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New ADL #mLearning Design Reference model: adjust to your needs

Ignatia Webs

adl design instructional design mLearning mobile mobile learning research toolsPeter Berking who is the lead of the MOTIF project just released the core slide deck for the newly adapted mLearning Design Reference model, and is now inviting us all to have a look at the reference model, and adapt it to our own needs. It is a really useful slide deck.

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ADL eLearning, SCORM, and xAPI Survey

eLearning Chef

The ADL Initiative has launched a new effort to create a SCORM profile of the Experience API (xAPI). ADL wants your input to help inform our direction for this effort, and to gauge your current usage of distributed learning products, services, SCORM and xAPI. The target audience for this survey is anyone in the education and training community familiar with distributed learning. The survey should take no longer than fifteen minutes to complete. To participate in the survey, click the link below and begin! The survey will be open until February 27, 2015. link].

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What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?


Towards the end of last year, our big announcement was the formation of the not-for-profit Consortium formed to handle the governance and address the evolution of xAPI with/for ADL. doesn’t require ADL’s permission for us to do this. All the same, ADL’s done an amazing job stewarding xAPI through its R&D roots to now and to whatever degree we can work in concert with ADL (and US DoD, by extension) it’s to our collective benefit to do so. ADL’s announcement about our collaboration can be found here. The post What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?

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ADL cmi5 Committee Announces Release of Quartz Version of cmi5 Specification by Art Werkenthin

Learning Solutions Magazine

The ADL cmi5 committee has posted the Quartz version of the cmi5 specification to GitHub! If you don’t know what the cmi5. specification is, why it is important to your learning ecosystem, and how to find out more about it, you really need to read. this announcement. And even if you do know about cmi5, you still need this information! Design & Development Tools Emerging Topics Learning Systems Measurement

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A Mobile Learning Decision Path for Instructional Designers tasked with developing #mLearning [Download]

mLearning Revolution

One such project I was a part of recently, was developing a ‘ Mobile Learning Decision Path, ‘ which was produced by Adayana Government Group in collaboration with the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative and the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO). Mobile Learning ADL eLearning Learning mLearning mobile Project Description … 1. … 33.

Free #mobile learning webinars @imlws

Ignatia Webs

Next week the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) group will be providing a great set of speakers to any of you interested in mobile learning and its frontier use. 3D adl augmented learning games mLearning mobile mobile learning It is a 3 day webinar series, starting on Tuesday 20 May until Thursday 22 May 2014. You can register for this seminar here. Mobile. Augmented.

ADL workshop first day - rough notes

Ignatia Webs

This ADL workshop focuses on the challenges that mLearning has to tackle in order to improve both the educational and technical issues. Tags: mobile adl mobile learning conferences The notes taken are mine and rough, so mistakes are more than probable. Judy Brown: Assessment of Military mLearning trends Wonderful and intelligent woman who knows how to get people thinking. mLearning should be fitted in your eLearning environment. sensitive informatoin requires data and device encryption. Robert Sottilare: U.S. Why does not mLearning start on the level YOU as a learner are situated.

#SCORM the future of #elearning? Get involved!

Ignatia Webs

The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) people have just launched two brand new initiatives that anyone can join and take part in. The great thing about the ADL approach is that it is all about durability and scalability (yes, I like that!). With the start of a new age, the ADL consortium kicks of the quest for a new, contemporary SCORM and pedagogy for the future of learning. The Future Learning Experience project returns ADL to its roots in Applied Research & Development. pedagogy adl participatory learning scorm eLearningTen years?! Want to read more?


BREAKING NEWS: ADL Initiative to Focus on Design & Community Oriented Technology by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

ADL will soon begin a new initiative to focus on design, rather than on architecture, to spur innovation. in learning technology, and to support community-oriented and mobile experiences. SCORM will. continue to be supported.

CMI-5 Moving Forward (cmi5 – sandstone)

eLearning Chef

We talked about it a bit in a previous post, though since then AICC has turned the management of the specification over to the ADL. The recent April 15-16 on moving the CMI-5 specification ahead, resulted in a finalized draft release of the specification and target dates for initial release! What the heck is CMI-5? … Continue reading CMI-5 Moving Forward (cmi5 – sandstone) → eLearning News SCORM/xAPI

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BREAKING NEWS: ADL Initiative to Focus on Design & Community-oriented Technology by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

ADL will soon begin a new initiative to focus on design, rather than on architecture, to spur innovation. in learning technology, and to support community-oriented and mobile experiences. SCORM will. continue to be supported.

Will learning in SharePoint benefit from the Experience API?

SharePoint and Assessment

The Experience API is a new standard based on activity streams, under development by the US government funded ADL. The ADL’s new standard, the Experience API (previously called the Tin Can API) is getting a lot of interest from learning users and vendors because it’s really simple yet supports a lot of really exciting use cases about capture of learning data. Is also supported by the AICC , a very well-established learning technology standards organization, who are redirecting their work on a new CMI-5 standard to collaborate with ADL on the Experience API. or. I did this.

