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The xAPI Primer for Non-Geeky Learning Professionals: With Special Guest Megan Torrance

Episode Summary

This is more than just an introduction to xAPI. This is a conversation about real world training and development issues. Megan Torrence from TorranceLearning joins back with us on IDIODC to chat about how xAPI empowers you and your training team to deliver more to the business than just attendance records. You don’t want to miss this conversation. And you don’t want to be in it alone. Invite your manager and other key leadership to hear how other high performing training organizations are shifting to a learning strategy that includes xAPI. This conversation will touch on technical concerns but only at the level that everyone can understand. So don’t let the technology scare you. 2019 is the year you need to understand xAPI. Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data and ultimately performance. Megan has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment and consulting. Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works in learning so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about Agile project management for learning experience design and, of course, the xAPI. TorranceLearning hosts the xAPI Learning Cohort, a free, virtual 12-week learning-by-doing opportunity where teams form on the fly and create proof-of-concept xAPI projects. Megan is the author of The Quick Guide to LLAMA, and two ATD TD at Work publications: Agile and LLAMA® for ISD Project Management and Making Sense of xAPI. She is a frequent speaker at conferences nationwide. TorranceLearning projects have won several Brandon Hall Group awards, the 2014 xAPI Hyperdrive contest at DevLearn, and back-to-back eLearning Guild DemoFest Best-In-Show awards in 2016/2017 with xAPI projects. TorranceLearning is a 2018 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch. Check out Megan's books: - A Quick Guide to LLAMA - Agile Project Management on amazon https://www.amazon.ca/Quick-Guide-LLAMA-Management-Learning/dp/1500751553 - Agile and LLAMA for ISD Project Management on ATD https://www.td.org/td-at-work/agile-and-llama-for-isd-project-management - Making Sense of xAPI on ATD https://www.td.org/td-at-work/making-sense-of-xapi You can learn more about Megan on her LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megantorrance/ Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter (and remember you can always stay in the loop with the #IDIODC hashtag): - Megan: https://twitter.com/MMTorrance - TorranceLearning: https://twitter.com/tlearning - Brent: @BSchlenker https://twitter.com/bschlenker - Chris: @Chris_V_W https://twitter.com/Chris_V_W Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow Interested in learning more about dominKnow? Sign up for our next live platform demo to learn why we do powerful eLearning-authoring best. (And get a free 14-day trial after you watch the demo!) https://www.dominknow.com/demonstration.html

Episode Notes

This is more than just an introduction to xAPI. This is a conversation about real world training and development issues. Megan Torrence from TorranceLearning joins back with us on IDIODC to chat about how xAPI empowers you and your training team to deliver more to the business than just attendance records. You don’t want to miss this conversation. And you don’t want to be in it alone. Invite your manager and other key leadership to hear how other high performing training organizations are shifting to a learning strategy that includes xAPI. This conversation will touch on technical concerns but only at the level that everyone can understand. So don’t let the technology scare you. 2019 is the year you need to understand xAPI.

Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data and ultimately performance. Megan has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment and consulting. Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works in learning so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about Agile project management for learning experience design and, of course, the xAPI. TorranceLearning hosts the xAPI Learning Cohort, a free, virtual 12-week learning-by-doing opportunity where teams form on the fly and create proof-of-concept xAPI projects.

Megan is the author of The Quick Guide to LLAMA, and two ATD TD at Work publications: Agile and LLAMA® for ISD Project Management and Making Sense of xAPI. She is a frequent speaker at conferences nationwide. TorranceLearning projects have won several Brandon Hall Group awards, the 2014 xAPI Hyperdrive contest at DevLearn, and back-to-back eLearning Guild DemoFest Best-In-Show awards in 2016/2017 with xAPI projects. TorranceLearning is a 2018 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.

Check out Megan's books:

You can learn more about Megan on her LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megantorrance/

Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter (and remember you can always stay in the loop with the #IDIODC hashtag):
Megan: @MMTorrance https://twitter.com/MMTorrance
TorranceLearning: @TLearning https://twitter.com/tlearning
Brent: @BSchlenker https://twitter.com/bschlenker
Chris: @Chris_V_W https://twitter.com/Chris_V_W

Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions.

Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Interested in learning more about dominKnow? Sign up for our next live platform demo to learn why we do powerful eLearning-authoring best. (And get a free 14-day trial after you watch the demo!) https://www.dominknow.com/demonstration.html