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Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

EDITOR’S NOTE: Occasionally, we invite learning community experts to share their advice with our readers. Anthony is an independent xAPI evangelist and Instructional Developer for the Internet of Things. But are you still fuzzy about where SCORM ends and xAPI begins?

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How xAPI is Re-Shaping Modern Workplace Learning?

Origin Learning

xAPI or Experience API is the outcome of Project TinCan that started in 2010. It was originally a research project that was awarded to Rustici Software by ADL. A Quick Introduction to xAPI. The post How xAPI is Re-Shaping Modern Workplace Learning?

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Track and trace Learners results. What do SCORM compliance, AICC, XAPI and CMI5 mean?

Challenge to Learn

Do you want to buy a LMS or an authoring tool and are you wondering what the best option is for tracking the results of your learners? Or are you just confused by all the abbreviations like: SCORM, AICC, XAPI, and CMI5? All results of your leaners will be stored in your LMS.

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xAPI Shifting to 3rd Gear

MakingBetter

Between November 2014’s xAPI Hyperdrive and the xAPI track at DevLearn 2014, we hit our stride. We had people well outside of the ADL bubble talking about real world things things they were using xAPI to accomplish. What happened at xAPI Camp Amazon?

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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. Have you wondered how all eLearning programs follow a specific structure and adhere to standards despite being unique learning elements? Why xAPI Matters?

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Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. For many years, mobile learning was one of those promises. Now, thanks to new learning standards, and new ways of using older ones, that promise may be here. Not as far as the LMS is concerned.

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

xAPI and LRS (Learning Record Stores) have been in the news and frankly everywhere within the e-learning industry in the past 1.5 Aaron, can you tell me a little bit about your background and how you became involved with ADL? Right now, “Tin Can” refers to xAPI.

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Moving and receiving xAPI data in an LRS rich environment

Experience API

As you build your xAPI ecosystem, you’ll likely compile a number of LRSs. Developing a strategy for moving and receiving xAPI data between LRSs becomes essential, which is why our CEO TJ outlined tactical steps for doing just that during his recent xAPI Cohort presentation.

Day 2 @LSCON, Nice keynote and I finally understand TinCan, Experience API, Scorm, ADL, IACC and CMI-5…….

Challenge to Learn

They have all spent 10.000 hours learning their craft. What makes people learn? You learn when you have to struggle. When you present someone with all complete crystal clear information, they will not learn. Making mistakes will make you learn, you need to push yourself to the limits, forcing mistakes. When you correct your mistakes they will trigger your brain into learning. Ruthlessly eliminate passive learning. Day 2 of the conference.

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

Academy of Mine

Do you have questions about having a SCORM compliant learning management system (LMS)? Ever wonder about the difference between SCORM vs. Tin Can in online learning content standards and LMS training? SCORM vs. Tin Can (xAPI). Offline learning.

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

LearnUpon

On day one of our series, we learned that AICC (Aviation Industry Computer-Based-Training Committee) can be considered the first eLearning standard, used to track how learners progress through course content. eLearning now: Tin Can (xAPI).

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What is Cmi5? A new set of rules for xAPI

LearnUpon

In recent years another standard has emerged that has breathed new life and possibilities into the way in which your content can interact with your LMS and wider eLearning ecosystem. Initially called Tin Can, a more formal name of xAPI was settled upon. Mobile Learning.

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A Glance Back at xAPI; A Look Ahead at Data Ownership

MakingBetter

” Well, my objectives with xAPI were the following: Enable data interoperability across systems. Surface the evidence linking learning and performance. Lower the barrier to entry and remove the obstacles to creating and improving learning experiences.

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April 2016 #Obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

New post April 2016 #Obsidianchat Summary on Obsidian Learning. April’s Obsidian Chat topic was xAPI. We had xAPI expert Art Werkenthin from RISC, Inc. Art is a member of the ADL CMI-5 committee , and is an expert on both xAPI and CMI-5. What is the purpose of xAPI?

Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT MIKE RUSTICI (President, Rustici Software): In 2002, Mike Rustici founded Rustici Software to help Learning Management Systems and e-learning content creators work well with each other using the SCORM standard. Rustici Software has grown to be an INC 5,000 company, and today, is the world leader in e-learning specifications. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists, on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

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Part One: How We Decide to Do Work

Experience API

A couple of days ago, I wrote about the state of ADL and Rustici Software’s take on it. Back in the SCORM days, one of the fundamental problems was that it was simply tough to tell what was going on when a LMS launched a piece of content. ADL’s guiding hand.

