Thursday, 30 April 2015

Combining xAPI with #MOOC learning? Yes!

Just received a call from Aaron Silvers (xAPI) and Ben Betts (Learning Locker) about the upcoming MOOC on xAPI, so I ran to the Curatr platform and enrolled. The MOOC starts on 12 May 2015, and takes about 4 weeks, with an estimated workload of 2 to 3 hours a week. This is what the organizers share about the upcoming mooc:

xAPI represents a small step and a giant leap for learning-kind. In many cases, the small step will modernise how organizations go about storing, sorting and sharing learning data built up around online courses. The giant leap will enable more personalized learning experiences, allow us to measure ROI and make corporate learning all about performance, not completion.
Join this MOOC to explore both the technical realities and the strategic possibilities of the Experience API. If you want to write your first xAPI statement and understand the difference between an Activity Type and a Context Extension, this is the place to be.
Equally, if neither of these things mean a damn thing, we are the community that will help you make sense out of your data strategy, and your roadmap for the medium term.
This MOOC will be open to contribution and allow you to explore the content and conversations that best fit your needs.