The xAPI Cohort is a free 12-week learn-by-doing project-based team learning experience centered around xAPI. It’s an opportunity for those who are brand new to xAPI and those looking to experiment with it to learn from each other and the work itself.
xAPI Cohorts run twice a year in spring and fall semesters.
Work and participation happen synchronously in the Weekly Live Session, and asynchronously in Slack.
Weekly live sessions are held every Thursday at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET during an active semester (spring or fall). For 2023, our live sessions are held in Airmeet. Read Airmeet attendee guide.
After the live sessions, a weekly update (with links to recordings, etc.) is sent to all Cohort members via email.
Each semester, teams will be formed, starting a few weeks into the semester. Sometimes a team will continue work from a previous semester, building upon their own efforts or that of a previous group. Other new teams will form as participants start to narrow down a focus, either by polling the group or creating them on their own and seeing what sticks.
You are under no obligation to join a team. You can join a team’s Slack channel and just read along without actively participating if you’re interested in the topic.
Often there is an informal (and sometimes formal) team leader, though the only representative officially asked for is someone who can give a rundown of their activity in weekly team updates to the broader Cohort.
Most of the weekly communication between participants and broad organizer announcements happens in Slack. When you sign up for the Cohort, you should receive an invitation to the Slack workspace.
You can join as many channels as you want, and feel free to lurk—you are under no obligation to participate if you’re just curious.
Read how to View and Join channels
Read articles on How to Use Slack
There are a few Slack channels that everyone starts with:
The remaining Cohort communication is broken into various channels by type:
Follow the xAPI Gnome on Twitter for updates about the xAPI Cohort and resources throughout the semester.
Join the conversation with hashtag: #xAPICohort
Questions and comments can be sent to xapicohort@LearningGuild.com