What is the AICC Standard and How is it Relevant to My eLearning Plan?

Docebo

The AICC is dissolved, but having an LMS that supports AICC is still crucial. Before it dissolved, the AICC was working to make content compliant with CMI-5 (Computer Managed Instruction). AICC and learning management systems.

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

Experience API

Questions: What is the common identifier that allows the xAPI to connect the data provided by the ‘activity provider’ to a specific user in the LRS? Answer: xAPI allows for learners to be identified by email address, Open ID or an account on some system, such as an LMS. In practice, most implementations either use email or an LMS account id. LMS/LRS. Questions: Do you need a LMS and a LRS? In that case you might not need an LMS.

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Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today.

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. Active Learning. Active learning is a strategy focused on encouraging learners to actively participate in training. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning).

LEARNNOVATIONS ~ Looking Back, Looking Forward

Learnnovators

As this wonderful year comes to a close, we wish to take a look back at our little journey, which presented us with some great learnings about ‘learning’. The goal that we had set for ourselves in 2013 was to be focussed on our commitment to promote ‘good learning’.

Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

eLearning 24-7

This is going to be an awesome new year for e-learning.” 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. Standard adoption takes time (as we can see with xAPI), so if you are concerned or worried about having to go with CMI-5, etc. 1 xAPI. As such, I will go with the proper term of xAPI (now and going forward). Both of these tie directly to m-learning.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms

LearnUpon

The Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative is a US government program established to help programs, initiatives, and policies better support flexible, lifelong learning through the use of technology. Notable contributions include SCORM and xAPI. Chief Learning Officer.

What is Tin Can API?

LearnUpon

Also known as the Experience API (xAPI), Tin Can is often described as the next evolution of SCORM. While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, Tin Can has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. The role of the Learning Record Store.

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SCORM Compliance and Tin Can Api

Paradiso

It defines how content from the client side interacts with whichever learning management system is being used. All SCORM compliance means is that the content will work on any system that can read scorm – i.e. pretty much all LMSs out there.

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The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

Which is a preface to talk about learning standards, and the field is quite dynamic right now. Learning Standards. The goal was to create interoperability of content, so that any content created can play on anybody’s system, and vice versa. . This is all learning.

What is SCORM?

Growth Engineering

If you have any involvement whatsoever with online learning, you’re going to need to wrap your head around SCORM. Whether you’re dealing with eLearning content creation or the administration of a learning management system, you’ll have SCORM to thank for making things run smoothly.

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What is SCORM & Decoding Its Importance For eLearning

ProProfs

Imagine a situation where you are asked to create an elearning program or search for a suitable learning management system (LMS) tool for achieving your training requirements. What does it have to do with online learning?”. Exists successfully outside the LMS tool.

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Standard Options Apply

MakingBetter

This post is for vendors, developers and implementers of the Experience API and for anyone who may one day create something with xAPI. The choices made soon will ultimately impact what you will be able to do with xAPI 3, 5 and 20 years from now. In August, 2014 I participated in one of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) monthly meetings. This has me reflecting deeply about what kind of future with xAPI we need to enable.

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. To put it simply, the main difference between LTI and SCORM is that LTI is focused on connecting learning systems, whereas SCORM is focused on launching training content and tracking interactions. LTI is focused on connecting learning systems in a standard way. SCORM courses are uploaded into and played within the LMS.

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Beginners Guide To Tin Can API

ProProfs

In the last couple of years, the Tin Can API has emerged as a buzzword in the arena of authoring tools, learning management systems, and content development. Before Tin Can, SCORM was the leading standard for web-based electronic educational technology (e-learning).

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.

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Is it time to replace SCORM? A Look at Emerging Learning Technologies

Growth Engineering

Is it finally time for SCORM, the specification superstar of the noughties, to move over for modern learning technology? Here’s the case for making the change to xAPI, LRS and cm15. SCORM won the hearts of L&D folk everywhere, when it was invented by the ADL in 2000.

Beginners guide to Tin Can API

ProProfs

In the last couple of years, the Tin Can API has emerged as a buzzword in the arena of authoring tools, learning management systems, and content development. Before Tin Can, SCORM was the leading standard for web-based electronic educational technology (e-learning).

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

LearnUpon

From API to xAPI, the words we use everyday can be complex and confusing. We trawled through our archives to bring you the first part of our ultimate A-Z guide on everything online learning. Active learning: Strategy focused on encouraging learners to actively participate in training.