Adam Menter, Autodesk
Alex Horan, Riptide Software
Andy Johnson, ADL
Clark Quinn, Quinnovation
Kirsty Kitto, University of Queensland
Marty Rosenheck, Cognitive Advisors
Megan Bowe, MakingBetter
What is it?
xAPI Camp Autodesk was a one-day event showcasing what’s possible with xAPI. On February 11, 2016, we were at Autodesk’s headquarters in San Francisco. The day was be filled with case studies, problem solving, and networking. We helped connect participants to answers they can act on and a community that helps them make an impact.
We were at the Autodesk Gallery. Bringing together stories of exceptional design and engineering from across the globe, the Autodesk Gallery celebrates the creative process and shows how people are using new technology to imagine, design, and create a better world. It is listed as a top destination by Wired magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle, featuring more than 20 exhibits, including original works by Lego, Mercedes-Benz, Nike, and more. It’s an amazing space for the collaboration and active learning xAPI Camps are known for.
Autodesk Gallery at One Market
One Market, Floor 2
San Francisco, CA 94105
Who was there?
KIRSTY KITTO (Senior Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology)
Kirsty Kitto (@kirstykitto) is a Senior Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology, and models the ways in which humans interact with complex information environments, paying special attention to the interdependencies between language, attitudes, memory and learning. She is currently partially seconded to the Learning Futures Team, which is devoted to exploring and shaping the future of learning and teaching, at Queensland University of Technology and beyond. Kirsty is a founding member on the Board of Directors for the Data Interoperability Standards Consortium (DISC).
CLARK QUINN (Quinnovation)
Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps Fortune 500, government, not-for-profit, and educational organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to develop award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. After an academic career, Dr. Quinn has served as an executive in elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar with numerous articles, chapters, and four books, the most recent of which is Revolutionize Learning & Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age. He was awarded the eLearning Guild’s Guild Master award in 2012. Dr. Quinn consults through Quinnovation, tweets as @quinnovator and blogs at learnlets.com.
MEGAN BOWE (CO-ORGANIZER)
Megan Bowe (@meganbowe) is a learning technology product manager, turned standards evangelist and data strategist. Megan works on projects that need a wide angle lens to focus on learning, data portability, and formative analysis. Through MakingBetter, Megan helps people design reporting, data strategy, and products. At Knewton, Megan managed APIs and integration strategies bringing adaptivity into various learning applications. At Rustici Software, Megan helped to launch the Experience API working with the earliest of adopters on design and implementation. She co-created “Up to All of Us,” a community focusing on advancing learning, design, and technology. In 2014, Megan helped launch the Connections Forum with Aaron Silvers to bridge the gaps for practitioners between learning & education, design, data, and technology. Megan is a founding member on the Board of Directors for the Data Interoperability Standards Consortium (DISC).
NICK WASHBURN (Director, Learning Division, Riptide)
Currently the Director of the Riptide Learning Division, Nick Washburn has over 20 years of experience working with hi-tech entrepreneurs, distance learning, and for some of the world’s top brands. Riptide Elements® is a device agnostic, multi-language learning solution for the international market, recognized in 2015 by Brandon Hall Group for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology. Riptide learning product development aligns with the goals of the ADL Initiative, and Nick is listed as a member of the workgroup that created xAPI. Elements core product features and client case studies provide xAPI/LRS strategies for today’s learning enterprise. Since 2005, Nick has led the development of award-winning distance learning solutions used by Fortune 50/500 and U.S. DoD.
ADAM MENTER (Learning Strategy Program Manager, Autodesk)
Adam helps coordinate and lead the company-wide online learning strategy for Autodesk’s customers. He works with groups throughout the company to create improved learning experiences to empower engineers, architects, artists, and designers worldwide to do better design work with Autodesk tools. Prior to this role, Adam managed Autodesk’s learning programs for sustainable design. He has worked as a design strategist at Jump Associates and holds both a mechanical engineering degree and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
MARTY ROSENHECK (CEO, Cognitive Advisors)
Marty Rosenheck, Ph.D. (@mbr1online) is CEO and Chief Learning Strategist at Cognitive Advisors, the makers of the TREK Learning Experience Manager, a mobile SaaS platform built on the xAPI, that manages and tracks on-the-job learning and enables nano-coaching. TREK recently won the Brandon Hall Gold Award for Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology. Marty is a thought leader and sought-after consultant, speaker, and writer on the application of cognitive science research to learning and performance. He has been helping people and organizations develop expert performance for over 25 years.
MARGARET ROTH (CMO, SVP of Performance Technologies and Co-Founder, Yet Analytics)
Margaret (@teachingdaisy) is the Chief Marketing Officer, SVP of Performance Technologies, and Co-Founder of Yet Analytics, a Baltimore software company that builds an xAPI based platform that puts the power of connected data into the hands of decision makers. Margaret is most interested in the development and design of connected learning environments. Her background is in experiential learning, literary study, and team development. She is the VP of Community Impact for the Junior League of Baltimore, member of the SXSWedu LAUNCHedu Advisory Board, co-founder of EdTechWomen, mentor for the ETC’s AccelerateBaltimore entrepreneurs program and volunteer whitewater kayaking instructor at Johns Hopkins University. She is a die-hard Blue Jay Lacrosse fan, spends a lot of time cooking, writing, organizing, and exploring, and her favorite science-fiction novel is Neuromancer by William Gibson.
AARON E. SILVERS (CO-ORGANIZER)
Aaron E. Silvers (@aaronesilvers) is a designer, technologist and strategist. He’s helped learning technologies like SCORM and the Experience API (xAPI) find massive adoption. Through MakingBetter Aaron helps companies make full use of xAPI. He is the co-founder and co-organizer of the seminal community, “Up to All of Us.” Aaron led the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee researching how to best standardize xAPI. The result is the creation of the Data Interoperability Standards Consortium (DISC) – a consortium to steer xAPI’s growth and evolution, its associated specifications and best practices, of which Aaron is a founding member on its Board of Directors.
Who made this possible?
Why should you come?
CASE STUDIES THAT INSPIRE AND MAKE SENSE
You’ll leave with answers to “How can xAPI help me?” We curated examples from what we’ve seen of real-world applications of xAPI. The tough challenges shared in this one-day camp will inspire your own entrepreneurial thinking. You’ll learn about what organizations build and buy that tap into the potential of xAPI.
IDEAS THAT TACKLE YOUR TOUGHEST CHALLENGES
Speakers, facilitators and peers will help with your learning or performance challenges. Connections Forum events are different from other conferences. Though sponsored by industry experts, there aren’t sales pitches or booths. Between presentations packed with great ideas, you’ll work in a small group to get answers and start smart.
SOLUTIONS YOU CAN PLAY WITH
No matter what challenges you bring to camp, you’ll go back to the office knowing xAPI solutions that can make an impact. Everyone’s bringing projects they’re working on. Many will share the solutions they’ve come up with: things you can build or buy. Just like you, everyone will tell the truth of what problems they’re solving, and what it takes to make a change.
COMMUNITY THAT KEEPS YOU CONNECTED
We’re all new at this, so learning doesn’t end when the day is over. The Connections Forum is a community of developing practice. You’ll be able to keep in touch with the people you meet. Through the online community, you can share what you’re learning with peers. As you learn from experience, you can give back to the community by sharing your insights. We can help each other make a difference in our work.