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Workshop: Transform Learning with xAPI

  • April 25, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Houston Food Bank Conference Center, 535 Portwall Street, Houston, TX 77029


  • Member of another ATD Chapter or a member of ATD. Please email vpmarcom@tdhouston.org for registration code.


Early Bird discounted pricing ends March 26.  Register now!

Tasked with performance improvement and proving that your training contributes to achieving your organization’s business goals? Responsible for improving and/or updating training but unsure of what to change? Need to implement mobile learning but find you can’t with SCORM?

The Experience API or xAPI is the answer! 

xAPI is no longer just a buzzword.  There are real-life case studies where xAPI has had a positive impact on performance.

  • Who should attend? L&D professionals who plan, organize, and/or implement learning and training for their organization’s employees.
  • Why should you be excited about xAPI? We finally have a data model to track all types of training.
  •  Why is this important to your learning & development or training program? You can collect and analyze data to improve and/or update training content, which in turns improves performance.
  •  Will improved performance affect and help achieve your company’s business goals? Yes.

    Experience a day of learning about xAPI: what it is; how it works; why it’s needed; case studies and examples. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of xAPI, how to plan your learning data strategy incorporating xAPI, and how to implement it. Sessions will be led by top xAPI thought leaders and practitioners.

    Why should you care about xAPI?

    With xAPI you can answer these questions and more:

    • What path do high performing students take through the training?
    • Are there parts of your training content that have very few student interactions?
    • Is there a better option than SCORM for mobile training?
    •  How can I track simulations, gaming and social learning?
    More information:  http://learnxapi.com/


    Megan Torrance is the CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data, and ultimately performance. She has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment, and consulting. TorranceLearning projects have won IELA and Brandon Hall (2012, 2014, 2016) awards, the 2014 xAPI Hyperdrive contest at DevLearn, and back-to-back eLearning Guild DemoFest Best in Show awards (2016, 2017). Megan is the author of The Quick Guide to LLAMA, Agile and LLAMA for ISD Project Management, and Making Sense of xAPI. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in communication and an MBA.

    Sean Putman, a partner in Learning Ninjas, 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, but he has had a strong focus on creating material for software companies. Sean has spent the last few years focusing on the use and deployment of the Experience API (xAPI) and its effect on learning interventions. He has spoken at industry conferences on the subject and is co-author of Investigating Performance, a book on using the Experience API and analytics to improve performance.

    Art Werkenthin, president of RISC, Inc., has over 30 years’ experience working with learning management systems (LMS) in the Oil & Gas, Retail, Finance and other industries. An early xAPI enthusiast, Art’s company was the first to implement xAPI 1.0 in a commercial LMS. For the past 2 years, Art has participated on the ADL cmi5 committee and frequently presents and blogs on both xAPI and cmi5 topics.

    Duncan Welder is the director of client services for RISC, Inc. Duncan holds a master’s of education from Texas A&M University in educational technology and has more than 15 years experience in implementation of learning management systems, both domestically and abroad. He has been recognized for his application of learning management systems to manage regulatory-compliance in industries ranging from petrochemicals to finance. Duncan has provided presentations to professional organizations including the Gulf Coast Process Technology Alliance, the Northwest Process Technology Alliance, and the Association for Talent Development.

    Debbie Richards, president of Creative Interactive Ideas, was named one of the most influential people in corporate eLearning in 2017. Debbie serves as a consultant to corporations and organizations, and she currently works with clients to design, develop, and deliver adult learning programs with measurable impact through the use of emerging technologies. She is passionate about working with and mentoring other learning professionals. She is a past president of the ATD Houston chapter and currently serves as the VP of Marketing and Communications.


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