAPI specification and conformance test in order to certify that it can work with your organization’s data effectively and securely. Organizations that are looking to power their learning and development programs and provide actionable data analytics to their team members will make the choice to partner with a Learning Record Store that provides enterprise level scalability, security, and performance.
An enterprise quality Learning Record Store will provide not only the data storage component, but will also provide users with data dashboards and automated visualizations, pre-built integration bridges, and a systematic process for bringing data into the LRS. Your enterprise LRS Partner will have multiple deployment options, customizable levels of service, and most importantly will provide an advanced level of security and data encryption so that your organization’s data is protected to the greatest extent possible.
Here are some important questions to ask when evaluating an LRS Partner.
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