Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee

Accelerate Your xAPI Skills with Cohort Learning: with Special Guest Megan Torrance

Episode Summary

Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee In this episode, Brent and Chris chat with the one and only Megan Torrance from TorranceLearning. With the xAPI Fall Cohort just getting kicked off, the three go over the ABC's of xAPI and get you a full scoop of what the xAPI Cohort is all about. (Don't need to read anymore on the xAPI Fall Cohort and want to get started ASAP? Well, here's the link: https://www.torrancelearning.com/xapi-cohort/ ) The xAPI Learning Cohort is a free, vendor-neutral, 12-week learning-by-doing project-based team learning experience about the Experience API. (Yep, you read that right – free!) It’s an opportunity for those who are brand new to xAPI and those who are looking to experiment with it to learn from each other and from the work itself. Participants form teams based on shared interests and work together on an xAPI project. Each cohort features some predefined projects so you can jump right into something that sounds interesting and of course you can come with your own project idea and gather a team around you to get moving (or bring your team!). Past projects have included an onboarding checklist that leverages the Internet of Things (IoT), a game that tracks user clicks as a way to identify UX gaps, and exploration of LMS-LRS interoperability. xAPI Learning Cohorts run twice a year in spring and fall “semesters” with weekly all-group web meetings on Thursdays 2pm US Eastern Time chock-full of introductory information, practical how-tos, and high-level discussions of the implications for our industry. Teams work on real-life projects that interest them and set their own meeting and working schedules. Oh, and it’s ok to just hang out on the sidelines and observe the action if taking on a team project is too much right now. It’s also ok to participate on more than one project team during a Cohort session. 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. Learn more about Megan Torrance through her LinkedIn and check out all the great work and info done by TorranceLearning: Megan's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megantorrance/ TorranceLearning: http://www.torrancelearning.com/ Become virtual friends with the gang (and our favourite xAPI advocate, the xAPI Gnome)! Remember you can always stay in the loop with the #IDIODC hashtag!: Brent: https://twitter.com/bschlenker Chris: https://twitter.com/Chris_V_W Megan: https://twitter.com/MMTorrance xAPI Gnome: https://twitter.com/xAPIGnome Check out the FREE, 12-week xAPI program here: https://www.torrancelearning.com/xapi-cohort/ 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

Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee

In this episode, Brent and Chris chat with the one and only Megan Torrance from TorranceLearning. With the xAPI Fall Cohort just getting kicked off, the three go over the ABC's of xAPI and get you a full scoop of what the xAPI Cohort is all about.

(Don't need to read anymore on xAPI Fall Cohort and want to get started ASAP? Well, here's the link! https://www.torrancelearning.com/xapi-cohort/ )

The xAPI Learning Cohort is a free, vendor-neutral, 12-week learning-by-doing project-based team learning experience about the Experience API. (Yep, you read that right – free!) It’s an opportunity for those who are brand new to xAPI and those who are looking to experiment with it to learn from each other and from the work itself.

Participants form teams based on shared interests and work together on an xAPI project. Each cohort features some predefined projects so you can jump right into something that sounds interesting and of course you can come with your own project idea and gather a team around you to get moving (or bring your team!). Past projects have included an onboarding checklist that leverages the Internet of Things (IoT), a game that tracks user clicks as a way to identify UX gaps, and exploration of LMS-LRS interoperability.

xAPI Learning Cohorts run twice a year in spring and fall “semesters” with weekly all-group web meetings on Thursdays 2pm US Eastern Time chock-full of introductory information, practical how-tos, and high-level discussions of the implications for our industry. Teams work on real-life projects that interest them and set their own meeting and working schedules. Oh, and it’s ok to just hang out on the sidelines and observe the action if taking on a team project is too much right now. It’s also ok to participate on more than one project team during a Cohort session.

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.

Learn more about Megan Torrance through her LinkedIn and check out all the great work and info done by TorranceLearning:
Megan's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megantorrance/
TorranceLearning: http://www.torrancelearning.com/

Become virtual friends with the gang (and our favourite xAPI advocate, the xAPI Gnome)! Remember you can always stay in the loop with the #IDIODC hashtag!:
Brent: https://twitter.com/bschlenker
Chris: https://twitter.com/Chris_V_W
Megan: https://twitter.com/MMTorrance
xAPI Gnome: https://twitter.com/xAPIGnome

Check out the FREE, 12-week xAPI program here: https://www.torrancelearning.com/xapi-cohort/

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