Program

2022 Fall Sessions

Week 1:

Megan Torrance

CEO, TorranceLearning

Intro to the Experience API & the xAPI Cohort

During the opening session of the xAPI Cohort we will explore the foundational elements of xAPI, providing an introduction to the specification that will serve as the foundation we will build upon each week. We will also cover how the cohort works to ensure you get the most value from your time as a participant.
Week 2:

Ben Betts

CEO, Learning Pool

xAPI In Practice (Case Studies)

This week we focus on xAPI in practice, showing two examples of organizations that have leveraged the power of xAPI in their learning programs. You will discover why xAPI was put into practice, the lessons that were learned along the way, and most importantly, the value that was driven. These examples will provide context for the in-depth sessions to follow in the weeks ahead.

Week 3:

Amy Parent

Director Learning Ecosystem, Salience Learning

How to Build an L&D Team that Supports xAPI

Putting xAPI into practice requires knowledge and skills that are new for many organizations. In this week’s session, we explore the skillsets and potential roles that may be required to support xAPI.

Week 4:

Paul Schneider

SVP Business Development, dominKnow

Learn to Send xAPI Data

The power of xAPI lives in the statements that are generated and shared based upon a learner’s activity and actions. In this week’s session we go under the hood of xAPI statements, exploring how xAPI data is generated and sent through different platforms.

Week 5:

Jason Haag

Veracity Technology Consultants

Understand and Implement xAPI Profiles

xAPI Profiles provide the context that allows xAPI statements to be understood across different systems. In this week’s session we explore these Profiles and the role they play in your xAPI strategy.

Week 6:

Chris Tompkins

Director of Sales, Rustici Software

How to Evaluate and Select an LRS

A Learning Record Store (LRS) can play a critical role in the ecosystem that supports xAPI. In this week’s session we examine what an LRS is and the criteria you should be looking at to find the right one for your organization.

Week 7:

Megan Torrance

CEO, TorranceLearning

Get the Most From Your Learning Analytics Data

The true potential of xAPI doesn’t come from the data itself; it comes from how that data is used. In this week’s session we provide tips and proven strategies for driving the most value from your learning analytics data.

Week 8:

Aaron Silvers

Manager, Learning Analytics Architecture, Elsevier

How to Prioritize Ethical Use of Learning Data

The data collected through xAPI can be extremely powerful, and it’s important to consider ethical questions pertaining to how that power is being used. In this week’s session we explore the critical guardrails that should be in place to ensure your learning data is being used in an ethical manner.

Week 9:

Duncan Welder

Director of Client Services, RISC Inc

Build a Business Case for xAPI

You understand the power of xAPI and you can see the potential value it can drive in your organization. Now you need to pitch it to your stakeholders. In this week’s session, we will look at how to build a business case for launching an xAPI initiative in your organization.

Week 10:

Wendy Morgan

Learning & Development Senior Strategist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC Chapel Hill

xAPI In Practice (Case Studies)

This week, we feature two examples of organizations that have leveraged the power of xAPI in their learning programs. You will discover why xAPI was put into practice, the lessons that were learned along the way, and most importantly, the value that was driven. These new examples will build upon the context of what you have learned in the cohort, connecting the different concepts within unique use cases.

Week 11:

Cohort Project Team Demos

It’s time to showcase what you’ve been doing! During this week’s session we’ll see the work of teams that have been collaborating on projects during the cohort. You will see their projects in action and learn from the use cases they are building them around.

Week 12:

Cohort Project Team Demos

During this week’s session, we’ll again focus on the teams that have been working on projects during the cohort. You will see projects in action and learn from the use cases they are building them around. We’ll also talk about the xAPI Party and other resources that are available to continue supporting your xAPI journey.

More details to come!