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At first glance, it appears that xAPI does not take into account many of the unique affordances of mobile learning, such as the importance of location, orientation, time, and haptic feedback. But xAPI allows for levels of complexity in its statements that may cover this concern.

Its developers acknowledge that many aspects of learning experiences can happen outside an xAPI-based system. Standardized and comprehensive ways to make statements about learning outcomes are still needed. The xAPI website explains one approach to solving this problem:

Statements can get as complex as you’d like them to be, and that’s one way where the answer to a “more powerful” e-learni...