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Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. Updated Content Authoring Tool Directory. C ontent Authoring Tools Directory. The Ten Best Course Authoring Tools.

Track and trace Learners results. What do SCORM compliance, AICC, XAPI and CMI5 mean?

Challenge to Learn

Do you want to buy a LMS or an authoring tool and are you wondering what the best option is for tracking the results of your learners? A course is SCORM compliant when it meets the requirements of the standard set by the ADL. Score per Learning objective.

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Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

EDITOR’S NOTE: Occasionally, we invite learning community experts to share their advice with our readers. I want everyone to recognize xAPI as a solid and surprisingly simple foundation for next-generation learning experience measurement. Want to Learn More?

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Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. For many years, mobile learning was one of those promises. There is the story about a woman who signed up for an online dating service and got paired with a software developer. Click the link to learn more.

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

Challenge to Learn

Today I was interviewed by Ben Clarck from Rustici software. 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.

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Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

2010 E-Learning 24/7 Awards (No official icon logo handed out to winners, rather just a “WHOO-HOO&# – uh, you can make that sound to yourself.thank you). You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” ” ~ Rustici Software. Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today.

Test SCORM Courses with an LMS

Tony Karrer

I was just asked by someone about how they could test a course they were creating against a particular Learning Management System (LMS) (in this case Docent 6.5). We are developing a SCORM or AICC compliant course either custom or using an authoring tool. We don't have direct access to a version of the LMS to test on. The client's staff won't give us direct access to the LMS to run tests. We use our own so I can't vouch for these tools.

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April 2016 #Obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

New post April 2016 #Obsidianchat Summary on Obsidian Learning. Art is a member of the ADL CMI-5 committee , and is an expert on both xAPI and CMI-5. xAPI is murky for a lot of folks, and the responses shared were extremely helpful in learning more about the topic.

Part One: How We Decide to Do Work

Experience API

A couple of days ago, I wrote about the state of ADL and Rustici Software’s take on it. or Rustici Software in the process. Important note for those unfamiliar with this space: I work at Rustici Software , a for-profit software company. ADL’s guiding hand.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Active Learning. Active learning is a strategy focused on encouraging learners to actively participate in training. Examples of active learning activities include practical tasks and problem-solving conducted in small groups. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning).

What is xAPI?

LearnUpon

While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, xAPI has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. Rustici Software believe that “learning happens everywhere”.

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Day 5: xAPI and more – what next for SCORM?

LearnUpon

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. An LRS can be located inside or outside an LMS.

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SCORM – Set of Standards that make Courses and LMS Compatible

Paradiso

If you belong to the e-learning industry, you must’ve probably heard the term SCORM somewhere or the other. CO’ stands for ‘content object’, that speaks about the presence of different courses and documents within the e-learning platform. SCORM and Authoring Tools.

Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

eLearning 24-7

This is going to be an awesome new year for e-learning.” One of the most interesting items which presents to me an unknown variable is CMI-5, a compliance standard (formally with AICC) now headed up by ADL. I as many folks constantly referred to xAPI as Tin Can, but recently say in the past month, I found out that Tin Can was a trademarked name by Rustici Software. Both of these tie directly to m-learning. 3 Mobile App with instructor/manager features.

What is Tin Can API?

LearnUpon

While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, Tin Can has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. Rustici Software believe that “learning happens everywhere”.

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What is SCORM & Decoding Its Importance For eLearning

ProProfs

Imagine a situation where you are asked to create an elearning program or search for a suitable learning management system (LMS) tool for achieving your training requirements. What does it have to do with online learning?”. Advantages of SCORM compliant LMS.

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The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms

LearnUpon

It is a guideline for building effective training and performance support tools in five phases. Application programming interface, A set of functions and procedures that allow the creation of applications which access the features or data of an operating system, application, or other service.

SCORM Compliance and Tin Can Api

Paradiso

It defines how content from the client side interacts with whichever learning management system is being used. All SCORM compliance means is that the content will work on any system that can read scorm – i.e. pretty much all LMSs out there.

