xAPI and IMSGlobal Caliper Analytics Webinar

Caliper and xAPI together Analytics Webinar

Wednesday 19th October, noon US Eastern.

Apereo will host a webinar examining two critical standards in learning analytics space - xAPI, and IMSGlobal Caliper. The presenters will be Aaron Silver, from DISC, the organisation tasked with xAPI interoperability and conformance (http://datainteroperability.org/ ), and Anthony Whyte of the University of Michigan, who has been centrally involved in recent IMS Caliper developments. If you have any interest in this area - which is emerging as a major area of activity for Apereo - please attend.
The drive to deliver education at scale coupled with a demand for accountability backed by measurability has spurred the application of “big data” principles to the business of education.  Opportunities to tap new data sources have grown as both the learning technology ecosystem has expanded and the definition of what constitutes learning has evolved beyond the formal classroom experience to include informal, social and experiential modes of acquiring knowledge and skills.  The challenges implicit | inherent in describing, collecting and exchanging learner activity data originating from such diverse sources are formidable.  In response, two learning technology specifications, ADL’s xAPI and IMS Global’s Caliper Analytics, now offer standardized approaches that aim to address the data and semantic interoperability issues inherent in the blending | sharing of learning data between systems.  For both communities, early work has focused on developing a RESTful architecture for mediating machine-to-machine data exchange and grappling with the challenge of defining an information model and controlled vocabularies that leverage semantic web principles and practices.  Join Aaron Silvers and Anthony Whyte for a lively discussion of the current state and possible futures of both xAPI and Caliper.
The webinar will be hosted in Big Blue Button (thanks to Blindside Networks!) - 


Select “Room 1” from the drop down, enter your name and the password “apereo”.
If you would like any more information please contact analytics-coordinator[at]apereo[dot]org