Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Mike: Early adopters are broken into two categories, traditional e-learning vendors and new market entrants. Traditional vendors are largely adopting at the SCORM parity level and using Tin Can as a better way to track formal training programs. The ADL vision is actually looking this far out in the future. Though very powerful, this could lead to non-standard ways of using the vocabularies, which in turn could lead to inter-operability issues in future.

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Mike: Early adopters are broken into two categories, traditional e-learning vendors and new market entrants. Traditional vendors are largely adopting at the SCORM parity level and using Tin Can as a better way to track formal training programs. The ADL vision is actually looking this far out in the future. Though very powerful, this could lead to non-standard ways of using the vocabularies, which in turn could lead to inter-operability issues in future.

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The ongoing work of learning standards


The problem with committee work is well known; in this case vendors who participated wanted the standard to make it easy for their content to be made compliant. The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative of the Department of Defense finally had enough. The ADL provided compliance testing, so that content and systems could be validated for interoperability. Vendors got on board, and SCORM became a more-or-less viable mechanism.

SCORM and the Whole 2.0 Thing Again.

Mark Oehlert

ve ever met anyone, outside the DOD / ADL who doesn???t And the LMS / LCMS products and vendors engender pure hate at every contact point whether purchaser, content develoeprs, admins or end users. I recently posted about the SCORM 2.0 Call for Papers and how I feel this is a very important moment for SCORM and that I think it would be great if the papers came back with big,hairy audacious goals that really sought to move the industry forward and so forth.


Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. If a RCAT vendor tells you they have been in business for over 10 years, they are somewhat misleading, since WBT courses really didn’t start to hit the mark until 2000 and then you have limited choices on how to build. Sure there are over 100 vendors in this industry and probably 95% you have never heard of and whom have great products that can meet or beat the big players.

This Week in mLearning Podcast – Episode 7 – Project Tin Can

mLearning Revolution

c- President Obama issues a directive to urge major government agencies to focus on the “growing mobile revolution.” 9- ADL has recognized the need for a SCORM that matches today’s technological challenges. Have mLearning vendors recognized that too? 1- Highlights of the week. a- Google has closed its deal to acquire Motorola Mobility. b- Stats about Android activations per day. Relevant figures related to its competitors.

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

Aaron, can you tell me a little bit about your background and how you became involved with ADL? Two months after my layoff, a company called CTC recruited me to work for ADL. I worked with ADL from 2003-2006 and participated in the Technical Working Group afterwards. This work informed the conversations with several current and former ADL friends. Project Tin Can” was the name Rustici Software came up with to describe the work ADL contracted them to do.

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Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

Text-to-Speech Examples In this post, we will look more closely at costs of Text-to-Speech and issues around TTS Voice Licensing and Pricing. The TTS vendors learned two things from the voice-talent pricing model: The price level – Because of their perceived lower voice quality, TTS voices need to be priced much lower than their real counterparts to be an attractive alternative The TTS voice price need to be fixed according to the value of its use to the customer.

Why SCORM 2004 failed & what that means for Tin Can


Sign #3: ADL itself heavily supports Tin Can as the successor of SCORM.[4]. It was a lot of work for LMS vendors to implement and more importantly, it was too complex for many courseware developers to use. The end result was low adoption from vendors and instructional designers. Even when vendors offered support for SCORM 2004 this was handicapped to great extent. Nothing is perfect though as ADL admits [5]. “SCORM 2004 is dying (if not already dead!).”


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


While many eLearning vendors still support AICC, the standard is usually a legacy of older platforms and businesses. As a result, AICC avoids the difficulties caused by the kinds of cross-domain communications issues I described on day four. While it has evolved, its primary issue is that 1.2 From the perspective of an LMS vendor, the original white paper was received as the definitive word from the xAPI crew and quickly became set in stone.

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SCORM 101: The Definitive Guide to Choose a SCORM Compliant LMS


SCORM was first developed by the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative – ADL, a research group sponsored by the US Department of Defense. ADL recommends using SCORM 2004 3rd edition because it is more widespread compared to other SCORM versions.


Tin Can vs. SCORM: What’s It All About?

KZO Innovations

Both SCORM and the Tin Can API were developed by the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), a research group sponsored by the DoD, with help from Rustici Software. However, while SCORM has served the e-Learning community well over the last 10 years, there are issues with the standard that the new Tin Can API can now address.