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Beginners Guide To Tin Can API

ProProfs

In the last couple of years, the Tin Can API has emerged as a buzzword in the arena of authoring tools, learning management systems, and content development. Before Tin Can, SCORM was the leading standard for web-based electronic educational technology (e-learning).

What are SCORM and AICC, By the Way?

CommLab India

If you have ever been involved in online course design and development, you might have come across e-learning professionals talking about AICC and SCORM. They must have said that the e-learning courses you develop must be compliant with them. Content and LMS must be on the same server.

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SCORM vs. LTI: what’s the difference?

Rustici Software

If you’ve been familiar with Rustici Software for a long time, you’ll know we’ve helped people for a long time with SCORM and xAPI. To put it simply, the main difference between LTI and SCORM is that LTI is focused on connecting learning systems, whereas SCORM is focused on launching training content and tracking interactions. LTI is focused on connecting learning systems in a standard way. SCORM courses are uploaded into and played within the LMS.

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What is SCORM?

Growth Engineering

If you have any involvement whatsoever with online learning, you’re going to need to wrap your head around SCORM. Whether you’re dealing with eLearning content creation or the administration of a learning management system, you’ll have SCORM to thank for making things run smoothly.

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Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

e-Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. These developments have expanded the possibilities of taking e-learning to great heights more than ever. MOBILE LEARNING.

Tin Can API, the evolution of SCORM

Paradiso

Tin Can API means there is less reliance on an LMS as these experiences are stored in a Learning Record Store, or LRS. SCORM ensures that content and data that is shared across different systems all adhere to the same model. Learning can be tracked both on and offline.

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Day 3. Getting SCORM content into your LMS

LearnUpon

At this point, you’ll understand how to create a great SCORM compliant course with an authoring tool. And you’ve also learned how to export the course as a SCORM package. That can cause a lot of confusion for SCORM creators as an LMS won’t import the zip files.

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Elearning applications

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year! elearning tecnología-educativa software

Got SCORM?

ICS Learning

When I started researching SCORM in preparation for developing content and implementing an LMS, what I remember most was my frustration at the lack of any concise, hands-on information that was available about SCORM. Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) has the complete specification (all 400+ pages of it) readily available on their site, but I was looking for a quick, “get your hands dirty” explanation that skipped all the mumbo-jumbo and would let me dive in and start trying things out.

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Beginners guide to Tin Can API

ProProfs

In the last couple of years, the Tin Can API has emerged as a buzzword in the arena of authoring tools, learning management systems, and content development. Before Tin Can, SCORM was the leading standard for web-based electronic educational technology (e-learning).

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)

LearnUpon

We trawled through our archives to bring you the first part of our ultimate A-Z guide on everything online learning. Accessibility: If you create online learning content, making it accessible to all learners is crucial. Active learning was popularized by Bonwell and Eison.

Building the Next Generation of SCORM

Integrated Learnings

While project Tin Can has been championed by Rustici software for years now, it is speeding up activity to produce a 1.0 There have been a lot of changes in internet technology over those years, as well as, many changes in how professional learning is administered and tracked. Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) is leading the effort for the next generation of SCORM. These activities are captured by a Learning Record Store (LRS). by Jonathan Shoaf.

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#DevLearn retrospective: Start dreaming about the future of eLearning

Challenge to Learn

Thanks to the TinCan API (now renamed into ‘experience API’) the technique is ahead of us (learning developers and vendors). The guy sitting on the left is Aron Silvers from ADL. Will this happen in an LMS, in an formal course, or somewhere else?

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Today, I’ll complete the list by defining the true meaning of training, from ‘manifest’ to ‘white label’ Let’s dive into the language of learning! mLearning (mobile learning): Learning that’s conducted on a mobile device, like a smartphone or tablet.

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

xAPI and LRS (Learning Record Stores) have been in the news and frankly everywhere within the e-learning industry in the past 1.5 Aaron, can you tell me a little bit about your background and how you became involved with ADL? learning record store xAPI LRS

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The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

Consider the internet; developments on top of the TCP/IP protocol like SMTP and HTML allowed a variety of tools to work together to bring us email and the world wide web. Which is a preface to talk about learning standards, and the field is quite dynamic right now. Learning Standards.