Wow! I didn't Know xAPI Could DO that!

May 19, 2021
4 minutes
Wow! I didn't Know xAPI Could DO that!

Understanding the basics of xAPI is a hurdle most instructional designers have already crossed over the last few years. We've all been waiting to see xAPI in action. Theory is great but seeing what new innovations can do changes minds and gets projects approved.

If you've still been waiting to SEE it before you can believe it then in this episode we make that happen for you.  

Duncan Welder has been building xAPI solutions for a very long time and joined us to share a few examples of "xAPI in the wild".

We looked at a few examples, including:

  • Tracking the Mastery of Objectives
  • Microlearning/Spaced Repetition
  • xAPI in Games and Simulations
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Visualizations for L&D

We hope this conversation gives you some inspiration to finally jump into the world of xAPI and begin building xAPI-enabled learning solutions.

If you are interested in learning how to transition from SCORM to an xAPI environment, please see the Related Content section for more resources on how to get started.

And if you’re interested in tracking, and mapping to, learning objectives or customizing your eLearning projects in other ways, then dominKnow | ONE is the best platform to make that happen!  

To see all the comments from the chat, check out the full session right here.  

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About Duncan Welder

Duncan Welder is a Director of Client Services for RISC. He is an educational technology geek having spent over 20 years designing and implementing learning management systems, domestically and abroad, to manage regulatory compliance. As an xAPI early adopter, Duncan has worked with companies to leverage xAPI and cmi5 within their learning ecosystems.  Duncan has provided presentations to professional organizations including The eLearning Guild, and the Association for Talent Development.


Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee (affectionately known as IDIODC) is a weekly live videocast and podcast that helps instructional designers with pain points and provides best practices and industry insight.  

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