This xAPI Camp was a four-hour showcase of what’s possible with xAPI. On Friday, September 16, 2016, from 10am – 2pm we were hosted by the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. This very special event focused on xAPI’s applications for health care and medical education with topics relevant for many enterprises and higher education institutions.
JESSIE CHUANG (Co-Founder, Classroom Aid Inc.)
Jessie Chuang is co-founder of Classroom Aid Inc., lead of ADL xAPI Chinese Community of Practice, and consultant of Visca – xAPI visual analytics service. She has provided consulting services and courses in OER (Open Educational Resources), mobile learning design, learning standards, educational technology product/solution design and visualization design for educators, researchers and vendors. Recently she is passionate about xAPI implementation design and analysis, data-driven learning design and how analytics & machine learning work in different industries. She often connects ideas from different domains, in her past career in high tech. R&D she had obtained more than 20 patents for new inventions.
Presentation: xAPI-Enabled Mobile Health System with Context Awareness Recommendation Engine for Patients
DAVE BAUER (Director of Learning Technologies, MedStar Simulation Training & Education Lab)
Dave Bauer leads MedStar SiTEL’s Learning Technologies team, which focuses on developing an adaptable learning infrastructure for MedStar Health. He specializes in user interface design, human factors engineering, and usability. Dave holds a master of science in systems engineering from the University of Virginia where he was a National Library of Medicine Medical Informatics Fellow. Dave has served as the lead user interface designer on over 20 research and development projects aimed at supporting decision makers in the military, healthcare, and aviation domains.
Presentation: Code Blue MedStar Health
MYRA TRAVIN (Educational Futurist)
In the equation of technology and learner, Myra Travin believes the key element is how humans develop a relationship with the tool they are using and how together they co-create a future state of resourcefulness. She believes that the music is not in the piano, but in the interaction between user and technology. In other words: Learners First. People are the key to innovation, she believes, not simply the systems they use—but systems can reveal the true nature of people through algorithmic predictive data strategies. In her new Learner Personalization Driven Ecology design, she brings all elements of personalization, choice, and access into self-supporting environments. She is an Innovative LX Designer and Educational Futurist with significant experience in user research, use cases, user journeys, surveys, academic papers, data collection, analysis, and user testing within project implementations of Information Security, Organizational Development, Mentorship, UX/UI Design, Predictive Analytics Design, mLearning Design and Delivery, Change Management, Stakeholder Communications Strategies, and CRM projects. Myra has worked in disciplines ranging from higher education with universities to such Fortune 500 companies as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, BP, Walgreens, PwC, and SPSS Inc., and public sector agencies such as Los Alamos National Labs, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Ministry of Forests in Canada. She has a deep interest in and a commitment to relationship and interaction within learning environments and assisting individuals in understanding their nature, behavior, and motivations to significantly increase their performance.
Presentation: Slack EduRooms
SEAN PUTMAN (VP, Learning and Development, Altair Engineering)
Sean Putman, the Vice President of Learning Development for Altair Engineering and the Owner of Intellectus Learning, has been an instructor, instructional designer, and developer for over 15 years. He has spent his career designing and developing training programs, both instructor-led and online, for many different industries. Sean has also spent the last few years focusing on the use and deployment of the Experience API and its affect on learning interventions. Sean and co-author Janet Laane-Effron are releasing their first book on design and outcomes with xAPI, Investigating Performance, in Fall 2016.
Presentation: Investigating Performance
Watch Sean’s presentation on Best Practices for Authoring Tools with xAPI.
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.
Presentation: Enterprise Learning Ecosystem
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 is the President and Executive Director of the Data Interoperability Standards Consortium (DISC), a not-for-profit industry organization charged with developing software and professional certification programs supporting data interoperability.
Presentation: xAPI-The Landscape
Watch Aaron’s presentation on Making Sense of Industry and Practice with xAPI.