Emerging Learning Technologies: Planning & Designing for the Experience API (Tin Can API)
The Experience API (xAPI), or Tin Can API, is an emerging standard that promises to evolve the learning technology marketplace. In short, this is the next generation of SCORM and it's poised to change the paradigm of enterprise learning.
The xAPI allows the capture of streams of learning activities and experiences, both online and offline -- and has major implications to capture and improve formal, informal and experiential learning in organizations. Market opportunities and emerging products are quickly evolving out of the affordances of the effort.
This 3-hour workshop will give participants the basics to understanding this cutting-edge technology, it's impact on training and development, and how to apply it strategically in the workplace and training environment. All participants will receive useful materials to take back to the workplace.
Attend this session and learn:
- An understanding of what Experience API is
- What xAPI will enable compared to SCORM
- How training value can be measured for mobile and eLearning activities
- How data is collected across multiple technologies into a single-user learning session
- How learning paths can be created to measure behavior change
- How mobile technologies can enhance learning interventions
- Training managers
- Instructional designers
- Project managers
- C-level executives in L&D
Recent feedback on this workshop:
"This workshop was great! While I had a basic conceptual understanding of Tin Can API / Experience API before I attended, Mike and Neil provided concrete examples and use cases, which helped me learn how I can help my clients incorporate this emerging technology...."
- Jennifer Rose, Training Divas
Workplace Learning & Performance Competencies:
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About the Facilitators:
Neil Lasher is a leading light both in the eLearning and mLearning industries. As a pioneer of both delivery methods, Neil has pushed the envelope at every opportunity and always challenges the existing rules of learning to forge new methods so that the end user takes away the very best content and has the most engaging experience.
A lively speaker, Neil has been sought by many conferences around the world to present in his trademark entertaining manner. Neil has also published many new papers on instructional design and mobile learning techniques, and he creates high-voltage learning events. In the summer of 2012, Neil worked for the London 2012 Olympics, helping to roll out 1 million hours of learning to 200,000 people...learning events don't get more high profile or mission critical than that!
Neil sits on the advisory board of the UK's Learning and Performance Institute (LPI). He is also a past president of ASTD (UK Network) and past vice chair of eLearning Network. And he hosts a mobile "technical stage" each year for the eLearning Guid's mLearnCon (the world's premier mobile conference).
Neil lives in the United Kingdom.
Michael Hruska is a technologist and entrepreneur with diverse experiences spanning across standards, emerging technologies, learning, and science. He is a former researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. Currently he is the President and CEO of Problem Solutions, which provides learning technology solutions to government, commercial, and nonprofit organizations.
Michael and his team have been leading efforts for four years at the DoD on the future of a Training and Learning Architecture (TLA) which evolves from SCORM. They have created and stewarded projects to enable the Experience API (Tin Can API). He is a member of ASTD, the eLearning Guild, the Society for Applied Learning Technologies (SALT), and the National defense and Industrial Association (NDIA).
Michael lives in Pennsylvania.