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Standard Options Apply


The choices made soon will ultimately impact what you will be able to do with xAPI 3, 5 and 20 years from now. I’m going to lay out options for how we can approach standardization and the reasoning behind them. I’m going to ask you as vendors, entrepreneurs, developers, designers from all around the world to provide me with your counsel as I ultimately must direct the effort. I ask you to support your interests with your participation as we go forward. In August, 2014 I participated in one of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) monthly meetings. It works.

Blended Learning Becoming Standard


Blended learning is on the rise, at least that is what the reports tell us. The use of mobile technology in nearly every facet of life today makes blended learning a natural choice. In fact, ignoring the benefits of today’s tech tools appears to be plain irresponsible. Why is it Popular? But there are other potential factors as well. For instance, recently the U.S. Blackboard. Knewton.

Elearning platforms meeting PENS standard makes online training easier


Having an LMS that meets the PENS standard is a one-click process, saving course authors time. Having an LMS that meets the Package Exchange Notification System ( PENS ) standard , coupled with an authoring tool, will save course authors time and ibuprofen. In its next update, the Docebo LMS will support the PENS standard. Source: [link]. START A FREE TRIAL.


Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

There has been a lot of information out there , okay, I’m kidding there hasn’t been much of anything when it comes to course standards.  At least not in a long time. Rather the focus has been on course development and frankly, courses.  I’ll readily admit that regardless of the course standard you use, if you create click-click-click courses, than no course standard will make it engaging.  Yet here we are wondering where the course standard industry is heading or at least presumed to be heading. “They are not Compliance Standards.” 

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

meet that goal, you might establish these objectives: 1) Standardize and ramp up hiring. For example, to support objective 1— standardize and ramp up hiring activity to 50 new hires – you might use courses such as. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. By Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning. capital. creating yet another course or scheduling yet another workshop.

Rustici Acquisition and Open Standards

eLearning Chef

Rustici is a reputable company with a lot of talented folks and deep involvement in eLearning standards such as SCORM and ‘TinCan’ (xAPI !).

ILT…Is It Still the Gold Standard?

Your Training Edge

In the training world, we often refer to instructor-led-training (ILT) as the gold standard. Is it time we had a new gold standard? ILT became the gold standard not because it’s perfect (we all know that isn’t true), but because it’s better than other traditional methods of training. Enter “Technology-Enabled-Learning” MOOCs as the new Gold Standard.

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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 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. For more details see  the presentation, it contains links to even more detailed information. I’m not a standard specialist.


Are eLearning Standards Necessary?

Integrated Learnings

But I typically argue that eLearning standards are necessary. Even the most cutting edge eLearning out there follows a standard, even if it's a totally new one. By standard I mean a common template and/or a compliance specification such as SCORM or AICC. Standards provide a logical framework for the learner. I'd suggest that they define and follow eLearning standards for the following reasons: Trackability of course completion and scoring. Standardization assists reusability of content. When are eLearning standards not necessary? By Jay Lambert.

Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

You need to extract the content, insert it in a standard. What you need to know to get started. TABLE OF CONTENTS. Migrating Legacy E-learning Courses. to Html5. How to Cluster Courses for Conversion. 5. 8. 9 5 Widely Used Tools Used for HTML5 Output. Summary 10. The Relevance of HTML5 in Online Learning 3. Page 3/12. What does HTML5 have for the world of eLearning? on PCs. Reason 1. to. 1.

What is the Fair Labor Standards Act?


Employer or employee, it''s important to know how the Wages and Fair Labor Standards Act applies to you. This post covers which businesses fall under FLsA and what employers should know regarding its requirements. For employees, we cover minimum wage and hour expectations, as well as youth employment guidelines. Right eLearning Solutions

Take down of Standardized Tests…truth in comedy

Kapp Notes

Here is a thought provoking video about standardized testing. Education

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Instructor Led Training…Is It Still the Gold Standard?

Your Training Edge

In the training world, we often refer to instructor-led-training (ILT) as the gold standard. Is it time we had a new gold standard? ILT became the gold standard not because it’s perfect (we all know that isn’t true), but because it’s better than other traditional methods of training. Enter “Technology-Enabled-Learning” MOOCs as the new Gold Standard.

Greater task variety means no more standardized work

Learning and Working on the Web

The resurrection of American manufacturing will require more than simply bringing back production to America. Global manufacturing is at the cusp of a massive transformation as the new economics of energy and labor plays out and a set of new technologies—robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, and nanotechnology—are advancing rapidly. Steve Denning. It is becoming complex.

