Learning Pool (formerly HT2 Labs) and ht Pacific announce new Learning Locker Partnership, combining expertise in LRS and LMS technologies to help businesses improve performance through learning.
The new partnership sees learning technology R&D company Learning Pool (formerly HT2 Labs) and the recently crowned LearnX Awards “Best Elearning Development Company”, Kineo Pacific, join forces to work on xAPI-related technology innovation and implementations using the Learning Locker Learning Record Store (LRS).
Organisations across the globe are increasingly turning to the xAPI as enabled by Learning Locker to help gain a better understanding of both how their workforces engage with their training, and the long-term performance gains that are being achieved by such learning interventions.
James Ballard, Kineo Pacific’s Senior Elearning Analyst and resident xAPI expert recently joined Learning Pool (formerly HT2 Labs) to share the xAPI View From Down-Under as part of Learning Pool’s (formerly HT2 Labs) free online course, An Introduction to the xAPI. During the session, it became clear that xAPI is becoming more prevalent as a requirement for organisations looking to upgrade their learning platform or implement a new learning platform. While this is a future-proofing exercise in many cases organisations are looking to understand how it can be used in real scenarios and how xAPI differs to SCORM. Furthermore, new learning designs may be required to support this potential prompting designers to develop their skillset and understand the statements that can be made through xAPI.
Nolen Smith, MD at Kineo Pacific, said of the partnership:
“We are seeing a vast increase in the number of our clients looking to implement xAPI, and we are delighted to be partnering with Learning Locker to provide a Learning Records Store. We are looking forward to working with our clients, both in APAC and globally, to drive change in their learning design, using Learning Locker to deliver benefits to their learners and help them achieve a clear return on investment.”
Ben Betts, CPO at Learning Pool (formerly HT2 Labs) added:
“Kineo were one of the first members of the open source project board when we first formed Learning Locker and now we’re delighted to be joining forces once again.
Not just in the Pacific, but globally, Kineo are renowned as experts in LMS implementations and custom e-learning. The awards they have won are a testament to their focus on delivering bottom-line benefits to companies, as well as fantastic learning. We are convinced that a combination of Kineo’s experience with Learning Pool’s (formerly HT2 Labs) tools and knowledge will help organisations gain an even greater understanding of the business benefits their investments in learning help realise. Kineo have seen the potential benefits of using a Learning Record Store like Learning Locker as a part of a blended learning solution – something that can help recognise learning wherever it occurs. And because we’re Open Source there is a natural fit with Kineo’s existing product mix.”
Since its launch in 2014, Learning Locker has risen to become the defacto choice for major corporations, universities and schools. The World’s most installed Open Source LRS, Learning Locker shows teachers and administrators in-depth insights into learner behavior whilst connecting with 3rd party tools, like predictive analytics engines and machine learning applications. For more information visit learninglocker.