SE204 Introduction to xAPI

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Thursday, October 1

Expo Hall: Training Technologies Stage

With the growing use of the Experience API (xAPI), it’s easy to feel intimidated if you’re not a developer. While rapid development tools offer integration of the xAPI, a custom application would often be beneficial. In this session you’ll learn how non-developers can create their own Experience API projects. You’ll learn about readily available components that can be combined with some minor coding to build custom platforms. Finally, we’ll look at available HTML elements that come equipped with easily edited code to build solutions around content.

Sean Putman


Learning Ninjas

Sean Putman, a partner in Learning Ninjas, has been an instructor, instructional designer, and developer for over 15 years. He has spent his career designing and developing training programs, both instructor-led and online, for many different industries, but he has had a strong focus on creating material for software companies. Sean has spent the last few years focusing on the use and deployment of the Experience API (xAPI) and its effect on learning interventions. He has spoken at industry conferences on the subject and is co-author of Investigating Performance, a book on using the Experience API and analytics to improve performance.

Janet Laane Effron

Managing Principal

Four Rivers Group

Janet Laane Effron is a data scientist who focuses on the creation of effective learning experiences through iterative processes, data-driven feedback loops, and the application of best practices in instructional design. She has worked on xAPI design projects related to designing for performance outcomes and designing both for and in response to data and analytics. Janet’s areas of interest include text analytics, machine learning, and process improvement. She is also the co-author of Investigating Performance: Design and Outcomes with xAPI.

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