705 Prototype to Implementation: Building Organizational Buy-In for xAPI
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Wednesday, March 27
Data and Measurement
You’ve heard about xAPI but wonder what comes next. Getting from this initial position of interest to widespread organizational buy-in can be a huge challenge. How do you justify taking resources away from creating and curating learning experiences to build something new and unproven? It can be a challenge to identify the first steps needed to start convincing stakeholders that the investment is worth it. xAPI is a complex solution, and there is no road map that an organization can follow. Everyone is looking for the best ways to use project management strategies to leverage the resources they have access to, so they can achieve those first “wins” in the process of implementing xAPI.
This session will tell the story of how a team at LLamasoft went from creating SCORM content to developing a learning ecosystem. Using low-cost resources, they created a proof of concept consisting of prototype, pilot, and implementation. You’ll learn about the steps that made this a reality—steps ranging from the simple (picking a text editor) to the complex (selecting an LRS) and even the frustrating (working with, and sometimes against, the code). After the organization gained the ability to track video usage in its help system (and more!), xAPI became a no-brainer to stakeholders. This session will explore how real-life victories and setbacks shaped what they were able to achieve. You’ll walk away prepared to establish a proof-of-concept xAPI project that drives value to your organization.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to find the resources to make xAPI work for your organization
- A process to establish an xAPI proof of concept that drives value
- Product management principles and terms to gain organizational buy-in
- An incremental approach to develop xAPI competency
- How the LLamasoft team got their first “wins”
Designers, developers, and managers
Technology discussed in this session:
xAPI and reporting software
Learning Experience Designer
Andrew McGuire is a learning experience designer at LLamasoft, where he specializes in developing engaging content and tracking learner experiences. He has been working in eLearning development for the past five years. Before joining the world of eLearning, Andrew taught English at the college level for seven years. He has an MA in English composition from Northeastern Illinois University.
Learning Experience Director
Ryan Hicks, a director of learning experience at LLamasoft, is a systems design thinker with a focus on human interaction and development of both individuals and organizations. His contributions to LLamasoft have led to the formation of the Coaching & Training and Learning Experience (LX) teams, which design, develop, and execute content throughout the entirety of the customer journey.