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Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

No offense here, but doing just a clip here or there doesn’t make it interactive. Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. Updated Content Authoring Tool Directory.

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer. Starting with a solid, well thought out course design process, can bring the freedom and creativity to integrate many tools that combine the traditional distance learning environment with social networking, interactivity, multimedia, gamification and skill based learning for all learners. Mobile eLearning opens a treasure chest of capturing micro learning reinforcement opportunities.

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Difference between SCORM and AICC; benefits

Wizcabin

Admittedly, there are several authoring tools out there that one can use to design and develop e-learning courses. Most of these tools can be used to create and publish courses that are SCORM or AICC compliant. Furthermore, SCORM doesn’t work offline like some other standards.

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SCORM Compliance and LMS: What Does It Mean to be ‘SCORM-Compliant’?

eLearningMind

According to the DoD Strategic Plan for ADL Initiative created in 1999, the DoD’s vision was to. DoD Strategic Plan for ADL Initiative, 1999, p. Put simply, SCORM makes it possible for different brands of LMS platforms to run programs created from different authoring tools.

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SCORM Compliance and LMS: What Does It Mean to be ‘SCORM-Compliant’?

eLearningMind

According to the DoD Strategic Plan for ADL Initiative created in 1999, the DoD’s vision was to. DoD Strategic Plan for ADL Initiative, 1999, p. Put simply, SCORM makes it possible for different brands of LMS platforms to run programs created from different authoring tools.

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What is Tin Can?

eFront

The Tin Can API is a brand new learning technology specification that opens up an entire world of experiences (online and offline). Mobile learning, simulations, virtual worlds, serious games, real-world activities, experiential learning, social learning, offline learning, and collaborative learning are just some of the things that can now be recognized and communicated well with the Tin Can API. eLearning Learning Tools SCORM Tin Can API tincan

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

LearnUpon

eLearning is full of specialist terms and acronyms that aren’t always clearly defined. Even if you’ve been working in eLearning for years, you can still be stumped by a three letter acronym of uncertain meaning. Here are the eLearning terms you really need to know, from A-L. eLearning content developers and instructional designers should aim to make courses clear, easy to understand, and simple to use. And that’s just part one of our glossary of eLearning terms.

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

LearnUpon

Last week, we decoded tongue-twisting eLearning terms from A-L. 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. Online learning: Often used interchangeably with eLearning and web-based training. Moodle is an example of open source software that’s used widely in specific kinds of eLearning environments, like universities. Success elearning

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

Origin Learning

eLearning as a training medium to foster learning at the workplace has been in existence for over two decades now. From early adopters who used archaic systems to set up a lesson that could be shared on one computer with an instructor to guide employees, to modern workplace learning that’s focused on xAPI -enabled mobile learning; eLearning at the workplace has traveled a long way. AICC and SCORM – The Core Standards of eLearning. Get Ready for the Future of eLearning.

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TIN CAN API & THE FUTURE OF E-LEARNING

Learnnovators

Here is a quick re-cap on this learning standard, before we take a closer look at some of the use cases: Experience API is a new (and evolving) e-learning specification that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of learning experiences a person goes through (both online and offline). 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.

What is SCORM? xAPI? TinCan? AICC? A review of the LMS acronyms

Ed App

In this article, we’ll take deeper dive into the differences between three very popular eLearning standards. For some reason most eLearning standards have developed with acronyms, so even establishing exactly what you’re talking about can be a challenge. The AICC standard is one of the earliest eLearning standards. Lessening Support from eLearning Developers and authoring tools. Read-write Interactions: SCORM 1.2 Authoring Tool Support.

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Tin Can API, the evolution of SCORM

Paradiso

Tin Can API , also known as Experience API or xAPI, is generally considered to be the successor to SCORM , and expands the ability of the organizations that use it to gather data about the experiences, both offline and online, experiences that are quantifiable, trackable and shareable. 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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TinCan Demystified

eFront

If you are somewhat interested in eLearning and unless you have been living on a deserted island for the last year you probably have already heard about the TinCan project. The standard is developed by the company RUSTICI but ADL is still the steward of the specification, just like SCORM. You collect messages in the form of JSON statements about what your learners are achieving while learning or playing or interacting with other people.

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. Terminology can feel like buzzwords and jargon to the amateur but many are essential knowledge for the eLearning professional. Here at LearnUpon, we’re all about helping businesses better understand eLearning so they can get better results from their training. That’s why we’ve compiled this eLearning glossary. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning).

The What, How and Why of xAPI in Corporate Learning

WhatFix

who serves as the Director of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, aptly put it ‘xAPI helps us put the puzzle together’. Every click, comment, learning interaction and activity is automatically recorded; whenever and wherever they happen. .

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. Does data show learners are actually using the tracking tools? Answer: This depends on the type of learning tools used. Our eLearning courses include activities and testing that are tracked by Watershed. Since a lot of informal learning happens on the job or with interactions with coaches, mentors, peers, etc., xAPI Tools. ADL LRS.

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The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

In part 1 of this list, we worked through the most important eLearning related acronyms that you are likely to come across. By scheduling sessions, inviting learners and reporting on attendance and participation an instructor can incorporate classroom or webinar sessions into an eLearning course that may contain other on-demand content ( blended learning ). JITT relies on a feedback loop between web-based learning materials and the interactions with an instructor in the classroom.