Total Learning Architecture (TLA)
The Total Learning Architecture (TLA) is an evolving set of standardized Web service specifications to responsibly share essential learning data between applications using common API specifications and data models. Just as it is vital that our health records be responsibly shared between providers of healthcare to improve health outcomes, it is important to enable the responsible sharing of learning data between providers of education and training to improve learning outcomes.
The Experience API (xAPI) is the first of these standardized Web services focused on sharing data about learning experiences. Future services will focus on other data about competencies, learner profiles, and learning content.