Spring, 2017 | Table of Contents

  • “We need to create Personal Learning Record Stores that an individual can access for life. These need to be able to accept data from a wide variety of data sources… and they will need to be able to send data to even more. We need to make it easy for people to curate their learning data, and to create ePortfolios of their work that link to the underlying evidence stored in the PLRS.” Read more about – Why do we need interoperability anyway?
  • “People should be at the center of the system designs rather than endpoints. Their activities inform the technology of what they do or do not know. The recommendations they receive are based on both what they know and what they want to know. If they are only receiving outputs from whatever technology, nothing is being personalized and the technology is not adapting.” Read more about a New Series: AI in Learning and Development
  • “From work in competitive intelligence, huge information disconnects exist within businesses, and both individuals and entire organizations are hurt by the lack of easily accessed and analyzed information. Interviewing people across five roles in a company can end up feeling like one is speaking to five different businesses, not one. This has tremendous costs in terms of employee growth and satisfaction as well as organizational success. I saw xAPI as a way for organizations to gain deeper internal understanding – by seeing what learning actually impacts performance, there is the potential to understand what the real learning needs are to support success for employee and employer alike.” Read more about the new book – Investigating Performance: Design and Outcomes with xAPI
  • “xAPI as a technology is finding a lot of adoption, even despite support structures that will unleash its value to individuals and organizations. In the last nine months, we’ve seen conformance requirements and conformance tests developed, and the advent of a formal specification for xAPI Profiles will deliver a much-needed support for semantic interoperability of its data, just as technical interoperability is needed for all the components of enterprise architecture to function correctly.” Read more about – Continuous Improvement at Industry-Scale
  • “The Museum has access to data about the length of time spent at each exhibit, the challenges completed, the data entered by students and the curriculum standards being exposed. Reports can display all data over all time, or hone in to specific school or classroom level reports.” Read more about – Flipping the Model: Using data to quantify the informal learning experience

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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?

Spring, 2016 | Table of Contents

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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…]

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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