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GBLxAPI Presented at NCSS 17

The new GBLxAPI learning analytics standard was presented to educators and administrators at the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) annual conference in San Francisco, California on November 18, 2017.  This National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovative Research funded project provides a new open standard for educational games and apps to capture and report learning data that is inter-operable across vendors.  

The GBLxAPI standard includes a defined vocabulary for the NCSS C3 framework used by social studies educators, administrators and researchers.

 Game Analytics Plot Across Periods

Attendees were provided an overview of the standard, sample reports and a preview of how the standard will help facilitate searching for educational apps by learning standard more easily through a future portal.  It all starts with education developer incorporating the GBLxAPI standard into their products with tools that have been developed through Dig-iT! Games and NSF support for the community.  Educators will soon have the ability validate their use of educational applications and compare them 

Learning Experiences GBLxAPI

 

Any educational app provider can get started with the standard now.  

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