AICC hangers it up!

eLearning Chef

Based on this ADL Post , they were working with the ADL and the current xAPI efforts to define the ‘next generation of SCORM’ That project has been moved to the ADL and will hopefully continue to see advancement (as I’m not sold, by far, that xAPI [TinCan] is a total solution…but there have been some pretty cool advancements !). Otherwise watch ADL’s site for any news on their hosting and leadership of old AICC spec archives and CMI-5 progress… There are no news updates on their site about AICC or CMI-5 as of this post.


Three Reasons Why cmi5 Is Better Than SCORM by Art Werkenthin

Learning Solutions Magazine

cmi5, the new specification from ADL, is solving many of the persistent problems with SCORM that learners, as well as. content developers, have had to contend with. Here’s an update on how Sandstone, the current beta of cmi5, is addressing. the issues of pop-up windows, distributed content, and data storage. Development Strategies Emerging Topics Learning Systems Training Strategies

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Project Tincan: What should SCORM 2.0 look like?: Participate!

Challenge to Learn

They do a project for the ADL to investigate what the next version of SCORM should look like. ADL e-Learning e-Learning authoring tool e-Learning standard Learning technology Project Tincan SCORM Scorm 2.0Today I was interviewed by Ben Clarck from Rustici software. They have called this project Tincan. SCORM is the standard of the e-Learning industry and now and then we say less nice things about it, but it is our guarantee (most of the times) that content from our authoring systems will actually run in most LMS, and that the learners progress and results are tracked and reported.

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Answers: How Do I Get Started With xAPI?


The information the US Department of Defense (via ADL) has available on the Experience API , and the larger Training & Learning Architecture of which xAPI is a part, broadly paints the picture of the research and development that is being performed now and into the foreseeable future, much of which will find its way to standardization. ADL Sample LRS. Getting Started. WaxLRS.

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xAPI Community

Torrance Learning

ADL created a community with their xAPI cohorts and we’re aiming to do the same with our Spring 2016 xAPI Learning Cohort. Learn more about the cohort model on which we’re basing our experience from the ADL website and in xAPI Quarterly. However, as is often the case, the most potent lesson didn’t come from any of the fabulous presenters’ direct instruction. Fill out this short form.

xAPI Communities of Practice


Last year, ADL began organizing Communities of Practice around the design considerations and implementation of xAPI in different contexts. There Yesterday,  Ben Betts announced his leadership of a  Badges Community of Practice , and I was both surprised and elated to see all the different groups coordinating with ADL. Click here to learn about ADL’s Communities of Practice for xAPI. There are many ways xAPI can be applied — how one designs and develops best really depends on the use case. Community Experience API / "Tin Can" Open Source

Is Tin Can API Lipstick on the SCORM Pig?

Living in Learning

Last week [October 25th] I had the distinct privilege of sitting in on the Tin Can API break-out session that was presented by Aaron Silvers of ADL. I’m not sure of his exact title, but his role was in a leadership capacity on the Tin Can API project. Given ADL was also the birth mother of SCORM, I walked in and sat down with a preconception or two that this was SCORM in a new dress. His business card says “the Beard”…and while that was accurate, I still don’t know his real title. Wow, was I wrong!

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Day 2 @LSCON, Nice keynote and I finally understand TinCan, Experience API, Scorm, ADL, IACC and CMI-5…….

Challenge to Learn

Later on the ADL was formed and they wanted a more extended standard, based on the AICC specs. So the ADL developed Scorm in a different (technical) way and we ended up with two standards. Both the ADL and AICC where working on a new generation of standards. ADL announced TinCan (version one will be out shortly) and the AICC worked on CMI-5. Day 2 of the conference. started the day with the keynote session, before the keynote some announcements were made. Joe Ganci received a guild master award from the eLearning guild and rightfully so. What makes people learn?

Getting the Word(s) Out

Aaron Silvers

Learning Featured Openness Personal Social Learning ACM adl brent schlenker brian dusablon eLearn Magazin eLearningLearning Judy Unrein learning registry Learning Solutions Tony KarrerSo, if you’re new to this blog, I bid you a hearty welcome and a big ol’ bear hug. Once again, thanks for reading!

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Details Announced for xAPI Camp


Each of our speakers is someone I’ve had the honor of working with over the past couple of years in the development of xAPI. I’m very pleased we’re collaborating as an industry, with ADL’s support, to go beyond the technical “how-to” and get into “solutions.” ” The Small Group Breakouts are dynamic and personal. Experience API / "Tin Ca

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Experience (Tin Can) API: What to Expect from Your LMS Provider

Bottom-Line Performance

ADL, or Advanced Distributive Learning , is the government agency behind the spec. One example given by ADL is a “bookmarklet” that can be installed on a web browser and be used to track informal activities such as web pages visited. These are currently stand-alone products, but ADL predicts they will eventually be integrated right into LMS’s. Tin Can. Experience. TIN CAN!

Why the Experience API (xAPI) Is Crucial to Your eLearning Success

Everything E-Learning

The ADL —or Advanced Distributed Learning—recognized the need for a set of standards to ensure that programmers write code that can play well with other eLearning software. Years later, when SCORM couldn’t do everything needed, the ADL asked Rustici Software to create an updated standard: The Experience API or xAPI. Let’s talk about the background of SCORM and xAPI for a minute.

