Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


How do you look at the possibilities of using Experience API in the ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’ age of tomorrow? As we look at the Internet of Things and the Quantified Self, that trend is only going to increase, thus enabling us to track more and more learning experiences. The ADL vision is actually looking this far out in the future. ADL placed a lot of trust in Rustici Software in awarding the BAA research grant to define the Experience API.

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Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

One of the big challenges is that you can’t always depend on mobile devices having continuous internet connection. We did not create this, it is a proof of concept created by Advanced Distributed Learning ( ADL ) and made freely available.

Real (e)Learning Heroes

Clark Quinn

The Department of Defense’s ADL initiative decided upon a version, to move things forward, and thus was born SCORM. As a better example, look how the WWW standard on top of the internet standards has enabled things like, well, this blog!

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Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

Anthony is an independent xAPI evangelist and Instructional Developer for the Internet of Things. 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).

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

Origin Learning

In 1998, as web-based eLearning began to find favor the standards were expanded to include Internet-Based / Web-Based Training. It was originally a research project that was awarded to Rustici Software by ADL. No Internet? It does not require 24/7 Internet connectivity.

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Experience (Tin Can) API: What to Expect from Your LMS Provider

Bottom-Line Performance

ADL, or Advanced Distributive Learning , is the government agency behind the spec. Activities must have a constant internet connection to be recorded. These are currently stand-alone products, but ADL predicts they will eventually be integrated right into LMS’s. Tin Can.

The ongoing work of learning standards


Consider the internet; developments on top of the TCP/IP protocol like SMTP and HTML allowed a variety of tools to work together to bring us email and the world wide web. The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative of the Department of Defense finally had enough.

SCORM vs. Tin Can (xAPI): which is right for your LMS?

Academy of Mine

No LMS or internet browser required. FUN FACT: The first SCORM content standard version was developed in the 1990s by the Office of the United States Secretary of Defense via the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative to increase educational opportunities between branches of the U.S.


Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning


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.

Building the Next Generation of SCORM

Integrated Learnings

There have been a lot of changes in internet technology over those years, as well as, many changes in how professional learning is administered and tracked. Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) is leading the effort for the next generation of SCORM. by Jonathan Shoaf. Last Thursday was the kick off of project Tin Can. While project Tin Can has been championed by Rustici software for years now, it is speeding up activity to produce a 1.0


5 Ways Tin Can API Revolutionizes eLearning

Bottom-Line Performance

ADL commissioned Rustici Software to develop the specification, which looks to supplant SCORM as the go-to eLearning spec of the 2010′s…and then some. Do these sound familiar? “Brian watches a tutorial on how to fix a problem in Photoshop.”

What is Tin Can?


ADL (the keepers of SCORM) is the steward of this new specification aka “the next generation of SCORM.”. Tin Can API however allows so much more: report multiple scores; detailed test results; solid security; no LMS required; no internet browser required; keep complete control over your content; no cross-domain limitation; use mobile apps for learning; platform transition (i.e.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning


CourseLab CourseLab is a powerful, yet easy-to-use, e-learning authoring tool that offers programming-free WYSIWYG environment for creating high-quality interactive e-learning content which can be published on the Internet, Learning Management Systems (LMS), CD-ROMS and other devices.

Mlearn conference Day 1

Challenge to Learn

Judy brings out a weekly newsletter (for the ADL) on mobile developments. Unfortunately the internet connection failed, but more important, the audience had little knowledge of TinCan and had tons of basic questions. I will blog from the Mlearncon in San Jose over the next three days.

At last: AICC and SCORM elucidated!

Learning Rocks

If only the introduction to SCORM in the ADL documentation was as clear, or that the tiresome series I read last year in one of the print journals that laboured the idea that SCORM was internet dating for lonely hearts learning (or something) had simply never been written.


At last: AICC and SCORM elucidated!

Learning Rocks

If only the introduction to SCORM in the ADL documentation was as clear, or that the tiresome series I read last year in one of the print journals that laboured the idea that SCORM was internet dating for lonely hearts learning (or something) had simply never been written.


The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms


The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is the foundation of communicating data over the internet. eLearning can be a needlessly complicated subject. As mentioned in a previous post , buzzwords and acronyms are frequently used.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). Although eLearning is based on formalized learning, it’s provided through electronic devices such as computers, tablets and even cellular phones that are connected to the internet. HTTP is the foundation of communicating data over the internet.

