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

MakingBetter

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?

Experience API: Will it sweep the eLearning nation?

Web Courseworks

conference I had the opportunity to speak with Michael Rochelle of Brandon Hall and Aaron Silvers of ADL on the new emerging Experience API (also known as Tin Can) and have been given great insight. eLearning Aaron Silvers ADL Brandon Hall elearning Experience API Jon Aleckson LAMP environment Learning 3.0 AKA Tin Can While at the Learning 3.0 Experience API is coding that tracks a person’s learning activity even if that [.]. Learning Record Store LMS LRS Michael Rochelle SCORM Tin Can API

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ADL Collaborating with AICC on the Experience API by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

The Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC) and the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative have agreed to collaborate to improve and solidify the Experience API (formerly referred to as “Tin Can”), ensuring its viability for the aviation industry and other communities served by AICC. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Learning Systems

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xAPI Communities of Practice

MakingBetter

Last year, ADL began organizing Communities of Practice around the design considerations and implementation of xAPI in different contexts. 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

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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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.

ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/08/2010 ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter eFront is an LMS commited to international standards. Now, ADL acknowledges our support for the latest development of SCORM by approving Epignosiss submission to become a SCORM 2004/4th edition adopter.

Details Announced for xAPI Camp

MakingBetter

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.” Our speakers will facilitate the groups with support from ADL and other xAPI expertise. Last week, I wrote a little bit about the xAPI Camp we’re putting together through Connections Forum.

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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. I 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?

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. 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. I’m not sure of his exact title, but his role was in a leadership capacity on the Tin Can API project. 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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Why the Experience API (xAPI) Is Crucial to Your eLearning Success

Trivantis

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.

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!

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.

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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. I 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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eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter

Trivantis

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

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.

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

xAPI Shifting to 3rd Gear

MakingBetter

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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We're All New at This

ATD Learning Technologies

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. It was February 2005. 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

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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Tin Can API, the evolution of SCORM

Paradiso

Originally developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), an initiative of the Unite States Department of Defense, SCORM was designed to standardize and modernize their training courses. Tin Can API means there is less reliance on an LMS as these experiences are stored in a Learning Record Store, or LRS. But how does this relative newcomer differ from what is already out there?

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A SCORM-Certified LMS Helps Companies Score

TOPYX LMS

It was during that year when President Clinton signed an executive order that led to the creation of Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), the initiative that SCORM comes under. Nonprofits, associations, multinationals, and businesses all rely on learning management systems (LMSs) to ensure peaceful, organized, effective operations. What Is SCORM? Have you heard of SCORM? Jeffrey A.

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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.

Reflections on DevLearn’s xAPI Hyperdrive

MakingBetter

Speaking of events, ADL has a PlugFest happening in December in Orlando. Still emanating from DevLearn two weeks ago, the buzz about the Experience API is resonating. It was an incredibly exciting week to see the incredible gains and growth the xAPI community has had in the last year. My former coworker, Mira Mendlovitz of W.W. Grainger, Inc. , Yes, that’s a tease… stay tuned.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

This standard is being developed by Rustici Software (with a world-wide active community participating and contributing) for Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) – the keepers of SCORM. However, ‘Experience API’ is ADL’s official name for this standard. “One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” ” ~ Rustici Software.

A Glance Back at xAPI; A Look Ahead at Data Ownership

MakingBetter

There’s a group hosted by ADL that is working towards this. The tl;dr : Like hardware, w hen it comes to data, if you can’t open it, you don’t own it. If you can’t open it, you don’t own it. I was recently asked to respond to a question, “What were the objectives of the Experience API?” Enable people to own their data. Experience API / "Tin Can

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What You Missed at TRYxAPI – ATD ICE

MakingBetter

Our discussions featured Trish Uhl , Russell Duhon , Duncan Welder , Phil and Nick Stephenson , Lizelle van den Berg , Ian Gibson , Damon Regan of ADL with participation by many more. Riptide Software hosted a fantastic event on Saturday for the launch of TRYxAPI.com. The afternoon featured John Delano, Nick Washburn and myself leading a critically needed dialogue around the Experience API about what matters to executive leadership, and to a field that is still largely making sense of major changes happening in the learning & development field. I just don’t know how valuable.

What is Tin Can API?

LearnUpon

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?

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Two Years of xAPI

MakingBetter

The post written for ADL was pretty matter-of-fact. Sunday, April 26, marked two years since xAPI was released. It was released with much celebration and promise. I went back and looked through my old blog to see what I said about it back then… and apparently I was mute on the subject. Looking back, I was exhausted and believed taking up skateboarding was an appropriate “next challenge.”.

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xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY

MakingBetter

Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) continues to be a huge supporter of the community as the current stewards of the spec itself. We aren’t freaking out — we are FREAKING EXCITED!!! The first xAPI Camp at DevLearn, the first of four events we’re putting on hosted by The eLearning Guild , is nigh upon us. The Guild helped us launch xAPI at mLearnCon back in 2012 and they have been a steadfast supporter of xAPI. Last year was the first year there was an official xAPI Track at DevLearn and, together, we are upping that ante again (…in Vegas). Our Sponsors. RISC Inc.

Using Fantasy in Instructional #Games

Kapp Notes

Retrieved January 16, 2013 from ADL Web Site. I am often asked if an instructional or training game should be “realistic” or can the game have “fantasy” elements and still be an effective learning tool. It turns out that there are several valid and research-based reasons for including fantasy as a key element in the design of games to help people learn. 333-369.

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5 Ways Tin Can API Revolutionizes eLearning

Bottom-Line Performance

ADL commissioned Rustici Software to develop the specification, which looks to supplant SCORM as the go-to eLearning spec of the 2010′s…and then some. Do these sound familiar? “Brian watches a tutorial on how to fix a problem in Photoshop.” ” “Jane emails a co-worker in another building to solve a work issue.” The beauty of Tin Can? or multiple LMSs.

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Why SCORM 2004 failed & what that means for Tin Can

eFront

Sign #3: ADL itself heavily supports Tin Can as the successor of SCORM.[4]. SCORM 2004 had to change in order to adapt to such a dramatically different environment and rather than do that ADL decided to save itself the trouble and start from scratch through what we now know as Tin Can or Experience API (xAPI). Nothing is perfect though as ADL admits [5]. Low adoption. link].

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