505 Design with the End in Mind: Getting Measurable Results with xAPI
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, March 27
Data and Measurement
As xAPI gains traction in the learning space and is incorporated into more authoring tools, apps, and enterprise systems, the specification is making a transition into easy, widespread use. However, if you’re looking to better use it at your organization, you may be wondering how to develop a strategy to implement meaningful xAPI.
This session will explore how to develop a strategy for data you want to capture by starting with the end in mind. You will examine why organizations have adopted xAPI, potential sources of xAPI data, and the impact of xAPI on existing resources. You’ll begin by considering your end goal and learn how to develop a strategy to get useful data from xAPI to support adaptive learning, reports, and visualizations. You will leave with an understanding of xAPI, common pitfalls in implementation, and tools to support good use, as well as a host of free resources to get started today.
In this session, you will learn:
- The definition of xAPI, and its differences from SCORM
- About common sources of xAPI data
- How to outline a data strategy for implementing xAPI
- How to identify resources to get started with xAPI
Designers, managers, and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.)
Technology discussed in this session:
Learning record stores and forced direction graphs
Art Werkenthin, president of RISC, built his first learning management system (LMS) in 1988 and now has over 25 years’ experience working with LMS in the oil and gas, retail, finance, and other industries. Art is keenly interested in the xAPI specification, and RISC was an early adopter of this technology. Interested in expanding the xAPI to the LMS, Art has served for the past three years on the ADL cmi5 committee. In 2015, RISC demonstrated the first implementation of a cmi5 runtime engine embedded in its LMS. Art has presented on cmi5 at several conferences, including mLearnCon, DevLearn and xAPI Camp.
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.