Sharing What Works

March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS703 The xAPI: What Does an Instructional Designer Need to Know?

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Thursday, March 17

Data and Measurement

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As adoption of the xAPI begins to take hold, the convergence of working and learning offers instructional designers the opportunity and the challenge to do more than ever before. The xAPI allows for more robust and interesting tracking of the learning process, including learning that happens outside the LMS and on the job. As an instructional designer, are you ready to step up to this challenge?

In this session, you’ll get a brief introduction to xAPI and what’s new about it from the instructional design side. You’ll also learn about three key areas that impact instructional design: identifying learning data needs, data sources, and meaningful visualizations that answer organizational and L&D questions; making choices about infrastructure—how and when to work with your LMS, your LRS or both; and models for taking advantage of the xAPI across a variety of learning vectors—formal and informal, social and private, formative and summative, and  predictable and variable.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to identify new challenges in work as an instructional designer
  • How to describe the impact that xAPI can have on an organization’s learning and performance strategies
  • How to identify data needs and likely sources within an organization to meet them
  • How to choose one or more first projects that leverage the xAPI’s capabilities beyond what’s available in SCORM today

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

Technology discussed in this session:
The xAPI.

Megan Torrance



Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, connecting 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 so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about Agile project management for learning design, racial equity, and xAPI & learning analytics. Megan is the author of Agile for Instructional Designers, Data & Analytics for Instructional Designers, and Making Sense of xAPI.

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