501 Dreamers and Pragmatists: What Needs to Happen Next to Make the xAPI Fly

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Thursday, September 22

Every revolution requires both dreamers and pragmatists. The xAPI dreamers have been painting a beautiful picture of what is becoming possible. To realize its full potential, the pragmatists need to catch up.

In this session, you will explore some of the work currently being done to fulfill the promise of the xAPI. You will examine the deployment of conformance suites, shared vocabularies, professional certification programs, and exemplar learning record providers. You will leave this session with a deeper understanding of the future of the xAPI and how it can enhance the work of learning and performance professionals.

Tim Martin


Rustici Software

Tim Martin is the CEO of Rustici Software, which helps eLearning software work well together through compliance with standards like SCORM and xAPI. Tim is influential in the evolution of eLearning standards and was involved in the creation of xAPI via a BAA awarded to Rustici Software by ADL. In 2016, Tim and his partner Mike Rustici sold Rustici Software to Learning Technologies Group and spun off Watershed Systems, where Tim continues to serve as a board member.

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