Responding to recent ADL funding news

Experience API

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last couple of weeks learning about some things that are happening with ADL (the governing body for SCORM and closest thing we currently have to a single steward for xAPI right now). Some funding things happened at ADL, but ADL will continue to do work on xAPI and with the xAPI community. ADL’s funding has been reduced substantially in the short-term. I think ADL’s done a great job of this over time.

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Top E-learning Authoring Tools to Create Interactive Training Courses – Rapid E-Learning for Effective Training

G-Cube

So, it is crucial for organizations to select the right kind of tool which improves the overall effectiveness of the training program. The use of the right authoring tool boost engagement with uniquely designed e-courses and overall effectiveness of training.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. We did not create this, it is a proof of concept created by Advanced Distributed Learning ( ADL ) and made freely available. To see the results after you install it and test it, use the ADL Statement Viewer.

Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

We can then look at whether their chosen path is effective for them (perhaps they are misguided about how they learn best). The ADL vision is actually looking this far out in the future. Being part of the DoD, ADL is considering how to provide soldiers on the battlefield with the information they need at the precise moment of need, thus increasing their performance in the field and saving lives.

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Conversion from Flash Based Technologies with the DOD

Adobe Captivate

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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 ADL will launch it in June. This will take some time, so there will not be an effect on the learning activities in the short term. But this effect will be visible in 2013.

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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). And although that difference may seem like subtle semantics, it can have a huge effect on reporting.

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SCORM Cloud vs Learning Management System comparison

Paradiso

Use an ADL-conformant Learning Record Store (LRS)+. Paradiso LMS delivers effective blended learning that focuses primarily on the process of learning. The quality of the content determines the success of your virtual training programs.

Tin Can: My First impressions from mLearnCon 2012

Upside Learning

I attended a session by Aaron Silvers, Community Manager at Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL). In effect, Tin Can has been designed with a grand vision of creating a world where no learning is ever lost and a record of the learning persists throughout.

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The Community Responds

MakingBetter

A separation of the Data Model (statement structure and its components) from the Data Binding (JSON), effectively making it possible to work with XML, or other bindings, as an alternative. The current specification group in ADL is a logical group to do the splitting of the specification as it exists today, rather than IEEE which has less representation of the people who developed and have implemented Version 1.0

A Glance Back at xAPI; A Look Ahead at Data Ownership

MakingBetter

There’s a group hosted by ADL that is working towards this. But if organizations can’t access their data directly, they can’t do this effectively. The tl;dr : Like hardware, w hen it comes to data, if you can’t open it, you don’t own it.

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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. The LRS enables the tracking part of the learning experience and is the very basis of the xAPI system to work effectively.

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Reflections on DevLearn’s xAPI Hyperdrive

MakingBetter

Tim Chudy of Rustici Software delivered a great presentation showcasing what Catholic Relief Services is doing with their Watershed LRS to improve the effectiveness of their relief efforts in disaster-stricken parts of the world.

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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.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

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.

Using Fantasy in Instructional #Games

Kapp Notes

I am often asked if an instructional or training game should be “realistic” or can the game have “fantasy” elements and still be an effective learning tool. Retrieved January 16, 2013 from ADL Web Site.

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#DevLearn retrospective: Start dreaming about the future of eLearning

Challenge to Learn

The guy sitting on the left is Aron Silvers from ADL. We will to do more like organizing a series of webinars to discuss the effect of TinCan for eLearning development and open up a community. This year more than ever DevLearn addressed the future of eLearning.

Why SCORM 2004 failed & what that means for Tin Can

eFront

Sign #3: ADL itself heavily supports Tin Can as the successor of SCORM.[4]. This meant that you could do some effective reporting on questions and the distribution of answers. This was a side-effect of high complexity. Nothing is perfect though as ADL admits [5].

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A SCORM-Certified LMS Helps Companies Score

TOPYX LMS

Nonprofits, associations, multinationals, and businesses all rely on learning management systems (LMSs) to ensure peaceful, organized, effective operations.

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

Kapp Notes

KK: 2) Also, you write that the accessibility of information on demand overshadows ‘interactive design’ for creating effective web-based instruction, as someone very interested in interactive design, I am curious as what you mean by that statement.

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.

What are SCORM and AICC, By the Way?

CommLab India

This model was developed as part of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative to address the interoperability, reusability, and durability challenges of online learning courses of the United States Department of Defense (DoD).

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Singapore Learning Symposium Resources #SLS2013

Kapp Notes

2011) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. A Meta-Analysis of the Cognitive and Motivational Effects of Serious Games. Here are the links and resources from my presentation at the Singapore Learning Symposium.

Got SCORM?

ICS Learning

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. The SCORM specification, developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL – [link] is a set of rules that learning management systems (LMS) and learning content follow in order to be compatible with each other.

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Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.

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

ProProfs

The bottom line is that Tin Can can only help you measure the effects of your course better than SCORM did. Whether your course-content is actually effective will solely depend on you. 2012: Tin Can API – ADL and Rustici Software release version.9

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.

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The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

However, universal design principles provide the most effective way to reach diverse learner demographics and needs. ADL Mobile Learning Handbook. Guest post by Marie S. Lewandowski. Marie is a Sr. Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer.

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

If it does not, then it is of little use to the firm as you cannot develop effective online courses using it. The use of audio plays an important role in the effectiveness of the online course. Videos are effective in engaging learners and communicating information quickly and easily.

Some Shortcomings Around Game/Simulation Research

Kapp Notes

Please, we’ve done comparative research studies for decades and always found the same result, well designed instruction, no matter what the medium is effective. Also, another interesting aspect is how the studies decide what is “effective instruction.&# Another shortcoming is that to do effective research, one must isolate variables and hold certain things constant so that valid conclusions can be drawn.

Tin Can API, the evolution of SCORM

Paradiso

Originally developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), an initiative of the Unite States Department of Defense, SCORM was designed to standardize and modernize their training courses.

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Mlearn conference Day 1

Challenge to Learn

Judy brings out a weekly newsletter (for the ADL) on mobile developments. People will have to do things different in order to be more effective. I will blog from the Mlearncon in San Jose over the next three days. I have really enjoyed my first day.

Elearning applications

eFront

Traditional instructor led training is expensive and, in some cases, difficult to track its effectiveness.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Games deliver lots of actionable data to measure effectiveness, both individually and through group learning, showing gaps and areas to optimize for a continuous cycle of improvement. How using templates can increase your effectiveness. How to write effective RFPs.

What is SCORM & Decoding Its Importance For eLearning

ProProfs

Basically, SCORM cover two things: content packaging and effective data exchange. They came up with the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) and created the SCORM.

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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. eLearning can be a needlessly complicated subject. As mentioned in a previous post , buzzwords and acronyms are frequently used.

e-Learning Glossaries

eFront

It is important that e-Learning professionals, researchers, experts, and learners have a common basis in order to communicate effectively. News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/05/2010 e-Learning Glossaries Think about e-Learning. e-Learning applications and processes are constantly changing and evolving, and the e-Learning community has members all over the world.