P10 Designing for Outcomes with xAPI
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday, October 23
The Experience API has emerged as a tool to take learning programs to new levels of effectiveness. However, understanding xAPI is only the first step. In order to harness the potential of xAPI, you must alter your design process with xAPI in mind.
In this workshop, you will learn how to use xAPI to design for outcomes. After building a foundation on the fundamentals of xAPI, you will quickly work on setting up your first xAPI project. You will explore best practices for doing analytics work, including the tools and project approaches to consider. Throughout the day, you will explore case studies that will give you the context you need to apply xAPI in your organization.
In this session, you will learn:
- About the foundations of xAPI
- How to develop a plan for using xAPI
- How to leverage analytics in your design
- From case studies that explore common and exceptional use cases of xAPI
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, and learning managers.
discussed in this session:
Experience API (xAPI).
Aaron Silvers, the manager of analytics at Elsevier, taught himself to create interactive learning experiences with Macromedia (now Adobe) Flash for clients including the National Football League, ultimately working with Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) and contributing to the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM). As the lead content developer, Aaron prototyped content examples used around the world and across the eLearning industry. An early adopter of emerging technologies, Aaron enjoys the variety of challenges in connecting people to knowledge and to each other. Aaron consults on how technologies enable and accelerate formal, experiential, and social learning.
Sean Putman, a partner in Learning Ninjas, has been an instructor, instructional designer, and developer for over 15 years. He has spent his career designing and developing training programs, both instructor-led and online, for many different industries, but he has had a strong focus on creating material for software companies. Sean has spent the last few years focusing on the use and deployment of the Experience API (xAPI) and its effect on learning interventions. He has spoken at industry conferences on the subject and is co-author of Investigating Performance, a book on using the Experience API and analytics to improve performance.
Megan Bowe, a partner in MakingBetter, is a learning technology product manager turned standards evangelist and data strategist. Championing data-driven design, Megan works on projects that require a bigger lens to bring learning, portability of data, and formative analysis into focus. At MakingBetter, Megan helps people design reporting, data strategy, and products. At Knewton, Megan managed APIs and integration strategies, bringing adaptivity into various learning applications. At Rustici Software, Megan helped to launch the Experience API. Megan is a founding member on the board of directors for the Data Interoperability Standards Consortium.