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

Aaron, can you tell me a little bit about your background and how you became involved with ADL? Two months after my layoff, a company called CTC recruited me to work for ADL. worked with ADL from 2003-2006 and participated in the Technical Working Group afterwards. This work informed the conversations with several current and former ADL friends. years. Grainger, Inc.

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New SCORM standard: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) #TinCanApi

Challenge to Learn

This evening I attended a webinar by ADL: the new standard (project TinCan) kickoff. The ADL will launch it in June. Scorm is finally going to catch up with the current times. TinCan focuses on capturing activities: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) and the ‘I’, the ‘Did’ and the ‘Activity’ can be almost anything.


AICC, SCORM , xAPI, CC/LTI, CMI-5…What Does It All Mean?

eLearning Chef

Championed by the Advanced Distributed Learning ( ADL ) group, AICC formed a close relationship to work through this next evolution. Otherwise known by its working name, TinCan, the Experience API ( xAPI ) specification is also managed by the ADL and is slowly gathering steam, hitting version 1.0 in April, 2013. Where AICC and the ADL are instrumental in the other specifications, the ‘IMS Global Learning Constortium’ ( IMS ) is focused on similar standards; namely the Common Cartridge and Learning Tool Interoperability standards ( CC / LTI ). SCORM. and 2004. Stay tuned….


eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter

Everything E-Learning

The AICC was dissolved in 2014, and all of its efforts have been transferred to the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) group. In 1997, the DOD established the ADL Initiative to standardize and modernize training. The work on this standard has been passed to the ADL, and is actively being developed today. SCORM. Blog Learning Management

#Mobile instructional #design is getting a push, join in!

Ignatia Webs

In a 2011 conference paper, ADL proposed research to investigate instructional design (ID) theories and models for mobile content as the development of training solutions are believed to require new approaches to address both the unique affordances and the design constraints exhibited by mobile devices. For those interested in adding to the creation of a mobile instructional design model.

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We're All New at This

ATD Learning Technologies

It was February 2005. I was sequestered in a conference room during Plugfest 9 with Philip Dodds, chief architect of the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM™) and a few people on the ADL technical team. With us was Tom King, who helped create Authorware. At the time, King was one of the leading people at Macromedia (soon to be Adobe) working on making integration with SCORM happen in products like Flash and Captivate. Click here to read full version

xAPI Shifting to 3rd Gear


We had people well outside of the ADL bubble talking about real world things things they were using xAPI to accomplish. You might be surprised to find out we’re in 2nd gear. We shifted out of 1st gear at DevLearn last year. Between November 2014’s xAPI Hyperdrive and the xAPI track at DevLearn 2014, we hit our stride. What happened at xAPI Camp Amazon? This wasn’t merely a great event.

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Marc My Words: Beyond SCORM – A Welcome New Direction by Marc J. Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

Marc reflects on the history of standards and comments on the new ADL Future Learning Experience Project. While the LMS and SCORM may not be dead, they do not address the complexities of new learning design strategies and their transcendence of technical standards. Content Management Design Strategies Development Strategies Future Trends Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies

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Tech Headlines for May 2014

ATD Learning Technologies

Tech headlines for May 2014 include: ADL Learning App Challenge, New Adobe Voice App, Intrepid Launches Corporate MOOC, Totara Offers Free Downloadable Version of LMS, and New Analyst Report Examines Growth in E-Learning Market. Click here to read full version

Learn about learner #analytics with xAPI #TinCan twitter chat

Ignatia Webs

FYI, ADL group is also the team behind the widely-popular SCORM framework, and Tin Can is really an visionary, cross-platform standard that will boost learner analytics (and big data in general I think). I blogged on Tin Can before , and now there is an interesting experiment you can join. You can participate in this chat and learn more about xAPI and xAPI resources.

With Gratitude…


xAPI is so successful that it’s actually becoming a challenge for ADL to support it to the scale it now demands. The Design Cohort program that began in 2013 became so well attended and populated that it couldn’t be supported by ADL anymore — they just don’t have the resources to do it on their own. Megan and I find ourselves grateful, as the year comes to a close. It is a lot.

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Merging #mLearning with #MOOC is a good idea

Ignatia Webs

On 16 July I had the pleasure to put these ideas forward to a knowledgeable crowd of ADL enthusiasts. While MOOC are of interest for any training and learning, the surplus of mobile learning or mLearning can not be underestimated. In many ways I feel that the benefits that mLearning offers would add to many MOOC environment. To me a future training platform would merge both mLearning features, as well as MOOC options to come to an ultimate online learning environment that caters intuitively (read ubiquitously) to the learner''s own contexts ans needs.

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What is Tin Can API?


The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. Over the past three years, the Tin Can API has emerged as the hot new standard for delivering online training. Also known as the Experience API (xAPI), Tin Can is often described as the next evolution of SCORM. But what is Tin Can API? And why do so many experts believe it will soon become the default standard for eLearning content?