September 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.        Networking
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.        Business Meeting / Program

McNeely Hall, Room 117
2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

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Title: Here’s What I Can Do With Tin Can API

About the Topic

X-API standards allow for collection and processing of learning activity data that exceed the current limitations of traditional learning management systems. X-API has strategic and logistic advantages in terms of hosting, integration, authentication, and security. These advantages allow instructional designers to incorporate mobile, in-field, and in-plant activities into core curriculums. X-API and Learning Record Stores set learning free from its current LMS confines. The powerful and rich experiences X-API is able to capture not only present new opportunities for training and performance support, but also allow training departments to more closely align with business operations to meet organizational goals. This presentation starts with an interactive demo, then covers the basic structure of X-API, the Learning Record Store and its design flexibility, and X-API’s practical, impactful uses. Tin Can API, now renamed Experience API or X-API, is a new technology specification for tracking and reporting learning activities.

About our Presenter

Upon graduating from Dartmouth College, Adam Spindell embarked on a career of training, interactivity and multimedia. Adam served instructional design, programming, technology and supervisory roles for WICAT systems, Northwest Airlines, Fireman’s Fund Insurance, DirectAg and others. Among Adam’s career stops, he served as Executive Producer of the Games division of Rhythm & Hues studio, a Hollywood special effects studio which has won Oscars for their work on Babe, Golden Compass, and Life of Pi.

For the past 15 years, Adam Spindell has served as President of edChunk, a training and communications company based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, specializing in eLearning. edChunk has produced scores of eLearning, virtual tours, video magazines, classroom courses, and promotional multimedia pieces for Fortune 500 clients including DuPont-Pioneer Seed, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Ameriprise Financial, and others. To punctuate their entry into the mobile space, in 2014, Adam launched edTotal, a Learning Record Store based on the new Experience API.  With edTotal, Adam hopes to help companies create social learning and performance environments that bring information and training to the workforce on their mobile devices at the their moments of need.

For more information about Adam and his company, visit