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Megan Torrance - Day Hikes with xAPI #xapicamp

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Megan Torrance - Day Hikes with xAPI #xapicamp

  1. 1. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 Dollar Photo Club 57351201 Day Hikes in the xAPI Megan Torrance xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015
  2. 2. Megan Torrance CEO, TorranceLearning Connect with me mtorrance@torrancelearning.com @MMTorrance linkedin.com/in/megantorrance
  3. 3. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 What is a day hike? Those first-step projects that: • Show real impact • Help you figure out your data issues • Prove your point • Free or very low cost • (Maybe even under the radar) Things you can pick up and do without breaking other things.
  4. 4. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 Why do you need a day hike? You can’t sell xAPI. (no one cares) You can sell the connection between improved learning data and better organizational outcomes. You probably need a proof-of-concept. You have to show it.
  5. 5. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 Three hikes for you 1. SCORM on steroids 2. The hypomnema 3. Experience learning to do list
  6. 6. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 But before we dive into the trails … Here are some trail markers to make it easier. The markers help you sort out: • The nature of the experience • The nature of transactions • The context of the situation • Who the initiator of the transaction is • The purpose for the evaluation
  7. 7. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 The experience is … Social Activity is (can be) shared with and followed by others Activity is consumed horizontally across the organization Encourages learning from others (high performers) Personal Activity is (relatively) private Activity is primarily consumed by the learner and vertically with leaders S P
  8. 8. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 The transactions are… Predictable We know the triggers and when to expect them We know the possible range of statements Variable Triggers are “random” or at least not prescribed Verbs and direct objects are unknown until used P V
  9. 9. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 The evaluation is … Formative What do you know? What don’t you know? Data is used to determine learning gaps (and ultimately fill them). Summative What have you learned? What can you do with it? Data used to certify that learning has happened. F S
  10. 10. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 The context is … Learning Transactions document the learning process and/or performance simulations Source of transactions has (often) been created by the L&D team Performance Transactions document actual performance Source of transactions has been created by (or in) another source and sent to or imported by the learning system L P
  11. 11. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 The initiator is … The learner The learner chooses when to document the experience. An observer An observer chooses when to document the experience. The environment The experience is documented behind the scenes. The learner may not be overtly aware of it. L O E
  12. 12. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 Experienceis…Transactionsare..Contextis…Initiatoris…Evaluationis… USECASES WHYxAPI? Traditional SCORM Elearning Learners access elearning in a learning management system (LMS). Important metrics include completion, score, status, location. If this works for the situation, there may be no need for an xAPI solution. Traditional compliance course Info & test-based course E L P P ersonal redictable earning nvironment S ummative
  13. 13. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 Experienceis…Transactionsare..Contextis…Initiatoris…Evaluationis… USECASES WHYxAPI? SCORM on steroids Track all the things. You need to track more, and more easily, than could ever be done with SCORM. This formal learning environment is still a private experience. You need to track multiple people doing the same thing together. Document more about learning Student groups working together Don’t want an LMS login L L P P S ersonal redictable earning earner ummative
  14. 14. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 SCORM on steroids Where can I get it?
  15. 15. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 Experienceis…Transactionsare..Contextis…Initiatoris…Evaluationis… USECASES WHYxAPI? Personal organizer Class assignment to collect resources The hypomnema Personal learning diary Learner bookmarks web pages and experiences to create a personal diary. Others can see or follow the path. High performers can be followed. Tag and comment on pages. Creates a personalized & transferrable library. Document more about learning L L V S earning earner ? ocial ariable
  16. 16. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 The hypomnema Where can I get it? TorranceLearning/ xAPI-Gnome tincanapi.com/ bookmarklet/
  17. 17. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 Experienceis…Transactionsare..Contextis…Initiatoris…Evaluationis… USECASES WHYxAPI? The experience learning to do list Personal learning checklist The learner has a checklist of things to accomplish as part of a curriculum. SCORM and non-SCORM items can be on the checklist. Two-way communication with the LRS means the learner can initiate some checks, and others can be gathered “hands-free.” Track learning outside the LMS Learn more about the learning process Support performance New hire checklist Coaching checklists Deli counter prep checklist L L P P F ersonal redictable earning earner ormative
  18. 18. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 The experience learning to do list Where can I get it? TorranceLearning/ xAPI-Gnome
  19. 19. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 ! Designasolutiontomeetstated needs ! Respond toquestionscorrectly ! Decidea courseofaction ! Collect &enterdata accurately ! Nailroofshinglessafely Practice in Training Know . . . Business Goal thatsolvesa Business Problem Adapted from: Cathy Moore Be honest about what you’re measuring
  20. 20. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 Be honest about what you’re measuring Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Practice Behaviors Results Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 / 4 Level 4 / 5 !
  21. 21. Day Hikes in the xAPI – Megan Torrance – xAPI Camp at DevLearn 2015 Megan Torrance CEO, TorranceLearning Connect with me mtorrance@torrancelearning.com @MMTorrance linkedin.com/in/megantorrance

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