Tin Can API, the evolution of SCORM
MAY 27, 2015
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.
Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning
OCTOBER 13, 2013
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).
Reflections on DevLearn’s xAPI Hyperdrive
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
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.
What is Cmi5? A new set of rules for xAPI
MARCH 2, 2017
As ADL have taken over the cmi5 specification there is a suggestion that this will prompt further evolution. With cmi5, ADL are writing the packaging and structuring specification that xAPI failed to deliver. SCORM has long been the most common standard for eLearning content.
Building the Next Generation of SCORM
APRIL 11, 2012
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.
The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses
MAY 19, 2015
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.
NOVEMBER 23, 2012
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.
Standard Options Apply
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
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?
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
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.
Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
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
JULY 23, 2010
For offline activities we have to manually add the scores.
Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)
JULY 14, 2016
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”.
Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)
JULY 7, 2016
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.
The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
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
SEPTEMBER 5, 2006
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
JUNE 13, 2010
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.