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013


There are a number of highly popular mashups available on the Internet today, including ones that cater to learning and education. Tin Can API is a new and evolving learning technology specification (from ADL – the SCORM people).

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2


LETSI is a new organization with worldwide sponsorship to whom ADL will be handing over stewardship of SCORM. PNG was created as an improved, non-patented replacement for Graphics Interchange Format (GIF), and is the most widely used lossless image compression format on the Internet.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

CourseLab - E-learning authoring tool that offers programming-free WYSIWYG environment for creating very nice interactive e-learning content which can be published on the Internet, Learning Management Systems (LMS), ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED. Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software&#.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


Take advantage of the opportunity to share any screen content or application over the Internet in true color quality with up to 10 participants simultaneously, while still sitting at your desk. Trying again to respond via firefox browser - seem to have difficulties with internet explorer.

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


Any form of learning conducted on a computer and usually over the internet. SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model): A set of standards developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) and applied when developing LMS content.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


We hope you enjoy and share with your friends this new concept of legally download internet pictures, and not to mention, that from time to time you purchase some of our products or make the donation that you think is fair, for us to continue maintaining this web alive.

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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. Answer: The original version of Experience API was developed by Rustici Software as part of a research project commissioned by ADL. This was later officially named ‘Experience API’ by ADL, but by that point there had been so much excitement and even early adoption of Experience API that the name stuck and we ended up with two names for exactly the same thing.

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AG08 - Day 2 - Summary

eLearning Weekly

It was John Patrick discussing the Future of the Internet. Rovy Branon from the ADL Co-Lab was brave enough to field some questions, but unfortunately there aren’t any big answers on the horizon. Another successful day, but I’m so worn out! I’m ready for a 24-hour hibernation… This morning’s keynote was great. He didn’t necessarily apply the keynote much to eLearning, but it was very interesting and thought-provoking.

Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

eLearning 24-7

One of the most interesting items which presents to me an unknown variable is CMI-5, a compliance standard (formally with AICC) now headed up by ADL. The next day, Fred comes back into the office and is now re-connected with the internet. “Almost all of the many predictions now being made about 1996 hinge on the Internet’s continuing exponential growth. But I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse.”

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. Getting strategic - Learnlets , June 28, 2010 Was on a call with my Internet Time Alliance colleagues, and we were talking about how to help organizations make the transition from delivering courses to supporting the full performance ecosystem. Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010.

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eLearning Cyclops: Signs of Being in e-Learning Hell #eLearningHell

eLearning Cyclops

" Me: "Is the internet plugged in?" It was the very same Sequencing and Navigation content examples that I had authored for ADL, and while they didn't work, they assured me that I was reading the instructions wrong that described the expected experience -- the same instructions that I, in fact, helped write when I developed the content. Kevin, I am going to use “Is the internet plugged in?” eLearning Cyclops.

Knowledge & Learning in the News - 4/16/05

Big Dog, Little Dog

s iPod say they have downloaded podcast programs from the Internet, the Pew Internet and American Life Project found. as the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Institute for Electric Commerce (KIEC) for a business partnership, according to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE) Thursday Knowledge management: Designing Knowledge-based Organization.

AG08 Day 2

eLearning Development

I do want to highlight one thing John said - America’s large telephone companies are the biggest threat to the Internet. Bottom line, SCORM is moving from an ADL standard to an IEEE standard, which should help improve the standard and make updates faster and more reliable. I’m a little more rested today, and only slightly lagging from the time zone shift. I started off again with a Breakfast Byte, this time on Decision Support strategies present by Janet Emery.


Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

CourseLab – ADL SCORM certified, no less. a temp one or one that disappears) or create a new internet email address with the intention you never are going to use it, b) create a fictional phone number. As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

This group includes folks from the ADL, IBM, Sun, etc. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED. Courses that can be seen on your HDTV via a connection from your computer, which is capable via Blu-Ray, some game players, internet TV, TV tuners (and considered by many as truly the next evolution of television, uh not the course part that is) – YES. The end of the year is here, okay in just a few short weeks, but for those on vacation, the festivities have already began.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

There are essentially three camps in my organization (1) the parent agency, that favors one of the big LMS products (2) the small army of novices driving the ADL boat (3) the HRMS folks. (2) Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, June 26, 2009 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Richard Nantel of Brandon Hall recently posted about average LMS prices. A ‘low-cost’ LMS starts at an average of $58K.