Standard Options Apply
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
I’m going to lay out options for how we can approach standardization and the reasoning behind them. In August, 2014 I participated in one of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) monthly meetings. This particular one was special, as we were formally reviewing the Project Authorization Request (PAR) for the Experience API to become a formal standards project. We can take this open specification and transform it into an international standard that will catalyze data interoperability across systems. Community Experience API / "Tin Can" Standard
eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
To accomplish this, the industry has come up with several eLearning standards that allow courses created by any vendor to “talk” with an LMS created by any other vendor. In this article we’re going to look at the history of those standards, and where we are today. The first standard for training media was published in 1989, and was based on a PC platform. SCORM.
New SCORM standard: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) #TinCanApi
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 5, 2012
This evening I attended a webinar by ADL: the new standard (project TinCan) kickoff. The ADL will launch it in June. The next step is the adoption of the standard by authoring tools and LMS. This standard will enable next generation e-learning for a lot of people. I’m not a standard specialist. Here you can record all your learning activities.
What is the AICC Standard and How is it Relevant to My eLearning Plan?
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
These universal specifications set forth by the AICC soon reached far beyond the aviation community and into the corporate training world, making AICC the first elearning standard in the world. CMI-5 compliance is the successor to AICC, and the good news is that CMI-5 conforms to the newest standard, experience API (xAPI). Is AICC Still Applicable? START A TRIAL.
Project Tincan: What should SCORM 2.0 look like?: Participate!
Challenge to Learn
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
They do a project for the ADL to investigate what the next version of SCORM should look like. 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. The one thing I will bother you with is that I would like to have SCORM as an exchange standard between authoring systems. Today I was interviewed by Ben Clarck from Rustici software.
Simple Anatomy of SCORM-based E-Learning
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
On top of that, I found out about the ADL initiative and the Department of Defense involvement in the specification. eLearning Standards eLearning Blog API LMS eLearning AICC SCORMBy Jonathan Shoaf. I remember the first time I heard the term SCORM. I was a software developer working on a quizzing product that needed to export data to a variety of e-learning systems. Wait a minute.
NOVEMBER 23, 2012
TinCan is heavily promoted as the successor of SCORM and was designed to fix many things that were lacking on the previous standard. The standard is developed by the company RUSTICI but ADL is still the steward of the specification, just like SCORM. The standard doesn’t touch on how you go about translating those messages into something useful. Compared to TinCan, SCORM was a very complex standard. Our biggest complaint with SCORM was that it is a reference model and not truly a standard; you don’t plug this into a wall and everyone works the same way.
ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter
APRIL 8, 2010
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.
LEARNNOVATIONS ~ Looking Back, Looking Forward
DECEMBER 31, 2013
” “ ADL is considering how to provide soldiers on the battlefield with the information they need at the precise moment of need.” ” “ The community is often both a standard’s greatest asset and greatest obstacle.” We want to stop here for a moment and thank you for all the amazing support and encouragement that you had showered upon us along the way.
Why the Experience API (xAPI) Is Crucial to Your eLearning Success
AUGUST 12, 2015
The Experience API (xAPI) is an updated standard for tracking eLearning; it shows a more complete picture of your learners’ activity than SCORM does. xAPI was created by Rustici Software to replace SCORM (an earlier set of technical standards for eLearning software products). Let’s talk about the background of SCORM and xAPI for a minute. Serious games. Simulations. Informal learning.
The Community Responds
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
In almost every comment on the blog and sentiments shared with me via emails and Skype and instant messages, there’s near universal support for a modular approach to standardization. A fourth standard to cover retention policy, privacy, protection, access, delegation and security. What must be accommodated in terms of privacy and security, at a standards level, is unclear. If stakeholders in the current xAPI specification group are involved in standardization through IEEE, then they will be the best hedge against breaking current implementations. Ideas. Concerns.
xAPI, LRS – The Interview
JANUARY 12, 2015
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. Standardization?
Answers: How Do I Get Started With xAPI?
NOVEMBER 13, 2014
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.
xAPI Communities of Practice
JANUARY 8, 2015
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. The things that distinguish one practice from another will inform the standardization and stewardship , pointing to areas where education around xAPI or evolution of the technology require development. Community Experience API / "Tin Can" Open Source
Day 2 @LSCON, Nice keynote and I finally understand TinCan, Experience API, Scorm, ADL, IACC and CMI-5…….
Challenge to Learn
MARCH 14, 2013
CMI-5 and XAPI (Tin Can API), Bill McDonald , Kris Rockwell It took me a while to figure the meaning of TinCan and I understood the impact it can have on our learning community, but I never understood why we have two competing standards (Scorm and AICC), and now there is a new standard emerging CMI-5 based on TinCan. The AICC developed in the early 1990 the AICC standard. 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.
Standards and success
JULY 20, 2009
Apparently, Google has recently opined that the future of mobile is web standards. I’ve been reflecting on the benefits that standards have provided. What worked for networks was the standardization on TCP/IP as a protocol for packet transmission. What worked for email was standardization on the SMTP protocol. HTTP standardization has been good for the web, where it’s been implemented properly! What’s been a barrier are inconsistent implementations of web standards, like Microsoft’s non-standard versions of HTML for browsers and Java.
Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM
SEPTEMBER 5, 2006
You want to implement your courseware to the SCORM standard if you plan to have it launched and/or tracked under an LMS. SCORM is a fairly easy standard to deal with especially since most people are fine with a single SCO that does only single score/completion reporting. What about other Standards? There are a bunch of other standards by ADL (who is responsible for SCORM ), IMS , IEEE LTSC including CORDRAâ„¢ , LOM , Meta-data , etc. Note: ARIADNE, AICC, IEEE LTSC, and IMS all participate in ADL's work on SCORM). That's great! in the eLearning world.
