Peter Berking, an instructional designer with Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative since 2008, has more than 18 years of experience in a broad base of instructional design and development activities, for products ranging from technology-driven eLearning products and performance support systems to instructor-led courses. He is a subject matter expert in instructional design and advanced learning technologies, publishing articles for industry publications and presenting at conferences. He has an MA in instructional research and curriculum development from UC Berkeley and a professional certificate in instructional design from Marymount University.
eLearning Authoring: Taking the Next Step with xAPI August 17, 2015
Authoring tools make it possible to create eLearning products, even by designers with no programming skills. These tools evolve constantly, but few of them have done much with the Experience API (xAPI). xAPI can do more than simply replicate SCORM’s tracking mechanisms. In this article, the authors offer new visions for xAPI that will create more effective and engaging online courses.
Are You an ISD, a Business Process Engineer, or Both? July 20, 2015
When human performance problems have their root causes in broken business processes, missing policies, inadequate standards, or poorly designed systems, training alone (including eLearning) may not be an effective solution. The Experience API can help in these cases. Here is a fictitious scenario that illustrates how to use xAPI to optimize the work environment.
xAPI and Analytics: Measuring Your Way to Success June 15, 2015
Applying xAPI and analytics to measure learning and work outcomes enables you to go beyond just front-end analysis to continuously analyze your learning and performance solution’s impact on business results. This approach enables you to adapt your learning and performance solutions in response to the ever-changing needs and priorities of the business. Read all about how to do this here!
The xAPI can transform the enterprise and ultimately impact many aspects beyond training. If the technology-based training project you are pitching to your sponsor is also your first venture into the xAPI, getting approval may be a bit more complicated. This guide walks you through the steps, including those needed to get the support of your IT department.
Ten Steps to Plan & Communicate Your xAPI Design to a Web Developer October 13, 2014
To realize the full tracking potential of the xAPI in your instructional design, you will need to collaborate with a web developer who can manually code the xAPI statements. This article outlines 10 steps you can take to plan and communicate your xAPI design to a web developer!