SCORM – Set of Standards that make Courses and LMS Compatible


SCORM is nothing but a set of standards that make the two i.e. the courses and the course-carrier LMS compatible with each other. It is more or less the same way the bulb and a socket are compatible, i.e. they fit the same standards. The post SCORM – Set of Standards that make Courses and LMS Compatible appeared first on eLearning Experts. SCORM has come a Long Way! The 1.2

Create a Standard Performance Support Design Methodology by Frank Nguyen and Kangmei Yang

Learning Solutions Magazine

In this article, we outline a standard. While training is useful and pragmatic, there are more efficient and effective methods to enable employee. performance. One of these is combining training and performance support. methodology for designing performance support, based on the experience of a Fortune 100 organization. Design Strategies Development Strategies Emerging Topics Management Performance Support

Guide to Updated GHS Standards in Canada, Europe, and the US


The switch from country-specific hazardous materials labeling, standards, and training to the UN GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) can be confusing. European Union standards have already been changed to meet GHS criteria by the CLP Regulation. Labels are standardized under the GHS. In the U.S., Pre-GHS USA (OSHA) Label. Flammable.

Nintendo’s Four I Standard

Upside Learning

He mentioned the “Four I’s&# that Nintendo uses as a standard for the games it develops. The reason, I believe, is that it meets the standards we set for all software we develop. We call these standards the Four Is. Makes much sense to me; there is much wisdom for Instructional Designers seeking to design learning games in Nintendo’s 4I’s standard.

White Paper: eLearning Reporting Standards: SCORM and Tin Can

The Learning Dispatch

The paper helps you gain basic knowledge of terms and an understanding of the standards that provide the foundation for SCORM and xAPI (such as " TinCan "), and then discusses the how xAPi addresses some of the key limitations of SCORM in areas including: Security Use outside the LMS Use outside the browser Offline support Web and native app tracking Tracking virtual worlds and simulations Tracking informal learning Tracking group performance Download Tracking and Reporting Standards for Training: SCORM and xAPI

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User Assistance: Standard Gauge

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

In 21st Century Australia, there isn't a standard national rail gauge. Gauge is the gap between railway tracks.) In some states, narrow gauge is used, in others broad gauge, and ironically in just one state, standard gauge. It started well, with a decision by the British Government's Secretary of State for the Colonies that all colonies should adopt standard gauge. Let's think standards, and how standard adoption by an industry can go horribly wrong with enormous, long-term financial consequences. Broad gauge became the new standard in 1854.

Discursive or recursive? The fractal nature of education


Advancement classroom learning Corporate Learning future of learning learning technologies "push" learning adopt and adapt creativity in learning learning assessment learning process learning technology recursive learning standardised testing standardized testing" What would it take for us to leave the safe and mundane world of product based, recursive education behind and adopt new pedagogies that promote self discovery, digression from prescribed pathways and learning by a process of serendipity?".

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

intranets social media definition discussion forums enterprise social networking heterarchy intranet knowledge management personal profiles roles SII SME social business Social Intranet Index social networking standard standardisation standardization web 2.0There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. But what exactly is a social intranet…? They all are.

Lines are being drawn.over learning technology standards and specs?

Ellen Wagner

Interesting article in today's Chronicle of Higher Education's Wired Campus about a growing shitstorm around learning technology standards. Per Jeff Young, author of article in question: "The issue centers around a single line of the 53-page grant guidelines for the. Business Higher Education LMS News Technology Trends

IMS Global Learning Consortium: Interoperability Standards for Education by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Interoperability is a major concern as platforms and technologies for learning proliferate. SCORM and the. xAPI, LMSs, and LRSs came about because of attention from government and corporate organizations. what about the education field? The IMS Global Learning Consortium provides guidance and support for. learning technology in organizations worldwide.


Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

intranets social media collaboration culture definition discussion forums enterprise social networking evolution heterarchy intranet knowledge management maturity maturity model organisational culture organizational culture participatory culture personal profiles roles SII SME social business social intranet Social Intranet Index social networking standard standardisation standardization web 2.0

Common Cartridge


Common Cartridge is a standard created by the by the IMS Global Learning Consortium  that allows digital content and assessments to be bundled together in a package and then imported into a Learning Management System. The common cartridge package can then be imported into any LMS that supports the standard. IMS Standards common cartridge ims globalThis is especially useful when using multiple LTI tools to assemble a course. For example, the course content could be created with CourseArc, quizzes with Quizlet, and a collaborative class notebook with OneNote Class Notebook.

Support SHRM’s Bid for Standards

CLO Magazine

Without standards-based reporting on human capital expenditures, it is impossible to do the financial analysis CEOs say is so important. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has established a task force and is working with the American National Standards Institute to develop global standards for human capital measurements. These voluntary standards — including compensation and benefits expenditures — capture how much a firm is spending on human capital. The SHRM standards effort is an important step toward earning that seat at the table.


