Riptide to Demonstrate REAPER at 2014 I/ITSEC "PlugFest"

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Riptide Learning will demonstrate the first ever xAPI-enabled training for rifle marksmanship ranges at the 2014 I/ITSEC "PlugFest" event at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on Dec. 3.

xAPI is the beating heart of our core product, Riptide Elements, so it's an honor to be part of the hands-on demonstrations and share our successes at one of the industry's leading conferences.

Riptide Learning, a division of Riptide Software, Inc., will demonstrate the first ever xAPI-enabled training for rifle marksmanship ranges on Dec. 3 at I/ITSEC. Riptide’s REAPER proof of principle was selected by the ADL for demonstration at PlugFest—a satellite event at the 2014 Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). I/ITSEC is the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training conference.

PlugFest is a special one-day event at I/ITSEC 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The Advanced Distributed Learning Directorate (ADL) hosts PlugFest to provide demonstrations and education about Experience API (xAPI)—the benchmark in learning experience tracking. Riptide will be there to demonstrate REAPER—which stands for Range Experience Acquisition Portal for Evaluation and Reporting.

REAPER is an ADL-funded effort, which leverages xAPI and Riptide’s Elements courseware delivery to provide, for the first time ever, fully integrated military training range data to individual shooters, coaches/commanders, and researchers.

“We’re very excited to be working with the ADL team,” said Nick Washburn, Director of Riptide’s Learning Division. “XAPI is the beating heart of our core product, Riptide Elements, so it is an honor to be part of the hands-on demonstrations and share our successes at one of the industry’s leading conferences with xAPI user groups from all over the world.”

REAPER provides detailed feedback and reporting of range performance, as well as interactive multimedia instruction (IMI), based on shot groups, to individual shooters. Its at-a-glance dashboards provide a variety of real-time reporting and data visualization to researchers in ways never before possible.

Riptide continues to share with the community governed by the ADL. Riptide Elements is a reference implementation of the xAPI specification. XAPI makes learning content “smart,” better measures competencies, and makes adaptive learning strategies possible.

About Riptide Learning

The Riptide Learning Division brings Riptide Elements® learning products to the web/mobile international market. Elements is a flexible, scalable, and configurable platform of learning services (courseware, LRS, authoring, curriculum management, reporting & analytics, and hosting). Riptide staff members are active participants in the community developing xAPI—the benchmark in learner experience tracking.

About Riptide Software

Since 1995, Riptide has been an industry leader in software technology services. Experts in architecture and development of custom cloud-based solutions, mobile apps, integration of large-scale enterprise and SaaS systems, and military training systems, Riptide has built a strong reputation of uncompromising quality and superior results. From complex training and simulation systems for government agencies to scalable and sophisticated cloud solutions for enterprise businesses, Riptide’s technology partners include all major providers of cloud platforms and services such as: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Salesforce.com, MuleSoft, and Twilio. Headquartered in Orlando, FL, near the University of Central Florida campus, Riptide is an employee-owned company, employing only U.S. citizens, and using no offshore outsourcing.

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