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xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY

MakingBetter

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. Last year was the first year there was an official xAPI Track at DevLearn and, together, we are upping that ante again (…in Vegas). We may even be doing karaoke Tuesday night, after xAPI Camp, because that is how we roll.

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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? Or are you just confused by all the abbreviations like: SCORM, AICC, XAPI, and CMI5? A course is SCORM compliant when it meets the requirements of the standard set by the ADL. This means that if you want to buy an authoring tool or a LMS you should check if they support the elements that you need! SCORM and XAPI / Tincan.

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What is xAPI?

LearnUpon

Over the past three years, xAPI has emerged as the hot new standard for delivering online training. xAPI is often described as the next evolution of SCORM. While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, xAPI has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. But what is xAPI? What is xAPI? The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. Rustici Software believe that “learning happens everywhere”.

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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? Two months after my layoff, a company called CTC recruited me to work for ADL. My job was to help author SCORM 2004, focusing on how to develop content that would work in SCORM systems. Last heard ADL calls this new standard the Experience API?

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An explanation of cmi5 in (mostly) plain English

Rustici Software

It’s all too common to hear someone say “cmi5 is the bridge between SCORM and xAPI” around the office. Behold: cmi5, which provides a way to move from SCORM to the more modern xAPI specification. Essentially: cmi5 = LMS + xAPI data. Source: ADL cmi5 Specification.

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

LearnUpon

While many eLearning vendors still support AICC, the standard is usually a legacy of older platforms and businesses. Funnily enough, Tin Can (xAPI) , which we’ll examine next, adopts a similar approach to AICC regarding the HACP and, as a result, can track data across domains, or indeed, almost anywhere. eLearning now: Tin Can (xAPI). only the second version in its history) is still the specification commonly implemented with authoring tools and learning management systems.

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Webinar Q&A: Empowering Continuous Learning with the Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API

Questions: What is the common identifier that allows the xAPI to connect the data provided by the ‘activity provider’ to a specific user in the LRS? Answer: xAPI allows for learners to be identified by email address, Open ID or an account on some system, such as an LMS. How do you best see xAPI interfacing with an LMS? Which LMS platforms out there today best interface with xAPI? That’s one of the big advantages of xAPI, *anything* can make a statement.

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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. 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. Vendors got on board, and SCORM became a more-or-less viable mechanism.

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. We can see a growing number of vendors (ebooks, games, simulations, LMSs, etc.)

Taking cmi5 adoption further by developing a Conformance Test Suite

Rustici Software

For the last 18 years, some of the most important work we’ve done at Rustici Software has been the standards-based efforts we’ve worked on with the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL). Over the years, our folks have participated in the working groups for, and the development of, standards as ubiquitous as SCORM, as forgotten as RTWS, and more recently xAPI.

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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. Companies should be wary of the value a “free” learning platform can deliver and alert to the costs quickly accrued in maintaining, updating and supporting an LMS without a vendor. Open source software: Software for which the source code is publicly available for use and development free of charge.

eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter

Trivantis

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. 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 name Tin Can API, or just Tin Can, is still a popularly used name for xAPI.

Why SCORM 2004 failed & what that means for Tin Can

eFront

Sign #2: There is no certification process for tools and packages for the latest SCORM 2004 4 th edition. Sign #3: ADL itself heavily supports Tin Can as the successor of SCORM.[4]. It was a lot of work for LMS vendors to implement and more importantly, it was too complex for many courseware developers to use. The end result was low adoption from vendors and instructional designers. Even when vendors offered support for SCORM 2004 this was handicapped to great extent.

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#ASTDTK14 Review

eLearning 24-7

ASTDTK14 zoomed into Vegas last week with about 60 vendors (est.) On the expo side, and I know ASTD Events are going to disagree with me (err, they already have via Linkedin), I wasn’t overly impressed on the number of vendors’ booths. Authoring tools vendors – pickings were slim, Adobe was present, so was Allen Interactions (Zebra Zapps), but no Articulate? Conferencing vendors – Were there any? The vendor told me that in Feb.

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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. The 4 th edition of the Shareable Content Object Reference Model is packed with language that third-party vendors and software developers are familiar with.

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Standard Options Apply

MakingBetter

This post is for vendors, developers and implementers of the Experience API and for anyone who may one day create something with xAPI. 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 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. Currently, adoption of xAPI is very LRS-centric.

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.

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. It is a set of technical standards that were mainly developed for supporting elearning tools. SCORM ensures the interoperability between online learning software. They came up with the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) and created the SCORM. Exists successfully outside the LMS tool.

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. Authoring Tool. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs.

Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

eLearning 24-7

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. Rather than go into a whole diatribe about CMI-5, I recommend you read this info on CMI-5 (put together in part from vendor RISC). Standard adoption takes time (as we can see with xAPI), so if you are concerned or worried about having to go with CMI-5, etc. 1 xAPI. 8 Built-in Authoring Tools.

What is Tin Can API?

LearnUpon

Also known as the Experience API (xAPI), Tin Can is often described as the next evolution of SCORM. The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. SCORM quickly became the standard around which a whole industry of authoring tools, learning management systems, and content development was built. is still the most popular authoring standard used in eLearning, its weaknesses triggered the development of the Tin Can API.

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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. Integrating with a vendor’s API can speed up eLearning processes by automating time-consuming manual tasks like updating, deleting, or exporting lists of users.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

An LCMS can be considered to be an LMS that includes an authoring tool. If you need to create materials from scratch (rather than the upload of pre-existing materials such as documents, video, audio, SCORM or xAPI), you should choose an LMS and an authoring tool or an LCMS. LETSI is a new organization with worldwide sponsorship to whom ADL will be handing over stewardship of SCORM.