Tin Can API, the evolution of SCORM
MAY 27, 2015
The Shareable Content Object Reference Model – SCORM – has been the industry standard for over 15 years and has served as the foundation for many an LMS across its lifetime. 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. Certification.
Marc My Words: Beyond SCORM – A Welcome New Direction by Marc J. Rosenberg
Learning Solutions Magazine
MARCH 7, 2011
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. Marc reflects on the history of standards and comments on the new ADL Future Learning Experience Project. Content Management Design Strategies Development Strategies Future Trends Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies
What is Tin Can API?
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Over the past three years, the Tin Can API has emerged as the hot new standard for delivering online training. While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, Tin Can has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. And why do so many experts believe it will soon become the default standard for eLearning content? But what is Tin Can API?
A SCORM-Certified LMS Helps Companies Score
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
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. When an LMS is designed according to SCORM standards, Advanced Distributed Learning can consider it for SCORM certification, a badge of honor in the eLearning world. What Is SCORM? Have you heard of SCORM?
Why SCORM 2004 failed & what that means for Tin Can
APRIL 15, 2013
Sign #3: ADL itself heavily supports Tin Can as the successor of SCORM.. In other words, the added benefits from the standard were unbalanced by its complexity. We are living in a much different, and more connected, world yet SCORM is still an isolated, browser-based, LMS-centered standard. Nothing is perfect though as ADL admits . Reasons SCORM 2004 Failed. link].
DECEMBER 22, 2015
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. Consortium Experience API / "Tin Can" StandardsWe started a non-profit.
xAPI Shifting to 3rd Gear
AUGUST 3, 2015
We had people well outside of the ADL bubble talking about real world things things they were using xAPI to accomplish. Bill McDonald spent 25 years helping run the Aviation Industry’s Computer-Based Training Consortium, eventually overseeing their own standard evolve to be completely based on xAPI. You might be surprised to find out we’re in 2nd gear. This was a game changer.
Tin Can: My First impressions from mLearnCon 2012
JUNE 21, 2012
I attended a session by Aaron Silvers, Community Manager at Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL). ADL) who would take up responsibility of having an LRS for each person? From a business perspective – how will companies create a standard environment around this? The session interestingly was titled ‘Design of the Possible: Powered by the Tin Can API’. How will Tin Can help?
A Glance Back at xAPI; A Look Ahead at Data Ownership
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
None of us standards nerds are used to the market so quickly adopting what we create. So… good job team: we standards nerds knocked out something that industry is super excited about and, in some respects, ready for. I was, shall we say, “ eloquent ” in my post from September highlighting the way forward for IEEE to standardize the Experience API.
Building the Next Generation of SCORM
APRIL 11, 2012
Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) is leading the effort for the next generation of SCORM. The data tracked by existing specifications is not exposed to developers in a standard way and requires LMS expertise to access. New programming standards have emerged that allow more flexibility in how SCORM can be implemented. by Jonathan Shoaf. Last Thursday was the kick off of project Tin Can. While project Tin Can has been championed by Rustici software for years now, it is speeding up activity to produce a 1.0 version of the Tin Can API (planned for June of this year). with 5.
Track and trace Learners results. What do SCORM compliance, AICC, XAPI and CMI5 mean?
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 21, 2015
SCORM is a standard in e-Learning that makes it possible to track and trace the results of your learners in a Learning Management system (LMS). A course is SCORM compliant when it meets the requirements of the standard set by the ADL. There is a new standard in development that will be the next generation of SCORM. Here is an overview that will help you out. SCORM 1.2
Day 5: xAPI and more – what next for SCORM?
JUNE 3, 2016
As we approach the end of our SCORM series, in many ways it’s just the beginning for eLearning content standards. On day one of our series, we learned that AICC (Aviation Industry Computer-Based-Training Committee) can be considered the first eLearning standard, used to track how learners progress through course content. In fact, other standards have already done so.
xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) continues to be a huge supporter of the community as the current stewards of the spec itself. Skillaware leverages a few interesting specs and standards, like BPML, DITA and xAPI, in compelling ways. 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. Partnering Organizations. Our Sponsors. RISC Inc.
Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013
AUGUST 14, 2013
Tin Can API is a new and evolving learning technology specification (from ADL – the SCORM people). It has removed all the barriers (listed above) that existed with the previous standards. In this knowledge era where 90% of learning is happening informally, this standard is going to make us change the way we even think about e-learning. ” ~ Forbes Magazine. INTRODUCTION.
Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
NOVEMBER 17, 2013
ABOUT MIKE RUSTICI (President, Rustici Software): In 2002, Mike Rustici founded Rustici Software to help Learning Management Systems and e-learning content creators work well with each other using the SCORM standard. How do you think this learning standard will disrupt the traditional thinking of ‘learning’? . What are some of these systems and services that need to evolve along with Experience API in order to leverage the power of this standard? The ADL vision is actually looking this far out in the future. version of the Tin Can API. THE INTERVIEW: 1.
Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning
OCTOBER 17, 2010
The tools are written in Java and allow the user to create Java applets which can be delivered through a standard web browser. eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. The answer is simple. The list that it follows is not in particular order. M.Ed.  to version 3.6.6
Open Source E-Learning Development 20: Reusable E-Learning Object Authoring & Delivery Suite
The E-Learning Curve
DECEMBER 10, 2009
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