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Monday, 23 May 2016
5 week free xAPI course by experts, starting 26 May 2016 #xAPI
Online xAPI course, provided by the xAPI developers. You can pre-register for the course now, and it goes live from the 26 May 2016 (until 30 June). Full details are available on Course Hubpage on the Curatr website. Join this MOOC to explore both the technical realities and the
strategic possibilities of the xAPI. 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 darn 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.
Starting late-May, the course will run for 5 weeks with full
facilitation and a series of live events throughout June, and then remain open
for the rest of the year. The conversation has already started on Twitter,
using the course ID as a hashtag #LearnxAPI –
so why not head over to see what’s being said and to lend your voice to the
Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect:
Demo access to the next version of Learning Locker
We’re running a demo version of Learning Locker v2 alongside this MOOC and you can connect up your activity to the LRS to get a feel for the next generation of Learning Locker. V2 isn’t ready for Open Source release yet, so you’re getting a head-start on the crowd by joining the MOOC.
Format & Events
Same as last year, we’ll be running two streams - one that covers xAPI strategy, and another which focuses on technical aspects.
We go live on Thursday May 26 to give you a few days to get started on the material before starting up 4 weeks of live events where we’ll be taking a more in-depth look at some of the key themes with a number of experts from across the globe:
Week 1 - Megan Torrance shares her been-there-done-that advice on getting started with the xAPI without breaking the bank
Week 2 - Sean Putman steers you through your xAPI-conformant Authoring Tool options, sharing best practice and advice along the way
Week 3 - James Ballard gives a view from down-under, discussing xAPI adoption in the Asia Pacific region and how vendors are working with clients to adopt more xAPI-enabled technologies
Week 4 - Aaron Silvers updates on the new Data Interoperability Standards Consortium (DISC) which aims to bring standardised conformance testing to ensure that vendors saying they ‘do’ xAPI, really do know their stuff.