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eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

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SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?! API- Taken from Wikipedia “an application programming interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software and applications.” SCORM- SCORM stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model, and is the basic industry standard for eLearning interoperability.

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

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It’s the next generation of SCORM… an API for distributed learning. SCORM, You’re Looking Weary. eLearning has been signed, sealed and delivered via SCORM for years. The SCORM API is tested and reliable for tracking of basic information such as course completion, time spent taking a course, completion date, and post-test score. Tin Can. Experience. TIN CAN! Wrong!

3 Reasons Why Every LMS Needs Tin Can API Functionality


What Does xAPI Have to Do with SCORM? xAPI is sometimes referred to as SCORM’s successor. SCORM is an acronym for “Sharable Content Object Reference Model.”) “SCORM is a set of technical standards for e-learning software products. SCORM tells programmers how to write their code so that it can ‘play well’ with other e-learning software. Let’s find out. It’s true.


A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training


I’ve met people who had worked on the original SCORM standard, those driving the new xAPI standard, as well as early champions of our industry who coined the terms and built the original software tools. According to wikipedia:“If computerized automation increased factory production, it could do the same for academic instruction.”. SCORM, and the SaaS based LMS. Not so.

Is your head in "the cloud"?

Integrated Learnings

Wikipedia describes cloud computing as “computation, software, data access, and storage services that do not require end-user knowledge of the physical location and configuration of the system that delivers the services.” SCORM Cloud by the good folks at Rustici is an example of this. They provide SCORM services in the cloud that can work with online applications through an API. by Jonathan Shoaf. My career is the Internet. If the Internet goes away, I will need to make major adaptations. So is depending on the Internet any riskier of an endeavor? I think you get my point.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

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Wiki- looks nothing like Wikipedia. Wikipedia that actually looks like Wikipedia – 100%, they use mediawiki kit – available for free. I will admit that the one of the best products I have seen this year, does what I am listing above - SCORM Cloud. The courses are tested in their system to verify they meet the SCORM requirements; plus the system works and their own content authoring tool works with SCORM 1.2, As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. Do Nothing. RSS feed. Micro blogging feature.

Product Review: SoftChalk 6 – Rapid Content Authoring Tool

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SCORM Properties – enables you to select from one attempt, multiple attempts, unlimited attempts. You select options on the left side such as YouTube, Flick, Wikipedia, MERLOT, etc (the list is quite extensive). But, I am not sure what Wikipedia has to do with media. When I think media I do not think Wikipedia. SCORM 1.2. SCORM 2004. Can publish to a server, via a FTP file or SCORM 2004. But sadly, this is not to be. While I had some exciting expectations when I jumped into the product, by the end of it all, I felt drained. Media.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

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SCORM Player communicating with your vendor’s solution, for example, if you were creating your own LMS and Rapid Intake’s rapid e-learning authoring tool, it includes a SCORM Player API. Wikipedia capabilities? Moodle has quite a few APIs, including a SCORM Player. As forementioned, Articulate offers an API for Articulate Online, Captive has one for a SCORM Player and does Rapid Intake. If you want to take a peek into the future, then you should look no further than APIs and what they bring to the table. Open Architecture. Typically APIs are free.

Web 2

Apple Announces Textbook Revolution

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

But according to wikipedia it looks like all the major 3D creation apps support the standard. Are you concerned about SCORM compliance? This morning Apple held a press event to announce their entry into the world of textbooks. Everyone knew this was coming. It's just been a matter of when and what will it look like. And basically, what it looks like is a complete game changer. Not just because the iBook Store will now sell you interactive textbooks via your iTunes account, but because they also announced a new authoring tool.and it's FREE! It's obvious that someone is the author.

Learning Object Tools

Tony Karrer

I pointed them at the Wikipedia article - Learning Object. And looking at SCORM / SCOs. A reader from another country has asked me about Learning Object Tools. I asked him to clarify what they meant and the response was: Learning Object Tools are those that allow you to create, edit and manage learning objects. There is also a bit of language barrier. It cites quite a few repositories and briefly mentions " Burrokeet is an Open Source Software tool that assists in the creation of Learning Objects from existing content. This is something I'm not familiar with.

Five Myths of Social Learning


But remember, even Wikipedia has formal processes for making sure user generated content is accurate – the organization has over 100 people worldwide dedicated solely to ensuring content integrity and penalizing those who attempt to use the platform for self promotion. In order for social media platforms to totally eclipse the function an LMS plays, they would be forced to support interoperability standards like SCORM, AICC or Common Cartridge. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. According to a McKinsey executive survey , a whopping 71% of enterprises are using Web 2.0

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting.

LCB Question for December - Past Year, Present Challenges, Predictions

Tony Karrer

I found myself using Wikipedia early in research tasks on all sorts of topics. Discussion will emerge/increase that SCORM doesn't fit next generation learning. The Learning Circuits Blog Question for December has been posted. The questions this month are: What will you remember most about 2006? What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2007? What are your predictions for 2007? Answering this question is a bit more of a challenge for me. So it may take a few posts. Let me put out a few initial thoughts, but I'm expecting that other posts will spark more thoughts.