801 xAPI: Where It’s At and How to Get Started
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, October 27
Data and Measurement
Is xAPI here to stay? This is the billion-dollar question. With any new technology, there’s a small set of early adopters who take the plunge while others wait in the wings. When you’re responsible for the learning and development of a large organization, it’s wise to wait and see if this is going to get traction or if it’s just a well-hyped flash in the pan.
Until recently, using xAPI meant custom programming, close work with your LRS provider, and custom reporting tools. It just wasn’t scalable for enterprise-wide adoption. Today, xAPI is ready for wider adoption. This session will cover the state of xAPI adoption and what you’ll need to get started. You’ll examine how many major courseware development tools have varying degrees of basic conformance with xAPI and can send statements to an LRS. You’ll discuss several LRSs that are commercially available, as well as the LMS providers that are adding an LRS to their suites. Conformance specifications are evolving, and more tools that previously never used SCORM are adopting xAPI.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to convince your organization that xAPI is here to stay and it’s time to begin adoption
- How to identify specific projects that are good candidates for early xAPI use
- A platforms and tools strategy for adopting xAPI
- How to work with vendors and partners to plot a course forward
Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, and managers.
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Megan Torrance is the CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data, and ultimately performance. She has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment, and consulting. TorranceLearning projects have won IELA and Brandon Hall (2012, 2014, 2016) awards, the 2014 xAPI Hyperdrive contest at DevLearn, and back-to-back eLearning Guild DemoFest Best in Show awards (2016, 2017). Megan is the author of The Quick Guide to LLAMA, Agile and LLAMA for ISD Project Management, and Making Sense of xAPI. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in communication and an MBA.