501 xAPI Learning Analytics: Real-world Examples & Tool Evaluation Tips

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Thursday, September 28

As the adoption of xAPI becomes more widespread, organizations are searching for solutions that can provide them with more usable data about learning effectiveness and user engagement. While abundant information is available on how to implement xAPI, there needs to be more guidance on evaluating learning analytics software tools and using the data to meet specific reporting goals, as a feedback mechanism to inform decisions, or even to improve the quality of the learning content.

Simple information on course completions and pass/fail no longer cuts it. This session will show more extensive reporting and learning analytics capabilities made possible by xAPI. We will also provide examples of how you can use the data you collect to help you make more informed business decisions.

You will be provided a list of reporting tool questions that can be used as a resource when strategically evaluating xAPI-supported tools and systems, such as learning management systems, learning experience platforms, and learning record stores.

Chad Udell

Chief Strategy Officer

Float and SparkLearn

Chad Udell is the award-winning managing partner, strategy and new product development, at Float and SparkLearn. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to create experiences for 20 years. Chad is an expert in mobile design and development, and speaks at events on related topics. He is author of Learning Everywhere: How Mobile Content Strategies Are Transforming Training and co-editor/author, with Gary Woodill, of Mastering Mobile Learning: Tips and Techniques for Success and Shock of the New.

Jason Haag


Veracity Technology Consultants

Jason Haag has over 20 years of experience in distributed learning technology design and development. Jason is a former alumnus of ADL, where he provided expertise and leadership on SCORM, xAPI, mobile learning, and semantic web technologies. As a co-founder at Veracity, he is part of a team that provides Veracity’s LRS product offering, consulting, project management, and technical integration services.

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