INN102 Building the xAPI Ecosystem of Your Dreams
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, October 25
Expo Hall: Innovation Showcase Stage
You’re excited about the promise of an xAPI-enabled world, but you’ve got a learning management system, a catalog full of SCORM-based courses that you need, and a handful of learning tool vendors that don’t use xAPI. What if you could get the most out of an LMS and an LRS at the same time that you move to your next-generation learning and performance infrastructure?
In this session, you’ll start with the learner-facing tools that will capture your xAPI data: eLearning, mobile tools, performance support, social and informal activities, and data sources from the business. You’ll review your options when it comes to LRSs and how they work (or don’t work) with your LMS. Will you work with a standalone LRS? A front-end xAPI solution with a built-in LRS? Or an LRS that is aligned with your LMS and your current learning infrastructure? You’ll hear real-world stories of three different xAPI implementations to help you plot your organization’s course toward your next-generation learning ecosystem.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to synthesize activities from a variety of front-end learning tools into a coherent picture of learning and performance
- About possibilities for your next-generation learning and performance infrastructure
- How to identify key partners in your business to engage as you migrate from SCORM to xAPI
- How others have implemented xAPI in their organizations, and about their lessons learned
Intermediate to advanced designers, developers, project managers, and managers.
discussed in this session:
xAPI, learning record stores (LRSs), and learning management systems (LMSs).
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.
Head of Technology Innovation
UL Compliance to Performance
Rob Houck is the head of technology innovation at UL Compliance to Performance. He has provided strategic direction for learning and talent management software, managed software development and support of technology products and services, and overseen software implementations for more than 3.2 million users in 73 organizations. Rob has worked in technology for more than 25 years and has consulting experience ranging from small business to Fortune 100 clients.