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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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).

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Reflections on DevLearn’s xAPI Hyperdrive

MakingBetter

It took a combination of xAPI and a LOT of grit to effectively handle offline SCORM-like capabilities in the app to track mobile content and use xAPI to sync up data back to an LRS when connectivity was established. Speaking of events, ADL has a PlugFest happening in December in Orlando.

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.”

Building the Next Generation of SCORM

Integrated Learnings

Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) is leading the effort for the next generation of SCORM. Ability to handle offline and long-running content. 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 version of the Tin Can API (planned for June of this year). This project is a first step towards the next generation of SCORM.

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The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

ADL Mobile Learning Handbook. Mobile learner helps workers offline to increase productivity and give employees more control of their own learning, and can be used across all fields, from construction safety to restaurant worker training. Guest post by Marie S. Lewandowski.

TinCan Demystified

eFront

The standard is developed by the company RUSTICI but ADL is still the steward of the specification, just like SCORM. TinCan also claims improvements on another commonly required but rarely delivered functionality – the ability to complete learning objects offline and synchronize when you get online. Even when not working completely offline people ask for better support for browser timeout and connection drops.

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

Growth Engineering

SCORM won the hearts of L&D folk everywhere, when it was invented by the ADL in 2000. This can track and capture our online and offline activities. Is it finally time for SCORM, the specification superstar of the noughties, to move over for modern learning technology?

Standard Options Apply

MakingBetter

That we can use web services and describe a consistent (albeit imperfect) approach to handling offline activity and syncing localized activity data back to an LRS… this is a huge advancement beyond what we’ve done with SCORM — even as we acknowledge that it doesn’t replace SCORM. This post is for vendors, developers and implementers of the Experience API and for anyone who may one day create something with xAPI.

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. It lifts many restrictions that came with previous specifications and can recognize and communicate well with (but not limited to) mobile learning, simulations, virtual worlds, serious games, real-world activities, experiential learning, social learning, offline learning, and collaborative learning.

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Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

To give you an example, the free version is ADL SCORM 2004 certified (many commercial paid ones are not). Online/Offline synch comes with the tool – a requirement for any RCAT that offers m-learning IMO, especially one where people build courses. While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait. I mean it is not like something is going to change in just a few weeks for any such product.

The gradebook module

eFront

For offline activities we have to manually add the scores.

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

LearnUpon

ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning): An initiative established by the US Department Of Defense in 1999, aiming to make the delivery of online training consistent across content formats, technologies, and organizations.

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

LearnUpon

SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model): A set of standards developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) and applied when developing LMS content. Tin Can (xAPI) : Developed by Rustici Software at the request of ADL to support the concept that “learning happens everywhere”.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

LETSI is a new organization with worldwide sponsorship to whom ADL will be handing over stewardship of SCORM. In part 1 of this list, we worked through the most important eLearning related acronyms that you are likely to come across.

Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM

Tony Karrer

There are a bunch of other standards by ADL (who is responsible for SCORM ), IMS , IEEE LTSC including CORDRAâ„¢ , LOM , Meta-data , etc. However, as Pierre pointed out in the comments (and I've edited the text here based on his comments - thanks Pierre) - ADL's SCORM really incorporates what we need from these other standards and thus we've not needed to spend effort going into these standards separately.

CellCast mSCORM Player Announced

mLearning Trends

and v2004 SCORM packages (as generated by a variety of 3rd party authoring tools) and allows for full content playback and tracking in both online AND offline settings.

BLOG: Tin Can & Creating A Continuous Improvement Culture

Unicorn Training

Aaron Silvers, formally of ADL – the organisation responsible for SCORM and now stewards of the Tin Can standard. In the latest part in his blogs from last month's NextGen LMS conference, Unicorn's Stuart Jones asks how do we create a continuous improvement culture? Aaron recently set up his own company called Making Better to help organisations improve their learning and development.

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