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The xAPI Users Group is a not-for-profit association that promotes the use of the Experience API (xAPI) in Australia. We hold regular events and provide our members with resources and assistance to implement this technology. Through sharing information our members help one another to implement leading edge learning in organisations across Australia.

Our Mission is to help Australia’s Learning and Development community to achieve their business goals. We support our members as they deploy xAPI technology empower and develop their teams.



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Upcoming Events

Recent Events

Wed, 05th Aug 2020 12:00pm

xAPI free webinar series
xAPI in the real world
Ali Zaheer,
Strategy Consultant
Watershed
Join us for this fast-paced seminar that explores how several organisations - spanning financial, retail, healthcare, and consulting - are successfully using learning analytics to measure learning effectiveness. More



More than 95 percent of surveyed learning professionals want to measure the impact of learning, but most admit that they don't know where to start.

Join us for this fast-paced seminar that explores how several organisations - spanning financial, retail, healthcare, and consulting - are successfully using learning analytics to measure learning effectiveness. Ali will share snapshot case studies of how these companies have built modern learning ecosystems using xAPI to measure impact across the organisation. During this session you will:

  • Explore the data ecosystems of organisations that are building measurable learning programs.
  • Examine the basic requirements for 'tracking and measuring learning's impact.
  • Learn how others use data to improve personalised learning.
  • Understand how you can use learning analytics to measure competencies and drive business KPIs.
  • Receive resources to help you get started with tracking and measuring learning within your organisation.




About Ali Zaheer

As part of Watershed's learning analytics consulting team, Ali is an expert in learning and business solutions, ecosystem development, and more. He's also an avid cricket player who loves traveling and listening to music. As part of Watershed's learning analytics consulting team, Ali is an expert in learning and business solutions, ecosystem development, and more. He's also an avid cricket player who loves traveling and listening to music.

Wed, 22nd Jul 2020 12:00pm

xAPI free webinar series
What's going on with xAPI?
Megan Torrance,
Chief Energy Officer
Torrance Learning"
xAPI is liberating Instructional Design like never before. Join internationally renowned expert Megan Torrance to learn how xAPI will transform our profession. More



Internationally acclaimed xAPI and Instructional Design expert Megan Torrance will join us to explain why xAPI is changing the profession forever.

For the first time, we can quantify how our learners interact with our materials in as much detail as we want.

We have moved a long way from Did they get that question right? to:

  • What's the real obstacle people confront when they attempt this task?
  • Did that video get watched or simply fast forwarded?
  • Did they notice that button or click next before rolling over it?
  • Do people perform better on the job after doing this training? By how much?
  • How much money did this training save the company?
  • Will people learn more if I use video, eLearning or a class to teach this?

For decades, trainers have lamented the fact that the answers to questions such as these were simply too hard to answer. xAPI is changing all that and in this session, we explore how we can harness it in our work.

Wed, 24th Jun 2020 12:00pm

xAPI free webinar series
Using xAPI for Analysis and Visualisations
Jonathan Poltrack,
Co-founder
Veracity Learning
As Tech Lead at ADL, Jono led the team that commissioned the development of xAPI itself. Jono will present some actual xAPI use cases and a practical demonstration of how to get awesome data analytics. More



This webinar will describe common use cases for xAPI data after it is stored in an LRS. The xAPI community publishes many resources about tracking with xAPI but, using the tracked data is often an afterthought.

During this session, we will:

  1. discuss features of the xAPI specification regarding accessing xAPI statements including some limitations,
  2. examine several approaches to visualizing xAPI data, and
  3. see examples of several approaches to xAPI learning analytics and visualizations

There is no prior knowledge required for this session. Topics will be accessible for anyone with interest in an xAPI-enabled environment.

Wed, 10th Jun 2020 12:00pm

xAPI free webinar series
Drinking the xAPI Kool Aid
Chris Tompkins,
Director of Sales
Rustici Software
Hear from the inventors of xAPI Rustici Software as Chris tells us "Why I’m Passionate about xAPI More



In this session we go to the source. Rustici Software is the inventor of the revolutionary xAPI protocol, and their passion for what they do is truly infectious!

We are pleased to have the opportunity to welcome Chris Tomkins to our free webinar series to hear why it is that xAPI is such a revolutionary and exciting adventure.

xAPI was created by people who love learning and love teaching and who are passionate about the opportunities that come with the unchaining of that process from the constrainsts imposed by legacy approaches.

Learn the thinking behind the development of xAPI itself and why it is that this sigle development is set to transform the way we all learn

If you only attend one webinar this year, this is it...

Wed, 06th May 2020 12:00pm

xAPI free webinar series
The Experience API (xAPI) for beginners.
Peter Hawkins,
Managing Director
Global Vision
According to the 70:20:10 model, most trainers only ever analyse what learners are doing ten percent of the time... More



According to the 70:20:10 model, most trainers only ever analyse what learners are doing ten percent of the time. For years we’ve wanted to know more about people’s actual experiences as they learn on the job or interact with their peers. That’s where the Experience API comes in.

  • Imagine a world where the barista who made you that perfect latte was automatically recognised because something took note when you clicked the happy face on that iPad at the counter…
  • Imagine if something detects coffee being burned and automatically sent a ten second “tips for not burning coffee” to a trainee’s phone instantly.
  • Imagine if that trainee processed a refund on that burned coffee and something gave the trainee credit for processing their first refund correctly.
  • Imagine if that trainee, having looked at the short video went on to make a better cup for the next customer and something reported that this particular piece of learning generated a fifteen percent improvement to performance, and delivered a $73 bottom line improvement to the shop each day?

The Experience API lets us support our staff while they perform their jobs – it tells us what training works and how to improve it. It tells us the ROI from our training to support our programmes and ensures that microlearning is delivered at the right instant to those who most need it. 

In this session we explain how xAPI achieves all this in a non-technical way. Participants will look at practical real-world applications and explore the potential for xAPI in their own workplaces and how to go about setting up a trial on a shoestring.

Industry News

Due to the Covid19 distancing policy, the AITD2020 conference went virtual but the level of intreest in Peter Hawkins' and Megan Torrance's presentations on xAPI was terrific. Clearly there are a lot of organisations in Australia now with plans in place to implement xAPI. Membership of the xAPI User Group nearly doubled as a direct result of the event! Well done everyone.








ADL has announced that an xAPI Profile server will be released later this year. This is part of an ongoing effort to standardise xAPI and discussion notes are Available online. Interested parties are encouraged to apply to join a topic squad and contribute to this effort.

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