513 Taking xAPI Profiles Further: Technical Implementation of the Profile Spec
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Thursday, October 24
Data and Measurement
As xAPI has gained increased adoption across the industry, challenges have emerged as we have seen inconsistencies in both the expression and structure of xAPI data generated from a wide variety of tools and sources. While the xAPI profile specification was designed to define and standardize the data structure, more support and definition is needed on how to apply xAPI profiles for specific use cases. In practice, many organizations are developing their own unique approaches without any consistency in xAPI usage that can be re-purposed for a larger audience.
In this session you'll hear about the research conducted for updating xAPI profiles, as well as the beginning framework of a repeatable methodology for anyone attempting to put xAPI profiles into practice. We'll share actionable recommendations on how to implement xAPI profiles to ensure conformance and consistency across the implementation spec. This session will be helpful for those who are considering the investment and technical application of xAPI profiles in their organization.
In this session, you will learn:
- Targeted development tips and techniques for creating xAPI profiles
- How to ensure conformance and consistency in your xAPI usage
- How to apply xAPI profiles to specific use cases
- Recommendations on how to put xAPI profiles into practice
xAPI, eLearning standards (xAPI, cmi5), learning analytics
Dashe & Thomson
Rose Benedicks is a renowned learning design expert and CEO of Dashe & Thomson. She has won awards for her learning experiences and is recognized for her approach to workplace challenges. She excels in aligning learning with business needs and proving the ROI of well-designed learning experiences. She holds a masters in instructional systems technology from Indiana University, is a leading presenter in the industry, and teaches instructional technology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Chief Technology Officer
TJ Seabrooks is the chief technology officer at PeopleFluent, where he leads the engineering and technology organizations. TJ is influential in the evolution of eLearning standardsâ€“he played an integral role in the contribution to two Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) awarded to Rustici by Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL), and has been a key contributor to the xAPI specification since 2012. TJ has an MS in computer science from Vanderbilt University and a BS in computer science from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He is based in Nashville, Tennessee.