Learning Analytics Toolkit & TinCan/xAPI@Work Proof Of Concept Progress

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Thu, July 16, 2015, 12 – 1:00 pm EST. Register




Following on from our last webinar on Sharing our TinCan/xAPI@Work Journey,  we give an update on creating a working proof of concept for TinCan/xAPI. Dr Kirsty Kitto will present on the work being done in developing a toolkit, which uses xAPI to store data about student participation in learning activities designed using standard social media tools such as Facebook etc.

We discuss

  • What is the status of adoption of TinCan/xAPI in the industry? How fast or slowly is it moving now?
  • What can you realistically achieve now with xAPI? What is the roadmap you need to take?
  • Are there opportunities for the corporate and education sectors to collaborate to increase adoption?


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Dr Kirsty Kitto – Senior Research Fellow in the Information Systems School at the Queensland University of Technology. Kirsty is the Lead Investigator for a project sponsored by the Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching, which is developing a Connected Learning Analytics (CLA) toolkit. The CLA toolkit will enable the delivery of Learning Analytics solutions that show learners details about their behaviour in learning activities based upon standard social media tools. More generally, Kirsty models the ways in which humans interact with complex information environments, paying special attention to the interdependencies between language, attitudes, memory and learning.

Aneesha Bakharia –Project Manager/Data Analyst – Connected Learning Analytics Toolkit

Cameron Hodkinson – Learning Effectiveness Lead, CGU Insurance. Cameron has more than 10 years digital and education experience. He is a passionate and creative professional who is focused on the development of visually engaging, meaningful and educational digital products and experiences. With practical experience in the strategic design and implementation of Experience API (TinCan), Cameron is a strong advocate for the re-invention of workplace learning with these technologies in mind.

Jeevan Joshi – Founder – Learning Cafe – Jeevan is an experienced Learning and HR practitioner who is passionate about the digitisation of Learning & HR. He is also currently engaged as Digital Learning Adviser at Fairfax Media.  Jeevan has worked for EY, PWC, Boots, SumTotal and Upside.

About TinCan/xAPI

xAPI/TinCan has the potential to alter just about everything Learning does or will be expected to deliver. TinCan/xAPI is the new learning standards that make 70:20:10/ Performance Support/ Personal Learning Records feasible. TinCan/xAPI is the successor of SCORM 2004/1.2 but the good news is that it promises so much more than that. While TinCan/xAPI is a technical specification it will profoundly impact the way we architect the design, delivery and consumption of learning. The question is not if but when TinCan/xAPI will impact us.

To explore the potential of TinCan/xAPI, LearningCafe is currently in the middle of a collaborative exploration project called TinCan/xAPI@Work. Among other things, the aims of TinCan/xAPI@Work are to:

  • Understand the business impact on learning and learning experience. In collaboration with participating organisations, learning cafe shall explore not only the business impact of TinCan but also its effectiveness as a new learning standard.
  • Collateral of “nuts and bolt.
  • Accelerate the organisational adoption of TinCan/xAPI by increase awareness of TinCan/xAPI in the L&D community.