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

Origin Learning

As eLearning gravitated towards online delivery and synchronous learning, SCORM became more popular and AICC lost favor with companies designing and deploying eLearning solutions. It was originally a research project that was awarded to Rustici Software by ADL. xAPI is an eLearning specification that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has within online and offline training activities.

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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. Synchronous learning: Instructor-led learning in a virtual classroom setting. Tin Can (xAPI) : Developed by Rustici Software at the request of ADL to support the concept that “learning happens everywhere”. Tin Can delivers a far more detailed view of learner progress, both online and offline.

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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.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). Perhaps the most ubiquitous set of standards, SCORM was developed by Advanced Distributed Learning ( ADL ) and applied when developing LMS content. Synchronous Learning. Synchronous Learning is instructor-led learning in a virtual classroom setting. xAPI delivers a far more detailed view of learner progress, both online and offline.

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. Blended learning: The combination of traditional face-to-face (or synchronous) learning methods and technology-based online learning (asynchronous) methods. eLearning is full of specialist terms and acronyms that aren’t always clearly defined.