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The LRS is the heart of any xAPI ecosystem, receiving, storing and returning data about learning experiences, achievements and job performance. You’ll need an LRS in order to do anything with xAPI. Every other tool which sends or retrieves learning activity data will interact with the LRS as the central store.
Learning Record Stores are normally stand alone products including a range of reporting and analytics features. They can also be incorporated into an LMS. LRSs can communicate with one another, ensuring the data really is free.
LRSs and LMSs are very different products. Whilst your LRS will likely replace and go beyond the reporting and analytics capability of your LMS, there are many other functions of the LMS that aren’t included in an LRS. Read Do I still need an LMS? for more details.
An LRS enables modern tracking of a wide variety of learning experiences, including real world activities, mobile apps and even job performance. Data from these experiences can be shared with other systems for reporting analytics and to support adaptive learning experiences. As the LRS collects data from a range of experiences, these sets of data can be compared and collated to evaluate the effectiveness of training programmes and learning solutions.
Read more about the possibilities of xAPI and the LRS.
We offer a range of Learning Record Stores from free simple cloud based
LRS for testing and development up to a fully fledged Learning Analytics Platform.