The xAPI Cohort is a community-based program that offers the chance to connect with others and gain experience with xAPI. The Cohort runs for 12 weeks and provides weekly sessions to help you accomplish your xAPI goals. Session content ranges from introductory to advanced, so no matter your skill level, if you’re looking for a hands-on, learn-by-doing experience, the Cohort is the right choice for you.
xAPI Cohorts run twice a year in spring and fall semesters.
Work and participation happen synchronously in the Weekly Live Session, and asynchronously in Slack.
Weekly live sessions are held every Thursday at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET during an active semester (spring or fall). For 2024, our live sessions are held in Airmeet. Read Airmeet attendee guide.
After the live sessions, a weekly update (with links to recordings, etc.) is sent to all Cohort members via email.
Each semester, participants form learning pods in the first few weeks of the semester. A pod can either continue work from a previous semester, building upon their own efforts or that of a previous group or start from scratch and work on whatever interests them.
You are under no obligation to join a learning pod. You can join a pod’s Slack channel and just read along without actively participating if you’re interested in the topic.
Often there is an informal (and sometimes formal) pod leader, though the only representative officially asked for is someone who can give a rundown of their activity in weekly pod updates to the broader Cohort.
Most of the weekly communication between participants and broad organizer announcements happens in Slack. When you sign up for the Cohort, you should receive an invitation to the Slack workspace.
You can join as many channels as you want, and feel free to lurk—you are under no obligation to participate if you’re just curious.
There are a few Slack channels that everyone starts with:
The remaining Cohort communication is broken into various channels by type: