Andy Johnson has been working with Distributed Learning for over 10 years. He has been involved with the SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) since 2000, much of the time directly supporting its development as a part of the ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning) Initiative. He has also architected content structures supporting SCORM for various government projects, most notably the first JKDDC (Joint Knowledge Development and Distribution Capability) courses and a series of Pharmacy Technician Training courses designed for the services by the VA. He currently has the role of Senior Systems Engineer as a part of the ADL Program and is the technical lead on the Experience API (xAPI).
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!
Five Things a Web Developer Needs to Know About the xAPI October 15, 2014
The xAPI will likely not be a familiar component to web designers, yet web designers are the experts that instructional designers must call on to execute their xAPI designs. This article is an instructional designer’s go-to document for explaining the xAPI to a web designer.