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214 Seven Surprising Ways the xAPI Can Improve eLearning Design

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Wednesday, October 29


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There are a number of misunderstandings and misconceptions about the Experience API (xAPI). Many learning departments and organizations aren’t quite sure what the benefits are of xAPI and how to integrate it into their learning solutions. In a time when mobile technologies and informal workplace environments are on the rise, designing comprehensive learning programs to take advantage of these devices and environments can be daunting without the right technology to tie it all together, one that will help improve learning overall.

In this session you will discuss ways the xAPI can improve your learning programs. You will examine the authoring tools that publish for xAPI and how xAPI can drive leaderboards to make learning more engaging. Participants will discover that the effort to implement xAPI is smaller than expected and absolutely worth it. This session will demonstrate seven novel ways that xAPI can be used to overcome some of the most common learning challenges organizations face today.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to describe xAPI in your own words and explain how it works
  • Innovative ways to use xAPI to make learning more engaging and fun in your organizations
  • How other organizations have used xAPI
  • How to find xAPI resources and communities online

Intermediate and advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, directors, and executives with a basic understanding of eLearning design and development as well as a basic understanding of learning goals and objectives.

Technology discussed in this session:
The xAPI, learning record stores (LRS), the LMS and LCMS, Articulate Storyline, Lectora, WordPress.

Ian Huckabee


Principled Technologies

Ian Huckabee, the CMO of Principled Technologies, has more than 20 years of operations-management experience in communication-technology industries. Ian is a digital strategist and technologist specializing in social media and training, and has formed partnerships with leading technology companies in the learning and social-media spaces. Prior to founding Weejee Learning, he was vice president of audio operations and marketing for Sony Music Entertainment in New York. Ian served on the board of directors of the Consumer Electronics Association’s TechHome division, representing the wired-home channel.

John Delano



John Delano is the CEO and co-founder of Saltbox, where he empowers learning development leaders to create innovative performance development ecosystems. A synergist, his experience in learning development, consulting, and entrepreneurship with companies such as AT&T, Comcast, and T-Mobile provides a perspective that crosses the line from academic theory to practical tactics based on real-world success. John works with learning leaders who want to challenge the status quo, disrupt outdated learning models, and innovate to achieve their goals. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a master’s degree from the University of Portland.

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