What was it?
xAPI Camp Jisc is a one-day event showcasing what’s possible with xAPI. On April 22, 2016, we will be Jisc’s headquarters in London. The day will be filled with case studies, problem solving, and networking. We will help connect participants to answers they can act on and a community that helps them make an impact.
5 Lancaster Place
Who will be there?
Presentations are short and to the point, about 15 minutes.
BEN BETTS (CEO, HT2) – xAPI at Scale
Ben Betts is an entrepreneur and technologist, specializing in the application of social and peer-to-peer learning in organizations. He speaks around the world promoting research-driven innovations in learning technology, including making an appearance at TEDx in the UK. He has written for four books in the last two years, published peer-reviewed academic papers and many magazine articles. His current research focuses on the role of data in creating personalized, social learning experiences.
RUSSELL DUHON (CTO, Saltbox) – xAPI Vocabulary
Russell Duhon is a machine learning, data mining and information visualization expert responsible for architecting and developing the Saltbox data platform (Wax LRS). He is a major contributor to and world’s top technical expert on the Experience API learning technology standard. He previously helped create widely used science cyber-infrastructure tools as part of a research group at Indiana University.
BALTASAR FERNANDEZ-MANJON (Professor, Complutense University of Madrid) – xAPI in Applied Gaming
Prof. Baltasar Fernández-Manjón is a professor at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). He leads the Complutense e-learning research group eUCM (www.e-ucm.es) and is the holder of an honorary Telefonica-Complutense Chair in Serious Games. In 2010-2011 he has been Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard University and Visiting Scientist at LCS-MGH. He is IEEE Senior Member and associate editor of IEEE Transaction on Learning Technologies. His main research interests are educational uses of (serious) games, learning analytics, e-learning technologies, and application of educational standards. He is involved in RAGE H2020 EU project in charge of the creation of the learning analytics infrastructure for serious games and is applying xAPI.
PAUL HOLLINS (Professor, University of Bolton) – xAPI in Applied Gaming
Paul has over 25 years experience in senior management in the digital and education sectors. Paul joined Cetis in 2003 and was one of the co-directors, with responsibility for Cetis operations and management. in this role he directed numerous programme support projects and activities for Jisc and the European Commission, primarily in innovation across a variety of domains including Technology Standards and Specifications, Curriculum Design and Student Lifecycle Relationship Management. Paul has also represented the UK in global Technology horizon scanning activities in Higher Education. Currently Paul is Vice Chair of the Hull College Group, with direct responsibilities for Technology and Higher Education. Previously, he was Head of Business Development for BTL, a UK based an educational digital content and e-assessment provider, and prior to that was a director of an international digital Games publisher with responsibilities for production, Licencing and stakeholder Management.
KIRSTY KITTO (Senior Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology) – xAPI Vocabulary
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).
NICOLA MASTRORILLI (Co-Founder, RealThink) – xAPI in Classroom Facilitation
After ten years as IT Consultant working in different contexts (business intelligence, e-learning platform, crm, etc…) Nicola founded a small consultancy boutique, focused on innovation (e-learning and information design are the focused areas). Once upon a time he was a runner. Now he runs chasing his little daughter Agata.
NICK WASHBURN (Director, Learning Division, Riptide) – xAPI in Extended Enterprise
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.
ANDY WHITAKER (xAPI Strategist, Rustici Software) – xAPI Conformance
Andy Whitaker is an xAPI strategist for Rustici Software, a company that helps vendors and organizations conform to e-learning standards. He’s been involved with xAPI since it was in its early beta stages. At Rustici Software, Andy helps customers understand which e-learning standards they should use in order to reach desired business goals.
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.
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.
Who’s making 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.