Summer, 2016 | Table of Contents

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Excerpts from Investigating Performance

Investigating-Performance-iBooksExcerpts from Investigating Performance: Design and Outcomes with xAPI is available now! Written by the brilliant duo – Janet Laane Effron and Sean Putman. This is available now as an ebook, anticipating the full book publication in the early Fall. This minibook explores the basics of data-driven design and working with data. You can get a copy right here, right now.

Job Openings!

Who is hiring people to work with xAPI? The answer will surprise you. From instructional design to development to data science, there are many jobs open now which require xAPI knowledge. Autodesk, Amazon, NYU Langone Medical Center, and more!

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Captivate Javascript xAPI Customization | Best Practices for xAPI

By Sean Putman (VP Learning and Development, Altair Engineering)

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In the first article I wrote about Captivate and xAPI. I looked at how Captivate dealt with xAPI out of the box. I created a course and published it with no customization and I got a set of statements. Since Captivate can execute JavaScript I wanted to look at how to extend Captivate to provide a better xAPI output.

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Leveraging Existing Technology for xAPI Data

By Duncan Welder (Director of Client Services, RISC)

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Amidst all the excitement in the learning community about the possibilities of xAPI, the main question I hear from people exploring xAPI is, “Where do I start?” When faced with the opportunity to track almost any activity, it’s often hard to determine where to begin.

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xAPI and Learning Analytics – Updates from Jisc’s Learning Analytics Network Meeting

By Jim Harris (Learning Designer, University of Northhampton)

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The 7th Learning Analytics Network meeting was held at Newman University on 22nd June 2016. Organised by Jisc (Joint Information Systems Committee).

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Life in a Post-SCORM World Part 3: When will you need an LRS?

Megan Torrance (CEO, TorranceLearning)

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In a SCORM-based environment, the learning & development team’s tools primarily consist of courseware development tools and the learning management system(s) (LMS) that will house the resulting elearning courses and assessments. Courseware development tools reduce the workload associated with SCORM compliance for the LMS to just a click and a drop-down box. The LMS is often the center of the corporate learning universe, capturing all those SCORM transactions and making them available for reporting. (Of course, your LMS is likely to support other functions that don’t have anything to do with SCORM such as instructor-led class registration and management, virtual class sessions, document repository and e-signature, portal pages and dashboards, and reporting. It may also integrate with performance and talent management and even other business systems.)

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What would you do if you knew? xAPI Musings

By Jim Harris (Learning Designer, University of Northhampton)

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According to Hagar, S. “What is understood need not be discussed”(1), but if we want to improve, and improve our organisation beyond what is already known, habitual, and traditional, we need support in finding ways of moving from single to double loop learning(2) (described 1:17 minutes into this video.)

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Storyline Javascript xAPI Customization | Best Practices for xAPI

By Sean Putman (VP Learning and Development, Altair Engineering)

Storyline boxIn the first article I wrote about Storyline and xAPI. I looked at how Storyline dealt with xAPI out of the box. I created a course and published it with no customization and got a set of statements. Since Storyline can execute JavaScript I wanted to look at how to extend Storyline to provide a better xAPI output.

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Events | Summer, 2016

September

xAPI Camp: Lurie Children’s Hospital – Chicago – September 16, 2016

November

xAPI Camp: DevLearn – Las Vegas – November 15, 2016