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What is xAPI and Will It Really Change My Life?

  • 02 Apr 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105


  • Late registration for individual chapter members
  • Late registration for those not currently A2ATD chapter members
  • Registration for A2ATD professional chapter members
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April 2, 2015

NEW TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

What is xAPI and Will It Really Change My Life?

SCORM is the way our industry has tracked our learners' elearning progress in the learning management system for a decade, but it's both confined and confining. xAPI is the still-wet-behind-the-ears standard that frees us up to measure anything, even everything our learners do.

Wow, that sounds great... now what?

In this session, you'll explore xAPI's instructional & evaluation opportunities with Megan Torrance of TorranceLearning, and the technical side of things with Rob Houck from LearnShare.

After a brief grounding in what xAPI is and where it came from, we'll brainstorm ways in which you can be using it to track learning and performance data (and what to do with all the data!). Then we'll take a look at a roadmap that you can use to plot your organization's path forward.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe xAPI and its potential impact on your organization
  • Identify ways for instructor-led, webcast, experiential, social and web-based learning to be tracked using xAPI
  • Plot a course toward xAPI adoption in your organization


5:30 - 5:50 pm   Dinner & Networking 
5:50 - 6:05 pm   Welcome & Introductions
6:05 - 7:15 pm   Presentation & Activities
7:15 - 7:30 pm   Learning Wrap-Up & Meeting Close


Washtenaw Community College
Morris Lawrence Building
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105


Register by March 30 and save $5

  • Chapter members = $20
  • Student members = $15
  • Non-member guests = $40 (Join now and save up to $25!)

Registrations are not considered definite or confirmed until payment has been submitted.

Cancellations & Refunds:

Cancellations will be accepted until 5 pm on Friday, March 27

  • Cancellations received prior to this time/date should be requested in writing and sent to finance@a2astd.org.
  • Refunds will be issued either (1) by check (less a $5 processing fee) and will be mailed to the address on file or (2) transferred to the next scheduled A2ATD meeting date.

Refunds after Friday, March 27 at 5 pm cannot be issued, but we will gladly accept a substitution should you wish to send someone in your place.

About the Presenters:

Megan Torrance is the CEO of TorranceLearning, a custom learning design & development firm based in Chelsea. TorranceLearning is an early adopter of xAPI and Megan has given conference presentations and panel discussions on the topic.

Rob Houck is the CTO of LearnShare, LLC, a learning, performance and talent management solutions provider based in Maumee, OH. LearnShare's learning record store (LRS) supports cross-platform learning and performance data via xAPI. 

Dr. Diana J. Wong is an Associate Professor in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Organization Development and Change at Eastern Michigan University. She received her PhD in strategy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. From 2005-2007, Dr. Wong
served as President of the ASTD Ann Arbor Chapter and received her CPLP as part of the pioneering cohort for launching the certification program. Her passion for professional development focuses on leadership development and organizational change as critical factors for competitive strategies that sustain great organizations. The Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) prepares the talent development professional with skills and knowledge that make them indispensable to their employers. Come
hear Dr. Wong share her experience and knowledge on ways to build your professional career using coaching techniques.

ATD Competency Model:

Outline the process of CPLP certification

Relate the CPLP certification to their professional career development aspirations and goals

Identify resources to support their interests in the CPLP application

Reflect on their professional competencies for talent development

Network. Learn. Grow.

Creating a World that Works better.

Ann Arbor ATD  P.O. Box 130131  Ann Arbor, MI 48113

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