516 BYOD: Gamify Your Content with xAPI and Unity
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Thursday, October 24
Games and Gamification
Commonly used eLearning platforms typically offer only a limited amount of options when it comes to gamification. Similarly, traditional learning management systems can sometimes lag behind when it comes to observing learner usage. New technologies that solve these problems are certainly available, but how can you get started with them in a way that isn’t challenging and complicated to implement? This session aims to provide you with the solution; a guide to the tools that can help you overcome these challenges through an ecosystem approach.
In this hands-on session you’ll learn how to set up components of an xAPI ecosystem—from the learning record store to a Unity application that sends statements. We’ll walk through the process for setting up an LRS using Learning Locker and Amazon Web Services. Then we'll create a Unity application that can send custom xAPI statements to our new LRS. Using the TinCan.net library and some stock code, by the end of this session you’ll have an xAPI-enabled application that can be further customized to create gamified learning experiences in nearly any scenario imaginable.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to set up an LRS using Learning Locker and AWS
- How to build a basic Unity application
- How to leverage C# scripting to send xAPI statements
- What challenges we faced when developing and implementing our first Unity application and how we overcame them
Learning Locker, Amazon Web Services, Unity, xAPI
Participant technology requirements:
Please bring a computer that meets Unity's system requirements and pre-install the Unity application. (This can take over an hour, depending on your network connection.)
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Aric Mazick is a learning designer with a passion for technology. He's exploring the use of emerging industry technologies and, thanks to an engaged and supportive leadership, has made waves in his company. He has spoken at multiple industry conferences about augmented reality and Unity development, and won Best Immersive/Simulation for his blended leadership program at Learning Solutions DemoFest 2019.
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As a learning systems manager, José Torres combines his IT management knowledge with his passion for learning and development. Using his 10+ years of experience in the information technology field, José now enjoys researching, developing, and sharing new technologies with the L&D world. His background also includes system and network administration for higher education institutions.