Udemy for you and me

E-Learning Provocateur

If and when it meets their standards they will add it to the marketplace, which means it will be discoverable by the public. In fact, one of their standards is that the course contains a minimum of 30 minutes of video content. In case anyone from the Udemy team is reading this, I respectfully suggest the following improvements… Relax the enforcement of the standards.

Paul Reevs Triumph University: Standardizing Best Practices Around the Globe at Corporate U Week

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from this morning’s opening session Corporate University Week. Paul Reevs Director of Organizational Development Triumph Group, Inc. Triumph U is young – 18 months. 44 independent companies – 64 locations in 7 countries; 12,000 employees. functional areas within company. Looked across company and identified four areas: triumph culture, Partnerships throughout the org with: SMEs, HR Ambassadors, CoP (clusters of subject matter experts) He has a staff of 4. Needs to rely heavily on those partners. Use your leaders as instructors. corporate university

Why Your Existing E-Learning is Failing, and How MOOCs Can Help

Your Training Edge

MOOCs, which are based around the concept of bite-sized learning activities, allow for more frequent and more varied forms of assessment than are found in standard e-learning. These nine factors highlight why MOOCs are replacing both instructor-led training and standard e-learning in companies of all sizes, in many industries. Getting bored with the courses (38%). Theyre boring.

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What’s Ahead: Can Measurement Be Standardized?

CLO Magazine

The Center for Talent Reporting is a nonprofit organization working to develop a standard for reporting human capital metrics, including learning and development. David Vance, the organization’s executive director, said the model for the Talent Development Reporting principles, or TDRp, comes from the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, the standard set of statements used in corporate accounting. Still, questions remain on how a learning leader should report evaluation metrics to senior leaders. Outcome measures, Vance said, are tied to an organization’s goals.

5 Things To Look Out For While Choosing An LMS

Origin Learning

Compliance standards. The Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based e-learning. Choosing the right Learning Management System is an arduous task and if not done carefully, may lead to a substantial waste of time and money. The interface should be simple so that all kinds of users feel easy to use it. Web Hosting.


Talent Development Reporting Principles: The Evolving Standard for L&D

CLO Magazine

This week I want to share the preliminary results of an effort by many leading practitioners and thought leaders to bring reporting standards to our field. Our inspiration is the set of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), which have provided standard definitions and statements (like the income statement and balance sheet) for accountants for decades. We firmly believe that learning and development should have its own set of reporting principles and standard, consistently-defined measures, just like accounting. Adopt standard measures and definitions.

The 3rd Gear


Consortium Standards adoption consortium xAPIThere are other groups who we aren’t talking with already and they’ll make their needs known. We’ll have certification tests. This will make it easy for folks buying software or hardware to see a stamp of approval — a neutral third party guarantees a product is 100% Grade A xAPI. xAPI is gaining highway speed. Welcome to xAPI. Our hosts.

A Training Professional Seeks a Yoga Practice

Allison Rossett

And like me, she is an instructional technologist who, by disposition and profession, wants to know the standards. Blog posting Informal Learning instructional design personal growth standards Training + Development Malinka. My first ever yoga class happened six miles from my house. I was annoyed about the distance, but because Malinka had strong recommendations, I drove across town.

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Putting Out Fires, Part 4: Setting eLearning Standards by Jennifer De Vries and Joe Ganci

Learning Solutions Magazine

or project standards for eLearning courses. These standards make it easier for the team members to pick. Here’s a quick primer on standards. When working on a large project with multiple team members, it is common to have a set of organizational. up each other’s work, based on availability. Design Strategies Development Strategies Project Management

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Talent Development Reporting Principles: The Evolving Standard for L&D


There is an effort underway by many leading L&D practitioners and thought leaders to bring reporting standards to our field. We firmly believe that learning and development should have its own set of reporting principles and standard, consistently-defined measures, just like accounting. eLearning Solutions

iSpring Suite 8: Massive New Features Not Found in Standard eLearning Packages by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

iSpring introduces an upgrade to its flagship authoring tool that completely changes the eLearning authoring landscape. including functionality that can’t be found in other eLearning toolkits, iSpring Suite 8 is truly becoming an all-in-one tool for. course creation. Design & Development Tools Immersive Learning Learning Media

What is LTI?


Learning Tools Interoperability, or LTI, is a standard published by the IMS Global Learning Consortium that makes it possible to integrate platforms such as Learning Management Systems (LMS) like Blackboard or Canvas with third party tools and vendors such as CourseArc. CourseArc eLearning Tools IMS StandardsScreenshot of CourseArc content that is pulled in to Blackboard using LTI.