Allie Tscheulin By Allie Tscheulin • October 17, 2017

An xAPI Insider's Guide to DevLearn

If we look back over the last four years of DevLearn, we see that not only has the conference grown but xAPI has seen new adoption across industries. This year’s DevLearn features a record number of xAPI related sessions, up from 10 sessions in 2014 to over 17 in 2017 with a focus on real-world case studies plus the first-ever 2 day xAPI Camp!

With all the xAPI-citement happening at DevLearn we had to pull it all together in one place — so here it is — our 2017 xAPI Insider's Guide to DevLearn.

Monday, October 23 & Tuesday, October 24

xAPI Camp at DevLearn

xAPI Camp celebrates it’s second year at DevLearn with a two day pre-conference experience. A showcase of everything that’s possible with xAPI today, case studies and how-to guides from leading xAPI implementers, and support from a community of xAPI vendors on where xAPI is headed tomorrow, you’ll walk away with everything you need to get started!

Yet will be there to share a “Case Study from the Ground Up” on day one and lead a discussion in the afternoon “Campfire Talks” on day two. And as a shameless plug, if you’re interested in getting early access to the Yet Adapter, a data adapting, CSV uploading, xAPI transforming tool that is sure to become a critical piece of any L&D team’s xAPI toolkit, make sure you talk to us or click here to pre-register for beta access.

Wednesday, October 25

Building the xAPI Ecosystem of Your DreamsStart with your learner facing tools to capture data, connect to the right LRS option for your learning ecosystem. 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM with Megan Torrance & Rob Houck.

Investigating Performance: Designing For and From DataGood design is not only about designing for data, but also designing from data. Walk through strategies to get the most out of yours. 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM with Sean Putnam & Janet Laane Effrom.

Case Study: 5 Ways an LRS Transformed Learning at SearsSee how service-driven retailer Sears consolidated 40M legacy learning records into a Learning Record Store.1:15 PM - 2:15 PM with Anirudh Bhargava.

Case Study: Building an Effective and Practical Digital Learning StrategyLearn how the Scottish Social Services Council redefined their digital learning strategy for 200,000 staff with an xAPI LRS. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM with Keith Quinn.

Case Study: Leverage xAPI to Track Formal and Informal LearningA case study on how to phase out paper, augment LMS capabilities with an LRS, deploy & track better formal & informal learning activities. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM with Michelle Kelly & Joann Lynch.

DevLearn ExpoAnd of course, don't forget to visit the Expo and keep your eye out for the xAPI Ready badge! xAPI Ready is a collection of Learning and Development vendors passionate about getting better learning experiences through xAPI. Learn more about the xAPI Ready community and stop by any of the vendors to get your xAPI Ready stickers and buttons! Find the Yet team at booth 709 for a tour of our award-winning xAPI Learning Record Store. Expo Hours are Wednesday, October 25 9:30am – 6:30pm with the Expo reception from 5:00p – 6:30p and Thursday, October 26 9:30am – 3:00pm.

Thursday, October 26

Moving Beyond “Assign/Comply/Track”Take a high level look at tech that supports transformation from a compliance-oriented organization to a people-centered community. 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM with Jennifer Rogers.

Is There Life After the LMS?Needs change, programs change, people change. Imagine what a learning ecosystem independent of the LMS could be like and see the alternatives.12:15 PM - 1:00 PM with Ben Betts.

Sending xAPI Statements to an LRS Using JavaScriptDevLearn wouldn’t be complete with a technical session on xAPI. If you’re looking to write your own statements, this is the place to start. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM with John Just.

DemoFest!One of the most fun parts of DevLearn, DemoFest is an action packed two hour networking event where you will have the opportunity to see real learning solutions demoed by your peers. You’ll have the opportunity to hear their challenges, find out what tools and technologies worked best, and get recommendations on how to implement similar projects at your organization. If you are xAPI Ready, these are the demos you won’t want to miss:

  • TEACCH/FITT Child Educator Training with xAPI Measurement
  • Realities 360 AR-Enabled Event App
  • Creating a Self-Assessment Tool Using cmi5 and xAPI

Friday, October 27

xAPI: Where It’s At and How to Get StartedFrom major courseware platforms going xAPI, to LRS adoption across industries, see how xAPI is enterprise ready for your organization. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM with Megan Torrance.

xAPI Basics for Mobile LearningMobile learning can’t be measured with just SCORM. When you apply xAPI and cmi5 together, data from interactive content becomes impactful.10:00 AM - 11:00 AM with Sarah Gilbert.

From LMS to Ecosystem: Going Beyond ImplementationDive into the story of how a three-year xAPI-powered LMS learning ecosystem has changed training culture in this case study session. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM with Debbie Richards & Duncan Welder.

See something xAPI-awesome that we missed? Send us a note at and we’ll add it to the guide! Interested in connecting with the Yet team out in Las Vegas? Request a meeting to learn more or see a personalized demo of our real-time data dashboards and xAPI Learning Record Store.

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