Design for Data: xAPI

Sarah Mercier and Sean Putman


YOU AND A COLLEAGUE make up a two-person team creating e-learning courses for a software company. These courses include tutorials that walk learners through a process in the software. Each tutorial consists of a recorded demonstration, a simulation to click through, and a PDF job aid explaining the process. Unfortunately, you and your teammate are working through a large backlog of courses. Streamlining the development process would be beneficial and result in significant time savings.

You plan to deploy these courses using basic Google Analytics to measure basic usage. You also want to see which pages within the tutorials are being accessed. But you cannot see exactly what is taking place ...

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