前沿对话 – X Talks – 是由 xAPI Chinese CoP 与中国企业学习技术应用联盟、台湾资策会数位教育研究所合办的线上讲座，旨在提升大家对 xAPI 的认识，及如何利用 xAPI 来提升学习成效与企业绩效。
科技在许多层面改变了我们的生活，这里先从实际的故事来观察学习与培训方式的变化，指出当今人力发展地图上的重要方向，例如社群学习、非正式学习、效能支持、移动学习，接著探讨主管应如何管理与掌握多元样貌的学习行为，去对齐趋近组织目标。利用数据作决策在商业竞争中胜出，人力发展也应该如此。Experience API (xAPI) 就是为这目的而产生的新学习标準。
X Talks – 1: Paradigm Shifts in Training and Learning
Technologies have changed many aspects of our society, the landscape of learning and development has been changed a lot. What are important directions on the map? With such paradigm shifts, you can’t manage what you don’t measure. Many business competitions are won by data-driven solutions and decisions, so shall talent development management. That led to the introduction of Experience API (xAPI).
Speaker: Jessie Chuang
学习与培训模式的变迁催生了新学习标準 Experience API (xAPI), Aaron Silver 是这个过程的先期参与者，他将分享亲身见證的观察，包括这个新标準目前在业界的接受度与成长动能，同时提出实际的建议。
The paradigm shifts in training and learning led to the birth of Experience API (xAPI), Aaron Silvers shared with us what he has witnessed about this history, the adoption status and momentum of xAPI on learning and development landscape. He gave some pragmatic advises for all to take away.
Speaker: Aaron Silvers
前沿对话之三: xAPI 实施案例研究与专案成果展示 (延期)
借由大大小小的实施案例故事，让听众感受 xAPI 可以为他们带来的效益，然後展示 Jessie 亲自带领或参与的 xAPI 专案成果 — 跨系统的学习环境与遊戏式学习设计，加上即时反馈的数据与行动迴圈，无须巨额投资即能转化组织现有的学习方案，并说明从这里往前规划构築的 xAPI 学习科技生态系。
X Talks – 3: xAPI Case Studies and Project Demonstration
Through big and small xAPI use cases and stories, audiences will catch how xAPI can work for them. Then Jessie will demonstrate projects achievements that she had led or participated — across systems learning environment design and gamification with real-time feedback of data and action loops; without big investment, you can transform your current learning solutions too. The next step will be a learning technology ecosystem growing on xAPI foundation.
Speaker: Jessie Chuang
基於实际执行的专案，以 xAPI 作为学习历程数据传递的标準，Mark 将分享如何善加利用 xAPI 创造价值与解决问题，配合产业资源与实务，建议如何设计与建立 xAPI 资料。
X Talks – 4: Making xAPI work
Based on his experiences in projects where xAPI was the central means of transferring data, Mark will share some ideas about how to get the best out of xAPI. He will look at how xAPI statements can be designed and built, using a combination of industry resources and bespoke practice.
Speaker: Mark Berthelemy
SCORM 是有史以来最成功的学习标準，而新标準 xAPI 也同样出於 Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) 专案团队与开放社群；Craig 将解释规划中从 SCORM 演化到 Training and Learning Architecture (TLA) 的进程，xAPI 是 TLA 的重要基础，以及，实际上 xAPI 也延伸了 HR 的管理触角。
X Talks – 5: The SCORM-to-TLA Roadmap and the implications for HR
SCORM is the most successful learning standard in the history, like xAPI it’s also initiated and maintained by ADL. Craig will explain about The SCORM-to-TLA Roadmap in which xAPI is the crucial building blocks for the whole picture of TLA, and how xAPI extends the reach of HR.
Speaker: Craig Wiggins (ADL)
前沿对话之六: xAPI 如何兼顾开放性与互通性 — 语彙控制与 CoP
xAPI 可以记录、沟通各种创新的学习经验，想像力是唯一的限制，学习设计师可跳出学习系统的框架思考，而仍能串整所有学习历程资料。如何同时拥有开放性与互通性? Jason 将说明 ADL 与社群在语彙控制与维护上的努力，也延伸说明 Linked Data 将对学习分析意义重大。
X Talks – 6: The Openness and Vocabulary Control of xAPI
Sky is the limit for using xAPI to record and communicate innovative learning experiences between systems, for the first time in E-Learning history learning designers can think outside the box (LMS) and still have all data integrated. But what it takes to keep the openness and interoperability, in this talk Jason will explain ADL’s effort of working with communities, vocabulary control and persistence, also Linked Data and learning analytics.
