Sharing What Works

March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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ECO215 LRS: What You Need to Know Now

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 16

Ecosystem - Technology


You’re excited about the promise of the xAPI-enabled world, but you’ve still got a learning management system (LMS) and a host of SCORM-based courses that you need. But what if you could get the most out of both a LMS and a learning record store (LRS) at the same time?

In this session, you’ll quickly review what a LRS is and how it’s different and similar to the LMS you already have. You will tackle the big questions such as: should you work with a standalone LRS, a front-end solution for the xAPI with a built-in LRS, or a LRS that is aligned with your LMS and your current learning infrastructure? At the same time, you’ll explore considerations you’ll have to keep in mind when looking for an LRS the list of key questions to ask in selecting a LRS for your environment, and insights from early adopters in both the learning and infrastructure aspects of the xAPI.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to identify the benefits of a LRS, both in contrast to and in combination with your LMS
  • How to choose from among three types of LRS options
  • How to draw potential options for your next generation learning and performance infrastructure
  • How to ask potential LRS vendors key questions to narrow your search

Intermediate and advanced designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:

Megan Torrance



Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data, and ultimately performance. Megan has over 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, of course, the Experience API (xAPI). TorranceLearning hosts the xAPI Learning Cohort, a free, virtual 12-week learning-by-doing opportunity where teams form on the fly and create proof-of-concept xAPI projects.

Rob Houck

Head of Technology Innovation

UL Compliance to Performance

Rob Houck is the head of technology innovation at UL Compliance to Performance. He has provided strategic direction for learning and talent management software, managed software development and support of technology products and services, and overseen software implementations for more than 3.2 million users in 73 organizations. Rob has worked in technology for more than 25 years and has consulting experience ranging from small business to Fortune 100 clients.

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