Standard Options Apply


This post is for vendors, developers and implementers of the Experience API and for anyone who may one day create something with xAPI. I’m going to ask you as vendors, entrepreneurs, developers, designers from all around the world to provide me with your counsel as I ultimately must direct the effort. If we can really spur more interest and adoption, widen the possible ways in which people can adopt, every vendor participating stands to gain in a larger market.

Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM

Tony Karrer

Most of the time, it's to handle cross-domain issues, i.e., learning content is on different server than learning management. There are a bunch of other standards by ADL (who is responsible for SCORM ), IMS , IEEE LTSC including CORDRAâ„¢ , LOM , Meta-data , etc. Note: ARIADNE, AICC, IEEE LTSC, and IMS all participate in ADL's work on SCORM). Great post on issues that many of us have faced!)

Ask a learning architect: Is it time to break up with your LMS?

CLO Magazine

That tiny change could, for example, earn you around a third fewer general liability issues and a quarter fewer worker’s comp claims. In practice, that means a vendor-locked, monolithic, server-based application (like an old-school LMS) no longer passes muster.

Test SCORM Courses with an LMS

Tony Karrer

And we run into the same tough situation each time: If there's an integration issue, like the score or completion is not getting set appropriately, we want to be able to make changes to the course to try to fix it. Here are some ideas - SCORM Test Suite One of the best things about SCORM (ADL's Sharable Content Reference Model) is that it is pretty easy to test and diagnose problems. Most often we put this in a SCORM wrapper to be able to diagnose what issues there are.


SCORM vs Tin Can API: The difference between compact discs and iTunes


The problem – Though the CBTs resolved many of the issues of traditional brick and mortar training sessions, it did have one major problem – interoperability. 1988: Aviation Industry CBT Committee (AICC) was formed to standardize CBT – The AICC was an international group of aircraft manufacturers, instructors, courseware developers, vendors etc, who came together to standardize the delivery of eLearning content for the aviation industry.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Michael’s team has been driving the efforts at the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative on the Experience API (xAPI); he researches, strategizes, designs, and makes xAPI solutions and products. The 7 Secrets to Being a Rockstar Vendor. What’s it take to be a Rockstar Vendor? Then take these attributes to identify and work with vendors that will help you build training that is both meaningful and measureable inside of your organization.

6 Tips to Select the Right Online Compliance Training Provider

CommLab India

Well-versed in Adult Learning (ADL), Instructional Design (ID) Principles. The company you wish to outsource your compliance training requirement to must have strong command on Adult Learning (ADL) and Instructional Design (ID) principles. So, ensure that your training partner is well-versed with using ADL principles in the instructional design framework. For example, a nurse can’t prescribe a medicine officially even through she/he knows it works for a specific issue.

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mLearnCon 2012

Upside Learning - Mobile

While there were several exhibitors and presenter focused around learning management, the one technical area that captured my imagination as a designer of instruction – The Tin Can API , this single major development coming from ADL. While still essentially in ‘beta’, lots of vendors are already experimenting with implementations of this new API from ADL. Must make special mention of her raising the issue of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation strategies.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). Integrating with a vendor’s API can speed up the eLearning processes by automating time-consuming manual tasks like updating, deleting, or exporting lists of users. A list of most often asked questions from learners provided to address common issues. FAQs allow learners to get the information they need without having to contact the vendor directly. .

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. These types of activities are not only difficult to track via technology, but raise ethical and social issues if we were to try and capture them. Answer: We keep a list of all the products and vendors we’re aware of that are adopting xAPI at./adopters. do they need to work with consulants or vendors to do it? ADL LRS.

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Adobe Summit Day 2 - Authorware and the future of e-Learning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Conversion: Adobe is working with many vendors to facilitate, broker, and enable conversion efforts. Issues: 1) Migrate "heritage" content. ADL and AICC will play a role moving forward. Adobe Learning Summit I finally have an opportunity to sit and live blog. yes Mark, I know living blogging is soooo 90's ;-)] I'm sitting in the Friday morning session of the Adobe eLearning Summit. Yesterday was awesome and the reception at Adobe was a blast. GREAT hosts!!! Good people.

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

Learning Visions

There’s no vendor who creates Moodle per say. You raise some excellent other issues: the mindset around free being subpar, IT support, and intended usage. I'm thinking, sidestep the integration issues. At least you have a choice of vendors to do the work. The healthy stack of features (the sum of the features in all of the legacy clientelle further bloated by new stuff) carried by most of these vendors may be what folks think they need.