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209 Using xAPI with SCORM to Create Adaptive Learning

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM PT
Wednesday, October 20

Tracks: Data & Measurement

We want to improve learner engagement and satisfaction in the eLearning environment. People express that they want eLearning modules that are personalized and dynamic. More specifically, they want (and deserve) content that’s relevant to their role. Content that adapts to them given certain inputs by them throughout the module. At the same time, it’s important that we have the ability to track and/or measure their completion as well as the activity and pathways within our eLearning/training programs. The more practical (and beneficial) opportunity is to leverage the benefits of traditional LMS/SCORM concurrently with the benefits of the evolving LRS/xAPI.

In this session you’ll learn how to increase learning personalization by adding xAPI statements to the SCORM compliant eLearning that your team is building (or has already built). Doing this allows designers to create content that adapts to user inputs related to their job role, their geographic location, their level of knowledge, or other identifier you may choose. To explore this further you’ll look at a real world example and see how and why various results from an annual compliance training eLearning module utilize both SCORM and xAPI concurrently. You’ll also learn how a traditional eLearning module published in SCORM and hosted on an LMS can also leverage the power of xAPI by sending xAPI statements to an LRS. This presentation will give you a practical approach that can be translated across various industries and/or applications.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How xAPI is used within Storyline
  • How SCORM modules in an LMS can send xAPI statements to an LRS
  • How eLearning content can adapt to learners based on their responses in a module
  • How mobile technology can be used to deliver and/or assess training

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Rebecca Davenport

Instructional Designer

Nebraska Medicine

Rebecca Davenport is an instructional designer in the Nebraska Medicine Office of Health Professions Education. Her professional experiences span over 25 years and include corporate training, instructional and eLearning design, project management, and videography. One of her current professional focuses includes optimization of adaptive learning principles through the use of xAPI statements to customize the learner’s experience.