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The IEEE Actionable Data Book 
and EPUB 3 
Tyde Richards, John Costa, Avron Barr 
IEEE Learning Technology Standards Commi...
Tyde Richards John B. Costa Avron Barr 
Prior Chair: IEEE ADB & LTSC 
San Diego, California 
tyderichards@gmail.com 
Chair...
About the IEEE 
! Global professional organization for engineers 
! Over 430,000 members in 160 contries 
! Motto: Advanci...
About the IEEE LTSC 
! Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) 
! Formal accredited standards since 1996 
– Best kn...
Background to the ADB project 
! IEEE LTSC involved with standardizing SCORM 
! Study Group ~2010 about updating standards...
The SCORM Interoperability Model 
Learning Specific Structure Learning Specific Content 
SCO 
Client 
Zip File 
Web browse...
Study Group Conclusions 
! Target: a new open approach to mobile learning 
! Key enabler: EPUB 3 as content strategy 
! Ke...
Why EPUB 3 ? 
A new but familiar architecture … 
Generic Structure Generic Content 
HTML 
5 
epub Zip File 
eBook Reader 
...
Why EPUB 3 ? 
SCORM EPUB 3 
Architecture Glue parts together Intrinsic whole 
Control Server Mobile platform 
Content form...
Why xAPI? 
! Developed by ADL R&D project 
! New approach and successor to SCORM runtime 
! Big data, cloud data solution ...
An xAPI Statement 
! Id 
! Actor 
! Object 
! Verb 
! Result 
! Context 
! Timestamp 
! Attachments
IEEE Actionable Data Book 
! R&D Project Sponsored by IEEE LTSC 
! EPUB 3 as mobile learning delivery platform 
! Carry fo...
ADB 2015 Goals 
! 1. Report on ADB technical architecture 
! 2. Use cases to illustrate ADB generality 
! 3. ADB Proof of ...
Architectural Approach 
Generic Structure Generic Content 
HTML 
5 
epub Zip File 
eBook Reader xAPI – cloud data exchange...
ADB Activity Model 
! Updates 20 year old AICC CMI/ SCORM concept 
! Minimalist approach to coordinate data exchanges 
! T...
ADB Activity Model: Why? 
! Motivate by considering xAPI capabilities as 
appropriate in different content contexts 
! The...
The Activity, EPUB 3, and xAPI 
Activity Set (EPUB 3 eBook as a whole) 
before 
xAPI during during during for experience d...
Mapping the Activity onto EPUB 3 
! Our best quess … two options 
! Widget 
– ADB Proof of Concept last Spring 
– Limitati...
Relationship to EDUPUB 
! Out best quess …. 
! ADB 
– HTML5 content unit is the Location 
– Focus providing data exchange ...
Relationship to LTI and Caliper 
! Our best guess … 
! LTI 
– A tool essentially an embedded Web site 
– Different approac...
Anticipated 2015 Roadmap 
EPUB 3 Activity 
Support 
EPUB 3 
Activity 
xAPI 
Mobile 
Support 
JS 
Reader 
Phone 
Gap 
IoT 
...
Some Collaboration Opportunities 
! EPUB 3 for LTSC/ADB Technical Report 
– Immediate, possilble pilot for IEEE 
! EDUPUB ...
Tyde Richards John B. Costa Avron Barr 
Prior Chair: IEEE ADB & LTSC 
San Diego, California 
tyderichards@gmail.com 
Chair...
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  1. 1. The IEEE Actionable Data Book and EPUB 3 Tyde Richards, John Costa, Avron Barr IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee
  2. 2. Tyde Richards John B. Costa Avron Barr Prior Chair: IEEE ADB & LTSC San Diego, California tyderichards@gmail.com Chair: IEEE ADB President / CEO: RePubIT Orlando, Florida jbcosta@repubit.com +1 321.262.3626 Chair: IEEE LTSC Founder: Aldo Ventures, Inc. Santa Cruz, California avron@aldo.com
  3. 3. About the IEEE ! Global professional organization for engineers ! Over 430,000 members in 160 contries ! Motto: Advancing Technology for Humanity ! Democratic leadership, volunteer participation ! A few facts – 3.5 million documents in digital library – 170 transactions, journals, magazines – 1,500 standards (e.g. 802) – 1,300 conferences in 92 countries 3
  4. 4. About the IEEE LTSC ! Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) ! Formal accredited standards since 1996 – Best known for LOM, SCORM runtime ! Participation free, open, by indivdual ! Strategy shift to support interoperability lifecycle – Ability to form Technical Advisory Group issuing reports – Ability to sponsor pre-competitive R&D on interoperability (Actionable Data Book project) 4
  5. 5. Background to the ADB project ! IEEE LTSC involved with standardizing SCORM ! Study Group ~2010 about updating standards ! SG recommendation – No benefit to updating – In a new, rapidly changing technology paradigm – SCORM approach needs to be rethought – Need new foundation, not clear what it is ! Year long investigation of lots of candidates 5
  6. 6. The SCORM Interoperability Model Learning Specific Structure Learning Specific Content SCO Client Zip File Web browser “dumb” Learning Management System Business logic
