New Series: AI in Learning and Development

by Megan Bowe (Partner, MakingBetter)

It has been exciting to hear the conversations about Artificial Intelligence  (AI) in learning and development grow. Corporate learning groups are ready to create ecosystems where adaptive technology meets people’s needs, analytics predict where action can be taken to better support a person, and where personalization will be most effective.

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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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Skill Intelligence: beyond business intelligence with xAPI

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By Megan Bowe (Partner, MakingBetter)

There’s something very interesting about business intelligence and using analytics, in general, to pinpoint anomalies in an organization. Problems, efficiencies, deviations from expectations — these anomalies require a person to dive deep into many processes, roles, and activities to uncover without getting distracted and only chasing the data down one rabbit hole. In any organization, there are clues, opinions, and politics influencing first the collection, and then the interpretation of data. Skills Intelligence is a framework for exploring data about learning and growth. 

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Winter, 2016 | Table of Contents


Welcome to our second journal. We’re waiting for winter in the North Eastern US, so here’s some snow to look forward to. This journal features many of the presenters from xAPI Camp Toronto. We also have a couple of exciting pieces of news – cohorts, hackathons, and videos! [Read more…]

News for Youse | Jisc/Apereo Learning Analytics Hackathon

By Megan Bowe (Partner, MakingBetter)

This hackathon is happening as a preconference activity to the SOLAR’s Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK16) in Edinburgh. The hackathon will be two days, April 25th and 26th. We’re psyched because this hackathon will focus on interoperability, particularly in xAPI vocabulary. [Read more…]

News for Youse | Design and Learning Cohorts 1/2016

By Megan Bowe (Partner, MakingBetter)

Over the last 3 years, ADL has run xAPI design cohorts. These cohorts gave people a team to collaborate with, supporting active learning about xAPI while designing forward-thinking prototypes and learning experiences. The growth in xAPI adoption and the increasing demand for the program became more than ADL’s dedicated xAPI team could sustain. With so many competing priorities, they no longer have the capacity to run these community cohorts.

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Fall, 2015 | Table of Contents

Welcome to the premiere issue of the xAPI Quarterly! This is the first rodeo of many to come. Four times a year (hence the “Quarterly”) we will gather and organize the newest and most relevant information about xAPI to give to you. We didn’t even print it on paper, because we know how infuriating that is to the trees.

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xAPI, what’s it good for anyway?

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Why Profiles are Important to xAPI Right Now

by: Megan Bowe

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