Announcing the Learning Experience Working Group

Education analytics offers an opportunity to better track learner educational activities and to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the healthcare workforce as well as factors associated with higher performance. But often, data on learner performance remains locked in proprietary systems, unable to be combined with data from other sources, even if the data relates to the same educational experience.

A new standards development project from MedBiquitous aims to change that. The new Learning Experience Working Group will develop a set of experience API (xAPI) profiles to provide guidance around collecting data on specific types of healthcare learning activities. The scope includes simulations (Virtual patients, Mannekin-based simulations, Preceptor-reviewed simulations, Virtual worlds/games, Standardized patients, etc) and clinical training activities and experiences. In addition to profiles, the working group may create verbs for use within the profiles. Verbs may be applicable across multiple profiles.

David Topps, MD, Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary, and Ellen Meiselman, Applications Programmer/Senior Analyst will co-chair the working group.

MedBiquitous members are welcome to participate in the Learning Experience Working Group. Contact Jody Poet at jpoet1@jhmi.edu if you are interested in participating.

For more information on the project, see the Learning Experience Working Group charter.