Fall, 2016 | Table of Contents


  • 92% of all spinal cord injuries result in being reliant on a wheelchair. Within 15 years, the risk of chronic illness increases significantly for most of these patients. Jessie Chuang explains how xAPI is helping a smart wheelchair improve, and reduce these risks. Building Baymax with xAPI
  • Diving deeper into using xAPI with what you already have, Duncan Welder shows us what’s “under the hood” — what they’re tracking, how and why. Instrumenting xAPI in Forums & Discussion Groups
  • Nick Washburn takes us inside University of Southern California, where three different projects are using xAPI for micro-credentialing. xAPI Badging and Achievements at the University of Southern California
  • xAPI’s adoption is at its inflection point. It only gets bigger from here and faster. What’s the industry perspective? Aaron Silvers talks about the road to software and professional certifications and xAPI. Growing xAPI to Scale


  • Speaking of inflection points, there are over 30 job openings calling for people with xAPI knowledge — 3x the openings we shared in our Summer edition. Opportunities
  • A number of opportunities to connect with the xAPI community and get the information you need are coming up this fall, both online and in real life. What’s happening?

Growing xAPI to Scale

by Aaron E. Silvers (President & Executive Director, The Data Interoperability Standards Consortium)

img_5104A week ago, through our Connections Forum, Megan and I saw our 9th xAPI Camp come to a close. This one was the first time we assembled presenters with case studies focused on a particular domain: Healthcare. Of the five presentations, there were three case studies of xAPI’s use related to resuscitation, preventative care or recovery.

Resuscitation. xAPI is being employed in a hospital to improve Code Blue responses. Consider that xAPI is literally being used to save lives. [Read more…]

Instrumenting xAPI in Forums & Discussion Groups

By Duncan Welder (Director of Client Services, RISC)

Top Performers

Who are your top performers?  Which employees go the extra mile to make everyone in the organization better?  Are there opportunities for coaching or performance support that go unnoticed?  

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xAPI Badging and Achievements at the University of Southern California (USC-ICT)

By Nick Washburn (Director Learning Division, Riptide Software)


The University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies (USC-ICT) is a US Army University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). Our team has been utilizing xAPI in our work with the University of Southern California’s (USC) Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT).

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xAPI-enabled Mobile Health System with Context-Awareness & Recommendation Engine for Patients

by Jessie Chuang (Co-founder, Classroom Aid)

Smartchair App

The movie “Big Hero 6”is a fun Disney movie. Its main character,Baymax, is a personal health companion – a huggable robot that takes personalized care of your health. If possible, do you want to give your family member who’s sick one personal health companion? My first boss taught me “you must tell the conclusion at the beginning of your report”, so here is my conclusion – xAPI is a very effective tool for mobile health — to help us build a Baymax! [Read more…]

Fall, 2016 | Events

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Fall, 2016 | Opportunities

40+ Job Opportunities seeking xAPI Heroes.

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