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. Now the long version. 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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Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. Many mobile-compatible LMS’s are overcoming this by creating native application versions of their LMS interface. First you will want to create a free account on ADL’s sample Learning Record Store (LRS).

Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


version of the Tin Can API. 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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How To Choose A SCORM Compliant LMS For Your e-Learning Content


One of them is that it enables reuse of course content, and that helps to improve the effectiveness of training. On the other hand, SCORM certified LMS ensures that a specific product under discussion gets certified by SCORM governing body, ADL. Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay.


Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

But that does not mean xAPI is a next-generation version of SCORM (aka Sharable Content Object Reference Model ). 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).


The Community Responds


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

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

Origin Learning

The earlier version of these standards was designed for course content delivered via CD-ROMs. Over the years, SCORM has seen various improvements and version updates. It was originally a research project that was awarded to Rustici Software by ADL.

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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).


Why SCORM 2004 failed & what that means for Tin Can


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].


Tin Can API, the evolution of SCORM


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.


Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning


Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users. to version 3.6.6

Elearning applications


Traditional instructor led training is expensive and, in some cases, difficult to track its effectiveness. to version 3.6.6

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. If you are interested in an expanded version of the information from above, see the book below.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms


It is a guideline for building effective training and performance support tools in five phases. HTML5 is the latest version of the HTML (Hyper-Text Markup Language) standard. eLearning can be a needlessly complicated subject.

What is SCORM & Decoding Its Importance For eLearning


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.



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.


Day 3. Getting SCORM content into your LMS


This will typically be ADL SCORM. Schemaversion: This tells us which version of the SCORM specification the course is compliant with. In this example, the relevant version is 1.2 Items: These are effectively the modules for your SCORM.


e-Learning Glossaries


It is important that e-Learning professionals, researchers, experts, and learners have a common basis in order to communicate effectively. ► September (1) 5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront ► August (2) From version 3.6 to version 3.6.6 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.

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.

Building an advanced eFront theme using CSS3 elements


Before CSS3 we would need to work with images or javascript to produce a round box effect. Actually, there are dozens of wide spread techniques to produce the round corner effect (for example, check [link] ) – which by its turn is a clear signal that there is no perfect solution.

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013


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). Video production has become easy and cost effective.

Course-instances on eFront 3.6.3


We anticipate that the transition will be completed on the next few incremental versions. Previously you had to create 4 different courses to achieve this effect. ► September (1) 5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront ► August (2) From version 3.6

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.

Facebook for e-Learning


Some of them are your learners and they know how to use Facebook effectively! ► September (1) 5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront ► August (2) From version 3.6 to version 3.6.6

Free e-Learning books


> Resources Down-and-dirty Guidelines for Effective Discussions in Online Courses Joanna C. Dunlap Improving the Odds of Effective Collaborative Work in Online Courses Joanna C. to version 3.6.6

Standard Options Apply


Over a year past its release as Version 1.0, It’s near impossible to to effectively manage an international standardization process that restricts scope at the document level. International adopters, outside of NATO allies, are not able to work on this through ADL for obvious reasons, but they have come (and will come) to IEEE, and all sectors of adoption are welcome to work together there.

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

Experience API

For privacy reasons, a hashed version of the email address can also be used. Answer: There’s four different Open Source LRSs that I’m aware of: Learning Locker , ADL LRS , lxHive and TinMan. Can Experience API be used with the LRS to record the effectiveness of the different learning paths in terms of the workplace application of the knowledge, skills or behaviours? xAPI can absolutely be used to measure the effectiveness of different learning paths. ADL LRS.

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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.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

MinuteBio , June 12, 2010 Yesterday I attended a SCORM webinar provided by Advance Distributed Learning (ADL). If you do not know the ADL, they are a part of the U.S. Top five tips for creating effective interactions - Spicy Learning , June 14, 2010 Interactions pose a dilemma to all instructional designers. While they can be fun, visually exciting and effective, they can also require a lot of development and be difficult to create. Best of eLearning Learning.

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