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

LearnUpon

Funnily enough, Tin Can (xAPI) , which we’ll examine next, adopts a similar approach to AICC regarding the HACP and, as a result, can track data across domains, or indeed, almost anywhere. eLearning now: Tin Can (xAPI). only the second version in its history) is still the specification commonly implemented with authoring tools and learning management systems. I’ll begin with the Tin Can API, also known as xAPI, officially released as version 1.0

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Semantic Interoperability

Experience API

Because without semantic interoperability, the Experience API (xAPI) has a limited future. For us, semantic interoperability in xAPI will be achieved when there is a generally accepted information model. There’s a strong possibility that collaborative work between ADL and IMS could help a great deal. xAPI, on the other hand, is fundamentally a communication protocol applied as a specification for elearning. We think ADL could assert an information model.

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Real (e)Learning Heroes

Clark Quinn

Several other initiatives include IEEE (which is pretty much the US based effort on electric and electronic technology standards to the international stage), and the IMS efforts from academia. The Department of Defense’s ADL initiative decided upon a version, to move things forward, and thus was born SCORM. And if not, there’s always the ADL to wield the ‘800 lb gorilla’ argument.

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Semantic Interoperability

Experience API

Because without semantic interoperability, the Experience API (xAPI) has a limited future. For us, semantic interoperability in xAPI will be achieved when there is a generally accepted information model. There’s a strong possibility that collaborative work between ADL and IMS could help a great deal. xAPI, on the other hand, is fundamentally a communication protocol applied as a specification for elearning. We think ADL could assert an information model.

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SCORM vs. LTI: what’s the difference?

Rustici Software

If you’ve been familiar with Rustici Software for a long time, you’ll know we’ve helped people for a long time with SCORM and xAPI. It stands for Learning Tools Interoperability and it is a standard created by the IMS Global Learning Consortium. SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model and it was developed, and is now managed, by Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) to support the Department of Defense.

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The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

If you need to create materials from scratch (rather than the upload of pre-existing materials such as documents, video, audio, SCORM or xAPI), you should choose an LMS and an authoring tool or an LCMS. LETSI is a new organization with worldwide sponsorship to whom ADL will be handing over stewardship of SCORM. A Learning Record Store is a data storage system that serves as a repository for learning records necessary for using xAPI statements.