Author: Aaron

  • xAPI Camp Preview: RISC VTA

    xAPI Camp Preview: RISC VTA

    On March 26, 2019, I’m gathering some of the best tools that enable, and the professionals who define, xAPI’s best practices. This will happen at the upcoming xAPI Camp (number 14!) hosted by the eLearning Guild at the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando, FL. In the run-up to the event, I aim to highlight who’s […]

  • What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?

    What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?

    Towards the end of last year, our big announcement was the formation of the not-for-profit Consortium formed to handle the governance and address the evolution of xAPI with/for ADL. xAPI, being open-source and licensed as Apache 2.0, doesn’t require ADL’s permission for us to do this. That’s a feature, not a bug — we licensed […]

  • With Gratitude…

    With Gratitude…

    Megan and I find ourselves grateful, as the year comes to a close. 2015 gave MakingBetter an amazing journey that was full of surprises. Most were wonderful and some were very scary. Through it all, we found ways to make our clients happy and successful doing work we believed in. When we had struggles and found […]

  • xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY

    xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY

    We aren’t freaking out — we are FREAKING EXCITED!!! The first xAPI Camp at DevLearn, the first of four events we’re putting on hosted by The eLearning Guild, is nigh upon us. The Guild helped us launch xAPI at mLearnCon back in 2012 and they have been a steadfast supporter of xAPI. Last year was […]

  • The 3rd Gear

    As xAPI shifts into 3rd gear, with an early majority comes a need for a consortium that will steward xAPI into perpetuity — a table for other industries to sit and work out the ways xAPI will meet their particular needs. I’m talking about HR systems, medical devices, folks who make beacons and sensors, manufacturing, energy […]

  • xAPI Camp – DevLearn: Call for Proposals Ends 8/10

    xAPI Camp – DevLearn: Call for Proposals Ends 8/10

    The next xAPI Camp is taking place at DevLearn on September 29, 2015. We have a number of proposals already, but we want to see more. We are looking for brand new stories of you or your company using xAPI. We’re looking for new lessons learned. We’re looking for big ideas and big challenges that will […]

  • xAPI Shifting to 3rd Gear

    xAPI Shifting to 3rd Gear

    You might be surprised to find out we’re in 2nd gear. We shifted out of 1st gear at DevLearn last year. Between November 2014’s xAPI Hyperdrive and the xAPI track at DevLearn 2014, we hit our stride. We had people well outside of the ADL bubble talking about real world things things they were using […]

  • The Web Conference at Penn State

    The Web Conference at Penn State

    The Web Conference at Penn State brings together professionals from graphic design, front-end development, content strategy, accessibility, information architecture, instructional design, online marketing, and other interactive technology fields to gain a better understanding of how these elements must work in harmony. Stevie Rocco has helped to organize this annual event over the past several years. When she reached […]