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814 Is Now the Time for the xAPI? You Decide!

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Friday, October 31


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The Experience API (xAPI) has become a very popular topic in our industry. It seems everywhere you look someone is talking about it and how it will change the way we look at learning. And it may well do that. But is the xAPI right for you and your organization? Is now the right time for the xAPI?

In this candid session you will explore questions that put the xAPI into context so that you can determine if it is right for you and your organization. You will discuss what xAPI provides and how that matches against your organizational needs. You will examine how the xAPI relates to your existing LMS system and how it relates to SCORM, and you will leave this session with a better understanding of the xAPI in the context of your own work so that you can decide if this is the right path, and the right time, for your organization.

In this session, you will learn:

  • If the xAPI will provide your organization what it needs
  • How the xAPI relates to your LMS and SCORM
  • If the xAPI provides actionable data to measure and impact learning
  • What you can do yourself without the xAPI

Beginning to advanced developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
The Experience API.

Neil Lasher

Senior Instructional Designer


Neil Lasher, the senior instructional designer for FireEye, is a Fellow of the UK Learning and Performance Institute. Over the last 25 years, Neil has assisted hundreds of companies of all sizes with their learning design and strategy. In 2012 Neil worked for the organizing committee of the London 2012 Olympics, helping to roll out one million hours of learning to 200,000 contractors and volunteers. A recognized expert and thought leader in instructional design and workplace analytics for using technology in learning, Neil is now part of a team of experts delivering learning at FireEye, ranked fourth on the Deloitte 2012 Technology Fast 500.

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