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. Back in 2000, JavaScript was the only programming language used to create training content in web page format. Fortunately, the ADL effort wasn’t a total loss.

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Learning Record Store (LRS) Guide: Basics You Need to Know

KnowledgeAnywhere

There is an urgent need to seek effective ways to collect data about learner performance and utilize it to enhance eLearning experiences for both educators and learners. This is because you can capture any data on any learning experience regardless of where and in what format it takes place.

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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. The story also depicts how employees’ performance and training results are measured beside others’ results, to take more effective decisions about training. The complete list is here: [link].

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. The retail market can provide implementation guidance, as learners will expect offerings in a mobile format, either as a compliment to existing training or as the main delivery format. ADL Mobile Learning Handbook. Design navigation into the user interface, and use a common format users recognize. Guest post by Marie S. Lewandowski.

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

LearnUpon

Defining clear objectives also helps to assess the effectiveness of a course after its completion. Although considering responsiveness requires extra planning and production time, it also means you won’t need to produce the same course in multiple formats for different devices. SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model): A set of standards developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) and applied when developing LMS content.

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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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.&# The lesson, presented in both formats, was about the attributes of a sustainable “green&# house.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

or IMS Common Cartridge formats or as simple self-contained web pages. Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users. eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. The answer is simple.

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. The story also depicts how employees’ performance and training results are measured beside others’ results, to take more effective decisions about training.

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 playing games can boost the formation of new memories. For many years, instructional designers have been creating eLearning content in a format that is suitable for a single size screen. How using templates can increase your effectiveness. How to write effective RFPs.

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. Formatting question pages as desired. Branching and navigational features are an integral part of an effective interactive and user-friendly online course. Videos are effective in engaging learners and communicating information quickly and easily.

mLearning Feature Sets: Possibilities Wide & Deep

mLearning Trends

As discussed recently with Judy Brown , ADL's mobile learning expert and industry Mobile Maven, the concepts underlying mobile learning run wide and deep. Indeed, knowledge workers can learn new things and acquire new skills leveraging properly designed and formatted content on a supported mobile device.

Guardian of the Coast

CLO Magazine

All of these workers require training to do their jobs effectively, but it hasn’t always been equally distributed. “We’ve Following the events, the Coast Guard approved a two-year project to review all tasks necessary to effectively assess vessel safety and compliance, and to work with industry to develop more robust training programs. The data is captured in a consistent format, regardless of where and how the learning took place, making it easy to organize and analyze.

Standard Options Apply

MakingBetter

xAPI ” will have its own project number (1484.xx) and it would look like this: 1484.xx.a – A standard for the Data Model would describe how xAPI statements are formatted. This would remove the need to necessarily use the Statement API or have a Learning Record Store to store data in statement format. It’s near impossible to to effectively manage an international standardization process that restricts scope at the document level.

Getting SCORM Content into your LMS

LearnUpon

When you export your course to a SCORM format, two important things occur: 1. As the imsmanifest.xml name suggests, the file is in XML format. This will typically be ADL SCORM. Items: These are effectively the modules for your SCORM. Creating and exporting a great SCORM compliant course with an authoring tool is one skill. But adding it to your LMS is another.

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The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

Skillfully blending these elements together will ultimately give you the most effective training and the best results for your company. The use of interactive multimedia, if well done, can make the instruction much more interesting and effective. Also, remember that training, regardless of how well it is designed, is not effective unless the employees are properly motivated to take it. This solution could result in more effective training at less expense.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). Advanced Distributed Learning is an initiative established by the US Department of Defense, aiming to make the delivery of online training consistent across content formats, technologies, and organizations. Three popular eLearning formats rely on Flash technology: SCORM, xAPI (Tin Can), and video.

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

They help us make learning more engaging and effective and ultimately help learners succeed. Tin Can API is a new and evolving learning technology specification (from ADL – the SCORM people). They are one of the best mediums for effective learning simply because they offer better engagement. They are going to evolve from the simple formats available today to more complex and interactive ones that make learning still more engaging.

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

LearnUpon

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. A predecessor to SCORM, AICC was difficult to work with and many steps were required to get content in the format running in an LMS. One benefit of a cloud LMS is that it’s quicker and more cost-effective to install than self-hosted learning solutions.

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

Experience API

Answer: There’s four different Open Source LRSs that I’m aware of: Learning Locker , ADL LRS , lxHive and TinMan. Good reasons to track informal data include: To gain an understanding of preferences and usage, including what types of content are being accessed the most, how long people are spending with that content, what format that content is in, etc. xAPI can absolutely be used to measure the effectiveness of different learning paths. ADL LRS.

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Day 3. Getting SCORM content into your LMS

LearnUpon

When you export your course to a SCORM format, two important things happen: Your authoring tool creates a SCORM zip file. As the imsmanifest.xml name suggests, the file is in XML format. This will typically be ADL SCORM. Items: These are effectively the modules for your SCORM. With the first and second days of our SCORM series complete, we’re ready to dig into the good stuff.

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TOP 11 DISRUPTIVE E-LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES FOR 2013

Learnnovators

They help us make learning more engaging and effective and ultimately help learners succeed. Tin Can API is a new and evolving learning technology specification (from ADL – the SCORM people). They are one of the best mediums for effective learning simply because they offer better engagement. They are going to evolve from the simple formats available today to more complex and interactive ones that make learning still more engaging.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Sometimes that means using technology solutions, where I need to know both what technology will be effective and how to implement it. ISD isnt going to prevent dental cavities or eliminate crabgrass, but it can (not will) help people acquire new skills and knowledge more quickly and more effectively than rote memorization, lecture, read-for-understanding, and my favorite strawman, seelou training. ("See We can talk about the training-wheel versus guard-rail effect.)

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms

LearnUpon

It is a guideline for building effective training and performance support tools in five phases. The Graphics Interchange Format developed by software writer Steve Wilhite while working for CompuServe in 1987 (who pronounces it jif). eLearning can be a needlessly complicated subject. As mentioned in a previous post , buzzwords and acronyms are frequently used.