506 My xAPI Year: An Implementation Story
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Thursday, October 25
Data and Measurement
xAPI holds enormous promise for bringing data-driven decision-making to the practitioner’s level—if you can make it happen in your organization. Countless sessions attempt to address how xAPI data can assist with ROI, but few outline an actual implementation of xAPI from the ground up. So what does a real xAPI implementation story look like, and what lessons can you learn from it to inform your own use of xAPI?
In this session, you’ll hear the story of how xAPI was implemented in a highly conservative, risk-averse industry in one year. You’ll find out how Travelers training teams partnered to get buy-in from stakeholders, implement projects that proved xAPI’s potential, develop apps that lowered the barrier to entry for non-technical developers, and establish best practices for data capture. This is a story that people looking at xAPI should hear. Learn from these successes, avoid these mistakes, hear that it can be done, and learn how.
In this session, you will learn:
- About xAPI’s barriers to entry for non-technical training professionals
- Ways of making it easier to “do xAPI” without a lot of technical training
- About activity ID and data formulas that facilitate reporting, reduce risk of data overlap, and align strategy at an enterprise level
- About the different kinds of ROI that can be achieved with xAPI data
Developers, managers, senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.), and application developers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Rebecca Goldberg has been involved in internal training at Travelers Insurance for more than a decade. She’s worked on all levels of training planning, design, development, and delivery, presenting a wide range of topics (from application training to soft-skill development) to diverse audiences (entry-level to executive). She strives to deliver training products that motivate learners to seek out educational experiences, and which use technology as a tool for increasing knowledge transfer and retention.
Learning Solutions Developer
Marc Casavant is a learning solutions developer at Travelers. He is a dynamic web designer-developer and graphic artist with comprehensive experience building and maintaining engaging websites and web applications. Marc is experienced in hiring, directing, and mentoring junior designers and technicians, and his extensive volunteerism has led to a passion for helping others. Responsible for creating learning solutions for the Travelers Business Insurance talent development and learning team, Marc specializes in working across multiple disciplines to craft user-centered applications.