My Robot Threw Up


Featuring Dr. Jon Aleckson and Ron Moen

Dr. Jon Aleckson, Web Courseworks, and Ron Moen, CHEST, will come together to speak at ASAE Tech on December 14, 2016. The presentation will highlight a case study of CHEST utilizing xAPI, and will focus on how the Internet of Things has been incorporated with gamification, virtualization, simulations, audience response, and experience outcomes to increase engagement among association members and strengthen the value of their learning activities. The presentation concludes with how interoperability and big data will influence the way associations strategize marketing and conference planning.

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things has brought a lot of new and exciting tools to the eLearning space. From simulations to impersonation, the IoT allows for new and exciting ways for associations to engage and connect with their members. “My Robot Threw Up!” will demonstrate a few advancements that technology and the IoT have brought to the association and eLearning space. From using barcodes to identify and check-in conference attendees, to using virtual reality applications to train adults, the Internet of Things has made significant developments and changes in eLearning.


Experience API (xAPI) has enabled medical associations and other organizations to do some pretty incredible things for their learners. One of them being the medical association – CHEST. CHEST has implemented xAPI with their LMS, CourseStage Health, by connecting high-fidelity medical simulators to CourseStage. CHESTS’ Simulation Program made them the first medical association to be accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Their “Live Learning” events take place at their state-of-the-art Innovation, Simulation, and Training Center. These learning activities give physicians hands-on approaches to learning and bettering techniques, as well as, discussion time for peer problem solving and exchange.

One of these learning activities happens during a live, four-day course called Difficult Airway Management. During the course, a medical simulator tracks the time between drug administration and intubation as the physician works on a Laerdal mannequin. This data is sent from the mannequin to the LRS via xAPI. Additionally, an observer in the room marks whether the particular procedures were being performed correctly on an iPad. This data is also sent to the LRS. This allows quantitative data, in addition to qualitative data, to be recorded in the physician’s transcript.

Interested in learning more?

Attend the session at ASAE Tech.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:15AM – 11:15AM

We are also exhibiting! Come visit with us at ASAE Tech at booth 439 or set up an appointment.

If you are interested in more case studies on how xAPI has been used to track data, download our white paper.