I just returned from ATD’s TechKnowledge 2016, where I learned all sorts of groovy stuff: cool tricks for Adobe Connect, the value of microvideo, best practices for MOOCs. However, as is often the case, the most potent lesson didn’t come from any of the fabulous presenters’ direct instruction. Instead, I was reminded, for approximately the millionth time, of the value of learning as a member of a community.
ADL created a community with their xAPI cohorts and we’re aiming to do the same with our Spring 2016 xAPI Learning Cohort. We got our feet wet with a mini xAPI Learning Cohort in 2015, and now we’re ready to take the plunge by opening up this learning experience to everyone. The Cohort will give participants a chance to learn about the technical side of the xAPI spec and the instructional design implications of xAPI, as well as a chance to experience the challenges and epiphanies of working on an xAPI-based team project.
We’ll meet virtually on Thursdays at 2pm Eastern. The first session will be February 11 and the final session on April 28. We’ll celebrate the successes of the cohort in person at an xAPI Party on May 12 at the TorranceLearning office in Chelsea, MI. The best part of all – the entire experience is free!
See you in the cohort!
Instructional Designer & Cohort Facilitator