What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?


Towards the end of last year, our big announcement was the formation of the not-for-profit Consortium formed to handle the governance and address the evolution of xAPI with/for ADL. doesn’t require ADL’s permission for us to do this. All the same, ADL’s done an amazing job stewarding xAPI through its R&D roots to now and to whatever degree we can work in concert with ADL (and US DoD, by extension) it’s to our collective benefit to do so.

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ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/08/2010 ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter eFront is an LMS commited to international standards.

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How to Attack the Business Skills Mismatch

CLO Magazine

Research shows that business skills play a critical role enabling success, but employees lack essential capabilities. Building an organization’s fundamental business skills is a critical first step to realizing strategic priorities. However, organizations are constrained by insufficient business acumen skills, according to a 2013 study by BTS, a global strategy implementation firm, and research company the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Is Tin Can API Lipstick on the SCORM Pig?

Living in Learning

Last week [October 25th] I had the distinct privilege of sitting in on the Tin Can API break-out session that was presented by Aaron Silvers of ADL. His business card says “the Beard”…and while that was accurate, I still don’t know his real title. Given ADL was also the birth mother of SCORM, I walked in and sat down with a preconception or two that this was SCORM in a new dress.


Details Announced for xAPI Camp


I’m very pleased we’re collaborating as an industry, with ADL’s support, to go beyond the technical “how-to” and get into “solutions.” Our speakers will facilitate the groups with support from ADL and other xAPI expertise.

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xAPI Community

Torrance Learning

ADL created a community with their xAPI cohorts and we’re aiming to do the same with our Spring 2016 xAPI Learning Cohort. Learn more about the cohort model on which we’re basing our experience from the ADL website and in xAPI Quarterly.

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Putting it bluntly: business games seem to work

Clive on Learning

a report by Richard Blunt of ADL. Three different video games were added to approximately half the classes of freshmen Introduction to Business and Technology courses, 3rd year Economics courses, and 3rd year Management courses. It’s important to make clear that all three of the games ( Industry Giant II, Zapitalism, Virtual U ) were essentially business simulations. Thanks to Patrick Dunn for alerting me to Does Game-Based Learning Work? ,

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0 Considerations

Mark Oehlert

Web and how efforts like ADL /SCORM/ LETSI need to jump ahead in order to maintain relevance and to do the job that I think still needs to be done - namely serving as a focal point for addressing those unique aspects of the commercial learning/training space. July 14, 2008 in Industry | Permalink Technorati Tags : ADL , LETSI , SCORM TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference SCORM 2.0


LRS Conformance: A Call to Action for Industry and Academia by Nick Washburn

Learning Solutions Magazine

Today, most business enterprise functions quantify their very existence with data. On April 12, ADL released the LRS Conformance Test Suite. Compared to them, the training function is in the Stone Age. Conformance and certification are critical steps in moving xAPI technology into L&D practice. For organizations that are not ready, the consequences will be disruptive. Development Strategies Emerging Topics Learning Systems Management

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): We Lost A Good One Folks.Well Miss You Philip

Mark Oehlert

» October 09, 2007 We Lost A Good One Folks.Well Miss You Philip Philip Dodds , Chief Architect of SCORM and ADL (and so many more important things), died this Saturday. We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Croquet Virtual World Demo | Main |.and and were back.

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QuoDeck - Untitled Article


SCORM was developed by ADL, an US Government initiative. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative) developed SCORM in the 90s to solve interoperability issued for Computer Based Training (CBT) across multiple delivery systems. By Venkataraman Ananthakrishnan , Head- Online and Global Business at QuoDeck. What is SCORM? SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model) is a standardized technical specification for eLearning content.

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How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part II

Upside Learning

Ask yourself the following: - Business need – Do you need to increase the speed of uptake and/or ease of access of training by your target audience? ADL Mobile Learning – a useful reference guide. ADL has is working on a great mobile learning reference guide.

What is the AICC Standard and How is it Relevant to My eLearning Plan?


When the AICC disbanded, they transferred the CMI-5 project to the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative to ensure continued access to all of your training content. The AICC is dissolved, but having an LMS that supports AICC is still crucial.

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Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

Rewind briefly to a day in 2010, when the dew was still fresh and early morning sun filled the meeting room at Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL). Fortunately, the ADL effort wasn’t a total loss. It is meant to support diverse needs in dynamic business environments.

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SCORM Cloud vs Learning Management System comparison


Use an ADL-conformant Learning Record Store (LRS)+. Course library: On-demand online employee training videos covering every business training topic. The quality of the content determines the success of your virtual training programs.

Two Years of xAPI


The post written for ADL was pretty matter-of-fact. Starting with John Delano of Saltbox talking about using xAPI as a means to speak the language of business , and with more than a dozen presentations, we’ll be sharing them all over the next month.

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Tin Can: My First impressions from mLearnCon 2012

Upside Learning

I attended a session by Aaron Silvers, Community Manager at Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL). ADL) who would take up responsibility of having an LRS for each person? From a business perspective – how will companies create a standard environment around this?

