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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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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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The IEEE xAPI Study Group is starting up. If you're interested in shaping the standardization effort, now is a great time to participate.
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Exploring the question, “Is the Experience API ready for standardization?"
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To accomodate time preferences, let's get the next meeting scheduled this week. Please click here and indicate your availability and we'll do another Hangout-on-air (with participants rather than the webcast model) http://doodle.com/v2m69hfkddncix8h
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Agenda for Monday, February 24

1. Background
 * Why xAPI?
 * Why IEEE?
 * Why am I doing this?
2. How this Study Group will work
 * Roles
 * Expectations
 * Schedule
3. Goals for the Study Group
4. Questions
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Thanks for that answer Aaron. It helps.
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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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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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IEEE xAPI Study Group meeting
Wed, March 12, 9:30 PM
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Do I understand correctly that these meetings will be every other Wednesday - same time?
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The webcast for today is on YouTube and here on G+. Note the questions and responses that came in, too.
 
Agenda for Monday, February 24

1. Background
 * Why xAPI?
 * Why IEEE?
 * Why am I doing this?
2. How this Study Group will work
 * Roles
 * Expectations
 * Schedule
3. Goals for the Study Group
4. Questions
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IEEE xAPI Study Group Kickoff
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Rock on +Craig Wiggins for being an awesome G+ Ninja and catching the late questions.
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