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Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

Anthony is an independent xAPI evangelist and Instructional Developer for the Internet of Things. If you’re an elearning professional, you’ve probably seen or heard the term xAPI countless times. But are you still fuzzy about where SCORM ends and xAPI begins? After years of educating people about xAPI (aka Experience Application Programming Interface ), I find that it is still one of the least-understood concepts in the digital learning world.

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Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

There is the story about a woman who signed up for an online dating service and got paired with a software developer. Once mobile devices started to become popular the promise of being able to have everything on our devices, including learning programs, was right on the heels. Then came Experience API (xAPI) and CMI5. However, most authoring software now has the ability to develop content that will adjust according to screen size. SCORM and xAPI.

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What is SCORM? xAPI? TinCan? AICC? A review of the LMS acronyms

Ed App

Here we will take a look at AICC, SCORM, and XAPI (Tin Can), define what each one is and see when each might be an ideal solution for your business. Lessening Support from eLearning Developers and authoring tools. Authoring Tool Support. XAPI – TIN CAN .

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Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

” ~ Rustici Software. 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. More and more vendors (authoring tools, Learning Management Systems, social platforms, mobile games, and simulations) are adopting or testing this new standard.

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. Initially, when you developed eLearning, you were pretty much dependent on the tool you developed it in. You could use any of the many authoring tools, such as Authorware, but you needed an appropriate player. So, does xAPI replace SCORM? .

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 INTRODUCTION. 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. Learning Locker : This is a powerful tool that helps track and present a person’s learning journey.

SCORM Compliance and LMS: What Does It Mean to be ‘SCORM-Compliant’?

eLearningMind

According to the DoD Strategic Plan for ADL Initiative created in 1999, the DoD’s vision was to. DoD Strategic Plan for ADL Initiative, 1999, p. Put simply, SCORM makes it possible for different brands of LMS platforms to run programs created from different authoring tools.

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eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter

Trivantis

The aircraft industry has always had a high need for training and certification, and prior to 1988, this led to a variety of incompatible and closed system training programs that had unique hardware and software requirements. 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.

Tin Can API: What It Has in Store for Online Learning Environments

ProProfs

To help you better understand how Tin Can is transforming online learning , let’s now look under the hood of the software. Watch This Video To Know What is xAPI or Tin Can API | Features & Benefits Explained. Today, you’ll find Tin Can API or xAPI present in some of the best corporate training software. Tin Can, Experience API, & xAPI: Are They Same or Different? Later on, it was officially renamed as “ xAPI ” or “ Experience API ” by ADL.

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

LearnUpon

The rise of mLearning has also driven adoption of the Tin Can xAPI eLearning content standard which can track far more learning activities than older standards like SCORM. Objectives: Course or learning objectives define the knowledge or skills learners are expected to gain from a training program. Open source software: Software for which the source code is publicly available for use and development free of charge.

SCORM 101: The Definitive Guide to Choose a SCORM Compliant LMS

learnWorlds

It works as a protocol that defines how online learning content is created, developed, and used to be compatible with the various eLearning software products. Alternatively, SCORM authoring tools can export a course as an HTML5 folder to upload into your LMS.

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A SCORM-Certified LMS Helps Companies Score

TOPYX LMS

To put it plainly, SCORM is recognized as an authority, if not the authority, for learning management systems. 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. Today, businesses, associations and government programs all view a SCORM certification as a mark of eLearning excellence.

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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. Realizing that there is a huge population out there who are confused about this odd-sounding acronym, in this post we will share a complete overview of SCORM – what it is about, why it is important, the right approach to implement it in your elearning program. xAPI is built on SCORM.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Stop by the eLearning Rockstar stage—conveniently located near the eLearning Brothers booth—to learn new techniques, see new tools, and become an eLearning Rockstar. At IBM, John received a patent for software design for his work in developing operating systems. John was also co-founder and lead engineer at BocaSoft, a software utility creation company. Why xAPI? or Why Should I Care About xAPI? How the Experience API (xAPI) is an enabler.

Is it time to replace SCORM? A Look at Emerging Learning Technologies

Growth Engineering

Here’s the case for making the change to xAPI, LRS and cm15. SCORM won the hearts of L&D folk everywhere, when it was invented by the ADL in 2000. It solved the eLearning dilemma of its age – software incompatibility. SCORM solved this headache by providing a standard software specification that worked across all learning technology. Well, it’s largely down to something called an Application Programming Interface (API). Benefits of xAPI.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around. It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). Notable contributions include SCORM and xAPI. API (Application Programming Interface). Authoring Tool. A CEU is a measurement used in continuing education programs.

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. Also known by the name of Experience API, or xAPI, Tin Can is a special program interface with the ability to deliver and truly measure learning experiences beyond what was previously possible. This was the year 2010 and ADL was looking for research ideas for the development of the next generation of SCORM.

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eLearning 24-7

Authoring tools vendors – pickings were slim, Adobe was present, so was Allen Interactions (Zebra Zapps), but no Articulate? Mobile specific tools or m-learning spin tools – were not as extensive as I was expecting. Video e-learning tools or video of some kind – Minimal, but one did spark my interest – more in my “Show Product” topic. Skills e-learning tools – Present and accounted for – Sir!

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

LearnUpon

From API to xAPI, the words we use everyday can be complex and confusing. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning): An initiative established by the US Department Of Defense in 1999, aiming to make the delivery of online training consistent across content formats, technologies, and organizations. API (Application Program Interface) : Provides an interface that allows developers to interact with programs and applications, including learning management systems.

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. Also known by the name of Experience API, or xAPI, Tin Can is a special program interface with the ability to deliver and truly measure learning experiences beyond what was previously possible. This was the year 2010 and ADL was looking for research ideas for the development of the next generation of SCORM.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms

LearnUpon

It is a guideline for building effective training and performance support tools in five phases. The Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative is a US government program established to help programs, initiatives, and policies better support flexible, lifelong learning through the use of technology. Notable contributions include SCORM and xAPI. Authoring Tool. A measurement used on continuing education programs.