105 Learning Data in Action: A Pathway Forward

5:00 AM - 5:45 AM Wednesday, July 21

With xAPI adoption increasing and organizations moving to data-driven decision making across many functions, L&D professionals may find themselves playing catch-up. Many of today’s learning ecosystems have limited, disconnected data streams. But, as platforms and data standards advance rapidly and organizations call for more rich insights about learning experiences, we have an opportunity to level up our skills and our impact.

In this session, Megan Torrance shares insights and stories about organizations that are successfully using learning data to drive performance at multiple levels. We’ll begin with a framework to organize the many uses of data in the learning function, from evaluation and analytics to personalization, recommendations, and business workflow rules. Several case studies will show how the data that L&D tools generate can support deep analytics and ultimately artificial intelligence applications. For organizations just getting started on their data pathway, we’ll discuss the tools, skills, and relationships you’ll need to start building.

Megan Torrance



Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data, and ultimately performance. She has more than 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment, and consulting . Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works in learning, so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about Agile project management for learning experience design and the xAPI. She is the author of Agile for Instructional Designers, The Quick Guide to LLAMA, and Making Sense of xAPI. Megan is also an eCornell Facilitator in the Women's Executive Leadership curriculum.

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