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xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

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. I worked with ADL from 2003-2006 and participated in the Technical Working Group afterwards.

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What You Missed at TRYxAPI – ATD ICE


Our discussions featured Trish Uhl , Russell Duhon , Duncan Welder , Phil and Nick Stephenson , Lizelle van den Berg , Ian Gibson , Damon Regan of ADL with participation by many more. Riptide Software hosted a fantastic event on Saturday for the launch of TRYxAPI.com.

The Role of xAPI in Creating Powerful Learning Experiences for the Modern Workforce

Origin Learning

It was originally a research project that was awarded to Rustici Software by ADL. It was originally a research project that was awarded to Rustici Software by ADL. eLearning as a training medium to foster learning at the workplace has been in existence for over two decades now.

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Slow Cooking – Our First Year of MakingBetter


Such, we’ve learned, is starting a business helping people, businesses and industries make something better for themselves and each other. Building the business throughout the year created something more than what we started cooking.

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


While many eLearning vendors still support AICC, the standard is usually a legacy of older platforms and businesses. Pitched as the “true next generation of SCORM”, ADL have taken over the cmi5 specification (which suggests it will evolve!).


6 Tips to Select the Right Online Compliance Training Provider

CommLab India

Well-versed in Adult Learning (ADL), Instructional Design (ID) Principles. The company you wish to outsource your compliance training requirement to must have strong command on Adult Learning (ADL) and Instructional Design (ID) principles.

eFront Wins Learning Technology Award


Based on a coherent approach to human capital management which keeps the workforce actively engaged, the eFront Enterprise platform offers the means of aligning learning programs with business goals to cultivate employee skills and knowledge associated with business performance.

The ongoing work of learning standards


The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative of the Department of Defense finally had enough. The ADL provided compliance testing, so that content and systems could be validated for interoperability. And we want to know whether or how well someone did for critical business skills.

Stats Show Mobile Learning Gaining Ground

Training Industry

But, several businesses are also embracing the technology as IT standards are changing to handle trends such as “BYOD” (bring your own device). The following article is an excellent resource for those looking at mobile learning: Mobile Learning Handbook This ADL Mobile Learning Handbook is a compilation of mobile learning resources.

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A SCORM-Certified LMS Helps Companies Score


Nonprofits, associations, multinationals, and businesses all rely on learning management systems (LMSs) to ensure peaceful, organized, effective operations. Today, businesses, associations and government programs all view a SCORM certification as a mark of eLearning excellence.

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Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

Audio Distribution License (ADL) – This is the license that permits audio distribution and is the type of license required for e-learning in business and education. The voice vendors have fixed the rate for an ADL license to be around 1/3 – 2/3 of the price of the equivalent voice talent ($1200/hour), depending on the TTS voice quality. Acapela also offers a model like this for unrestricted ADL.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman about Learning on Demand: Part One

Kapp Notes

Traditional ‘interactive designs’ are essentially ‘trapped’ experiences disconnected from the day to day evolution of a business. Project TinCan otherwise known as the ADL ‘Experience API’ is the first standard that allows for this.

Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM

Tony Karrer

There are a bunch of other standards by ADL (who is responsible for SCORM ), IMS , IEEE LTSC including CORDRAâ„¢ , LOM , Meta-data , etc. However, as Pierre pointed out in the comments (and I've edited the text here based on his comments - thanks Pierre) - ADL's SCORM really incorporates what we need from these other standards and thus we've not needed to spend effort going into these standards separately.

5 Ways Tin Can API Revolutionizes eLearning

Bottom-Line Performance

ADL commissioned Rustici Software to develop the specification, which looks to supplant SCORM as the go-to eLearning spec of the 2010′s…and then some. We need to know how the business benefited and how you performed at your job as a result of what you learned.

What is SCORM?

Origin Learning

For businesses that use some or the other form of e-learning, SCORM is an excellent investment because it is not only more cost effective, but also because it allows for faster course development. The following business benefits are notable –.


The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

This valuable business data can be harnessed to reach mobile learners and increase business training and academic programs. ADL Mobile Learning Handbook. Guest post by Marie S. Lewandowski. Marie is a Sr.

Test SCORM Courses with an LMS

Tony Karrer

The client's staff is too busy to run a series of tests and they have no patience for problems. Here are some ideas - SCORM Test Suite One of the best things about SCORM (ADL's Sharable Content Reference Model) is that it is pretty easy to test and diagnose problems. My first piece of advice for anyone developing a course is to make sure it runs with the ADL's test suite because that gives you cover in case there are issues.


SCORM vs Tin Can API: The difference between compact discs and iTunes


1999: Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) – The US Department of Defence founded Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL Initiative) with the goal to improve the access and delivery of training to military forces.

Elearning applications


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Learning Ecosystems: How to add data sources & iterate [Guide]


Your ecosystem also might be integrated with the sales CRM and the organization’s data warehouse for business KPI data. Last week, Tim Dickinson explained how to create a strategy for your modern learning ecosystem.

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