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xAPI How To: Working with the Vocabulary Server and Creating Profiles


Date: Wednesday, 25 July 2018


Time: 1330-1430 (EST)


Speaker: Andy Johnson, SETA Contractor


Have you been asked to implement xAPI in your community? Is it your job to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline)? Or maybe you're a seasoned professional interested in advancing the state of tracked data across communities. If you're involved in the quantifiable, sharable, and trackable - the ADL Initiative has a webinar for people like you! Our Specifications and Standards Manager, Andy Johnson (CTR), is ready to get down into the details with you in the webinar, "xAPI How To: Working with the Vocabulary Server and Creating Profiles." He'll go over the value of coining vocabulary in a centralized place, some of the ADL Initiative's plans for this in the future, how different vocabulary terms relate to profiles, and go through the process of how a simple update can be populated across the web and how the identifiers work with that. This 40-minute presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with Andy Johnson.


Subject: Presentation/demonstration on how to use the ADL Vocabulary Server when implementing xAPI, including how to use a profile as well as guidelines on how to create one's own profile. We will discuss: the value of coining vocabulary in a centralized place: the ADL Initiative's plans for the future; how different vocabulary terms relate to profiles; the process of how a simple update can be populated across the web; and how the identifiers work. We'll also address the duplication of terms and how to eliminate them.


Audience: Those who have been tasked technically to implement xAPI, but don't have any other direction other than that. Those who would like to see what types of information it can track. Those interested in advancing the state of tracked data across communities.


Where: Virtual, using GoTo Webinar / VTC. Reserve your seat by RSVP'ing at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2811000823854660610. More information to follow in an invite email such as providing a VTC link for those who are unable to connect via GoToMeeting. If you have questions, please contact Liz Bradley elizabeth.bradley.ctr@adlnet.gov.


Speaker Bio: Andy Johnson, SETA Contractor, has been working professionally in distributed learning technology for the last 15 years. He was a developer as the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) emerged and was involved in every version of SCORM®. He has been the Experience API (xAPI) lead at the ADL Initiative since version .9 was established. He has been working as a contractor with the ADL Initiative for a majority of his career, and is currently serving as the Specifications and Standards Manager. Andy received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Master's degree in Education, Communication and Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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