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March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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ECO313 Enabling a Blended Resuscitation Training Program with xAPI

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Wednesday, March 22

Data and Measurement


Rapid responses to “Code Blue” resuscitation events are critical to patient outcomes. MedStar Health has developed several training interventions over time to improve performance, but data from these activities were captured in disparate tools or not collected at all. Without a centralized method for analyzing data, understanding the impacts of different elements of the training program was not possible. This illustrates a common problem in blended learning approaches.

This session will describe MedStar Health’s journey in developing an ecosystem of tools to collect and analyze data from multiple training interventions, including eLearning modules, instructor-led training, a part-task training app, and in situ simulations. You will learn how the Experience API (xAPI) and a learning record store (LRS) enabled this approach, and about the successes and challenges encountered in adopting these technologies. The session will also illustrate how aggregating data from these learning experiences provides insights into training effectiveness questions, such as how usage of the mobile part-task trainer affects performance in high-fidelity in situ simulations.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How xAPI can enable a flexible ecosystem of learning technologies
  • How to analyze multiple components of a blended learning solution
  • Why it is critical to formulate meaningful questions early in the planning process
  • About the challenges of adopting an LRS and the resources required to do so

Novice to intermediate project managers, managers, and directors with a basic understanding of xAPI.

Technology discussed in this session:
xAPI, Watershed LRS, mobile games, and Training Evidence Systems/xapiapps.

David Bauer

Director of Learning Technologies

MedStar SiTEL

David Bauer is a director of learning technologies at MedStar Simulation Training & Education Lab (SiTEL). He leads the learning technologies team, which focuses on developing an adaptable learning infrastructure for MedStar Health. Dave specializes in product management, human factors engineering, and usability. He holds a master of science degree in systems engineering from the University of Virginia, where he was a National Library of Medicine medical informatics fellow. Dave has served as the lead user interface designer on over 20 R&D projects in the healthcare, military, and aviation domains.

Tim Chudy



Tim Chudy is a senior director at Watershed. As a former business owner, Tim has years of experience training, managing, and developing other professionals. Now, at Watershed, he’s using that experience to help L&D professionals understand the evolving learning ecosystem through technologies, such as xAPI and a learning record store.

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