  7. 7. Study Group Conclusions ! Target: a new open approach to mobile learning ! Key enabler: EPUB 3 as content strategy ! Key enabler: xAPI for cloud data exchange ! Challenge: data exchange with IoT/local devices ! Challenge: global adoption strategy
  8. 8. Why EPUB 3 ? A new but familiar architecture … Generic Structure Generic Content HTML 5 epub Zip File eBook Reader data exchange services
  9. 9. Why EPUB 3 ? SCORM EPUB 3 Architecture Glue parts together Intrinsic whole Control Server Mobile platform Content format Out of scope HTML5 Player Out of scope eBook Reader User Experience Out of scope W3C CSS Sustainability Not Sustainable Sustainable Accessibility Out of scope Central focus
  10. 10. Why xAPI? ! Developed by ADL R&D project ! New approach and successor to SCORM runtime ! Big data, cloud data solution ! Common “experience statement” format that can be constrained by vocabularies ! On ramp to a semantic data solution ! Commercial interest and adoption ! Potential for IEEE standardization
  11. 11. An xAPI Statement ! Id ! Actor ! Object ! Verb ! Result ! Context ! Timestamp ! Attachments
  12. 12. IEEE Actionable Data Book ! R&D Project Sponsored by IEEE LTSC ! EPUB 3 as mobile learning delivery platform ! Carry forward SCORM concepts as appropriate ! Assume cloud (xAPI), device, IoT communication ! 2013 Feasibility Study ! 2014-15 Build something
  13. 13. ADB 2015 Goals ! 1. Report on ADB technical architecture ! 2. Use cases to illustrate ADB generality ! 3. ADB Proof of Concept demonstration illustrating communication with cloud, IoT, and mobile platform capabilities ! 4. A survey to assess ADB viability as a globally available platform for mobile learning ! 5. An ADB workshop at an appropriate venue
  14. 14. Architectural Approach Generic Structure Generic Content HTML 5 epub Zip File eBook Reader xAPI – cloud data exchange device capabilities Bluetooth LE for IoT Activity
  15. 15. ADB Activity Model ! Updates 20 year old AICC CMI/ SCORM concept ! Minimalist approach to coordinate data exchanges ! Three entities – Activity: a unit of completion – Location: unit of navigation within and activty – Activity Set: a collection of actvities ! Three phases/events per entity – Before, during, after ! Under development – feedback welcome
  16. 16. ADB Activity Model: Why? ! Motivate by considering xAPI capabilities as appropriate in different content contexts ! The xAPI Statement API – Can be used for learner experience/performance data – Can be used for annotations – Can be used for scientific data ! The xAPI Agent Profile API – Can be used to get/store user preferences ! The xAPI State API – Can be used to get/store activity data
  17. 17. The Activity, EPUB 3, and xAPI Activity Set (EPUB 3 eBook as a whole) before xAPI during during during for experience data after xAPI to get user preferences, including accessibility preferences Activity + (page set) before after xAPI to get activity state data Location + (page) before after xAPI for page entry data xAPI for page exit data xAPI to store activity state data xAPI to store changes to user preferences
  18. 18. Mapping the Activity onto EPUB 3 ! Our best quess … two options ! Widget – ADB Proof of Concept last Spring – Limitations for our requirements ! Collection/Distributable Object – Appears better option, on the drawing board – Two level collection hierarchy – Activity role containing location pages – Activity Set role containing Activity collections
  19. 19. Relationship to EDUPUB ! Out best quess …. ! ADB – HTML5 content unit is the Location – Focus providing data exchange capabilites to the Location – Silent on HTML5 content conventions ! EDUPUB defining HTML5 content conventions ! Appear to be complementary technologies
  20. 20. Relationship to LTI and Caliper ! Our best guess … ! LTI – A tool essentially an embedded Web site – Different approach to communication than xAPI – LTI and xAPI are complementary ! Caliper – Outcome data models for different kinds of activities – Needs a transport mechanism – xAPI 100% appropriate implemented solution
  21. 21. Anticipated 2015 Roadmap EPUB 3 Activity Support EPUB 3 Activity xAPI Mobile Support JS Reader Phone Gap IoT Support Blue Tooth LE Currently Here
  22. 22. Some Collaboration Opportunities ! EPUB 3 for LTSC/ADB Technical Report – Immediate, possilble pilot for IEEE ! EDUPUB integration with ADB – As appropriate ! ADB support for Accessibility Preferences – Anticipated ADL Design Cohort January 2015 ! Collaboration on 2015 ADB Prototype – As appropriate
  23. 23. Tyde Richards John B. Costa Avron Barr Prior Chair: IEEE ADB & LTSC San Diego, California tyderichards@gmail.com Chair: IEEE ADB President / CEO: RePubIT Orlando, Florida jbcosta@repubit.com +1 321.262.3626 Chair: IEEE LTSC Founder: Aldo Ventures, Inc. Santa Cruz, California avron@aldo.com

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