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Aaron! I missed this invitation, obviously. If you sent it early, I totally missed it, and I'm sorry!

Whats up?

Liz & I are doing well... Colin is 15 months old, and we're expecting a girl at the end of July! We moved to San Jose in November. I loved San Francisco, I loved our little place above Starbucks, but we outgrew it and we have a little place with a yard and a deck and 300+ days of sunshine. 😃

I'd love to talk to you about the xAPI, free tomorrow sometime? I think I can talk tomorrow between 12 & 4, California time.

I hope you're doing well,
Michael
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IEEE "State of the #xAPI" Survey Results Released

With over 40 different vendors and 80 different commercial and open-source tools, I’m happy to release the results of the first State of the xAPI: Tools Survey on behalf of the IEEE xAPI Study Group. This data has been collected from vendors voluntarily…
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Hi all,

We're going to kick off a series of interviews with vendors, practitioners and members of neighboring standards efforts and share some first-hand experiences and observations from our neighbors about working with Experience API. +Chris Benes is the CTO of RVIBE, whose Persistent Learning System introduces a novel use of xAPI in a virtual learning environment.

Stay tuned for a schedule with more people, names and faces you probably don't know but need to and most importantly the case studies that will inspire and help us scope our effort in the coming months.
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Hi all,

We're going to kick off a series of interviews with vendors, practitioners and members of neighboring standards efforts and share some first-hand experiences and observations from our neighbors about working with Experience API. +Chris Benes is the CTO of RVIBE, whose Persistent Learning System introduces a novel use of xAPI in a virtual learning environment.

Stay tuned for a schedule with more people, names and faces you probably don't know but need to and most importantly the case studies that will inspire and help us scope our effort in the coming months.
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Thanks all for watching and weighing in with great questions today. Apologies for the technical difficulties on my end (silly WiFi dropping the hangout)
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In our first meeting, we met late in the evening (Eastern time) to accommodate our friends on the West Coast and in Asia and New Zealand. This week, we'll meet at a time that works for our friends in the EU. Please join us. Agenda to follow on the event page.
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Sorry man, something came up and had to miss it.
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Our first actual meeting to discuss standardizing xAPI. This is a Hangout-on-Air that will be publicly available on YouTube after the fact and is open to the general public to view in real-time.

Agenda to form on the event page for this Hangout. NOTE -- this meeting won't take longer than an hour (not sure why Google is saying it's a two-hour meeting).
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Do I understand correctly that these meetings will be every other Wednesday - same time?
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Hi all. It's been quiet for the past few months, but the good news is that the PAR is drafted. It's pretty much a procedural step but it's available for viewing below. 

The long and short of it is that when the project is set up, the scope is to keep the spec as-is. So... if you're already adopting 1.0.1, things should work into the conceivable future.

If you're a vendor, this means that you can implement 1.0.1 with a pretty good measure of trust that your investment is going to last for a long haul. And if you're in an organization looking to make use of tools that use the Experience API, you can purchase with some certainty that a product using 1.0 is going to still be useful for years to come.

Feel free to ask questions and make comments below.
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Yay!
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In the fourth of our interview series with people making waves with the Experience API, we'll talk with my good friend and former colleague +Jono Poltrack, the Director of Operations at the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative Co-Laboratory in Alexandria, VA. The team at ADL has been working on catalyzing work with Competencies and Experience API. The prototypes emerging may well accelerate common approaches to competency, badges and more. Please join us!
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I'll miss this. Traveling.
I've diligently listened into the others events. Got the picture.
If you & Megan see value in a f2f, to identify a point project, beyond what you already have, to move iAPI forward, pls let me know. I'm in NYC thru May 22, then Jun 2-12, then Sept 3-Dec 20...

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In the second of our series of interviews with adopters, current and potential, of the Experience API, we'll talk with Allen Rodgers, the Director of the Developer Network and API Program at Pearson Higher Education. Pearson's Learning Studio projects present a novel approach to pushing learning outside of the traditional classroom and/or online experience. We're going to talk about the Experience API and the potential part it has to play, as well as other standards and technologies.
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Really enjoyed this. A lot of engaging conversation and many ideas sparked. Looking forward to the continuing conversation.
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Hi all,

If you would be so kind as to pilot a survey for us, it would be well appreciated.

Our Study Group is advancing on its function in scoping the request to standardize the Experience API (xAPI, for short; sometimes referred to as “Tin Can API”). With the xAPI specification published by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) holding stable a full year since it’s release in April 2013, it would be helpful for people in multiple IEEE standards efforts, ADL’s stakeholders, vendors who have already adopted and for organizations making decisions about purchasing products with xAPI to get a clear picture of what tools are available that support the technology and how it is supported by the different tools.

The results of this survey, in the form of a spreadsheet in Google Drive will be licensed CC0 to be used universally. A link will be shared to view the responses and it will be exported in CSV format to GitHub. A report will be prepared for the IEEE xAPI Study Group that will released CC-BY and published as a Markdown (.md) document in GitHub where additional insights may be incorporated from the community.

For help in filling out this survey, please contact me directly at aaron.e.silvers@ieee.org.
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State of xAPI: Tools SurveyThe IEEE xAPI Study Group is advancing on its function in scoping the request to standardize the Experience API (xAPI, for short; sometimes referred to as “Tin Can API”). With the xAPI specification published by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) holding stable a full year since it’s release in April 2013, it would be helpful for people in multiple IEEE standards efforts, ADL’s stakeholders, vendors who have already adopted and for organizations...
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Some of you may be wondering where other discussions around Experience API are happening (and likely, where they're more lively). I've started compiling a list here, but please add on/recommend forums and discussion groups that aren't in there yet. 
In the last couple of weeks, we’ve started to get some great questions about getting oriented to working with the Experience API. For Megan and I, we’ve been so involved from the ground floor (as a...
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Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that this meeting time won out by pretty solid margin, so Wednesday, March 12, 9:30pm Eastern, we'll chat. Let's start adding things to the event page and we'll organize an agenda.
 
Our first actual meeting to discuss standardizing xAPI. This is a Hangout-on-Air that will be publicly available on YouTube after the fact and is open to the general public to view in real-time.

Agenda to form on the event page for this Hangout. NOTE -- this meeting won't take longer than an hour (not sure why Google is saying it's a two-hour meeting).
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