Sharing our TinCan/xAPI@Work Journey – Step 1 – Validating the L&D Potential

Thu, May 28, 2015, 12 – 1:00 pm EST.




xAPI/TinCan has the potential to alter just about everything Learning does or will be expected to deliver. TinCan/xAPI 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.

We share the findings from the Explore stage of the project involved Learning Professionals from 7 -Eleven, EY, Aussie Home Loans and others. The project can be found at

We discuss

  • What is the potential for TinCan/xAPI to accommodate requirements that business, learners and L&D need for the future?
  • What is the status of adoption of TinCan/xAPI in the industry? Is it a lot of hype or is there substance?
  • Why did the Working Group decide to proceed to build a proof of concept despite concluding that TinCan/xAPI was in early stages?
  • What was the scope of the proof of concept? What is the architecture and approach?
  • What next for TinCan/xAPI? What does L&D need to do to prepare for TinCan/xAPI?


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  • Michael Parker – Executive Manager, Group Learning & Career Development at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. After a very diverse sales background with the CBA, Michael joined L&D when CBA was looking to appoint a manager directly from the business. See the interview here.
  • 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. Jeevan has worked for EY, PWC, Boots, SumTotal and Upside.