Using xAPI to connect high-fidelity simulators to an LMS

June 5, 2017 10:40 AM – 11:30 AM

Chad Jackson, American College of Chest Physicians
Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks

The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) conducts simulation courses using high-fidelity Laerdal simulators. Evaluation of these learning experiences has traditionally been hampered by the simulators' lack of interoperability with other learning technologies. Using its Airway Management course, CHEST conducted a pilot project in which xAPI was used as a connector between their simulators' desktop reporting application, a learning record store (Learning Locker) set up to receive the data, and their Moodle-based learning management system. 

This presentation will discuss (1) technical details of the implementation, including xAPI statements used and factors in the LRS selection, (2) educational benefits of the pilot, (3) technical lessons learned during the pilot, and (4) directions for future research and development.