1005 Are You xAPI Ready? Best Practices for xAPI and Rapid Development
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Thursday, March 28
Data and Measurement
xAPI has been around for a few years. You’ve been hearing about what it is and how it’s used in a conceptual sense. But what about the real world? This session will discuss a company that has made a long-term investment of time and money in existing learning technologies. They were interested in leveraging xAPI but had questions: What could they track with xAPI? Would they need to scrap everything and redesign from scratch? Could they use their current rapid development tools, or did they need to learn a new technology? What benefits could they realize from xAPI?
Rapid development tools, LMSs, and LRSs are helping in the transition to a period of widely used xAPI. In this transition, what are the design considerations and best practices for incorporating xAPI into online content? How can you maximize existing development tools while taking your courses to the next level? This session will go beyond concept and look at how you would apply xAPI using three development tools. After that, you will look at the results in a couple of LMS/LRS tools. You’ll learn how problems were solved by identifying the right content and enhancing it using rapid-development tools. After feeding the content into the LMS/LRS, you will see what reports you could get. You’ll see real-world examples that can be used to make business decisions.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to incorporate xAPI into your existing rapid development toolkit
- Why you should incorporate xAPI into your next rapid development project
- Where to start looking for relevant xAPI data
- Strategies to ensure consistent and valuable data beyond completion status and passing score
Designers and developers
Technology discussed in this session:
Rapid development authoring tools, learning record stores, and learning management systems
Director of Client Services
Duncan Welder is a director of client services for RISC. He is an educational technology geek, having spent over 20 years implementing learning management systems, domestically and abroad, to manage regulatory compliance. As an xAPI evangelist with a career grounded in instructional design and eLearning, Duncan has provided presentations to professional organizations including the Connections Forum, The eLearning Guild, and the Association for Talent Development. Duncan is an active member of the Houston ATD, currently serving as director of special interest groups.
Creative Interactive Ideas
Debbie Richards, the president of Creative Interactive Ideas, was named one of the most influential people in corporate eLearning for 2018. She works with organizations to design, develop, and deliver technology-based adult learning programs with measurable impact. Passionate about working with and mentoring other learning professionals, Debbie is the president-elect of the Association for Talent Development Houston Chapter and a past ATD national adviser for chapters.