Speaker: Jason Haag (ADL)
前沿对话之七: xAPI 新学习标準时代的学习设计工具
學習設計過去一直受學習管理系統 (Learning Management System, LMS) 的限制，當 LMS 不再是學習經驗的主軸，可能性頓時海闊天空了!
X Talks – 7: eLearning Tools and Learning Design in the Age of xAPI
Learning experience design and development have long been centered around the learning management system. What happens (or should happen) to elearning design and development when the LMS is no longer the center of learning experience tracking?
Speaker: Craig Wiggins (ADL)
前沿对话之八: xAPI 如何汇整分析跨系统的社群学习行为
Connected Learning Analytics 工具旨在解放老师的学习设计，经由 API 接口收集来自不同工具的学习历程资料，以 xAPI 统一描述这些历程的格式与用语。以学习者为中心的分析输出，希望加强学生的对自己的学习与社群学习行为的反思与管理。Kirsty 将介绍这个运用 xAPI 为基础的架构与分析，如何追踪与提昇後 LMS 时代的社群学习经验。
X Talks – 8: How xAPI Enables Analyzing Connected Learning Beyond the LMS
The Connected Learning Analytics toolkit aims to enable teachers to provide learning experiences “in the wild”. Rather than offering learning in a LMS, we obtain data about student engagement in carefully designed learning activities by interfacing with standard APIs for a range of online tools. The xAPI allows us to unify different data streams into one format and a controlled vocabulary across all platforms.
Learner oriented learning analytics then helps us to encourage metacognition and reflection in our students about their own learning and social interactions. This talk will provide an overview of the architecture, data structures and analytics that we currently use to leverage xAPI as a tool for enabling connected learning beyond the LMS.
Speaker: Dr. Kirsty Kitto
前沿对话之九: xAPI 在学习遊戏、遊戏式学习与扩增实境的应用潜力
学习遊戏、遊戏式学习与扩增实境已逐渐成为受欢迎的学习媒介，而这正是我们需要 xAPI 的地方，首先，追踪学习者各种行为，记录有意义的选择与结果的反馈，接著，剖析一般遊戏开发者资料分析的策略，建议 xAPI 可以更深一层地促成有意义的竞争与协同合作。最後，讨论 xAPI 在渐受欢迎的扩增实境遊戏中，可以如何追踪过程，与应用潜力。
In this session, we will look at potential fits for xAPI that go beyond normal online courses and go into mediums such as games, gamification and augmented reality. First, we will discuss how xAPI enhances the tracking capabilities one of the key aspects of what makes a game a game – meaningful choices/meaningful consequences. Next, we will analyze the types of data commonly used in gamification strategies and suggest how xAPI can move beyond this or dig another level deeper into promoting competition and social collaboration. Finally, we will look at the possibility of xAPI in use of Augmented Reality experiences and what can be tracked in this growing trend of AR.
Speaker: Andy Johnson (ADL)
由數據驅動的培訓決策、快速驗證原型的方法，將為企業帶來可量化的人力發展策略與價值評估，Jeff 將探討在快速變化的商業環境中對 HR 經理人日漸重要的技能與實務，包括對齊績效需求與學習指標、敏捷有紀律的專案管理與利用 xAPI 追蹤學習與工作歷程。
Integrating Continuous Improvement Methods for Enterprise Learning
This presentation will explore emerging skill sets and practices that enterprise learning and HR leaders must cultivate to compete in rapidly changing business environments. The integration of data-driven learning decisions with rapid prototyping methods will lead to an acceleration of workforce capabilities that provide measurable value for the enterprise, and enhance human capital development for durable success.
– Analytics design skillsets for aligning learning metrics with performance needs
– Disciplined agile project management
– Activity-based tracking of learning experiences (xAPI)
Speaker: Jeff Segall