What You Missed at TRYxAPI – ATD ICE

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Our discussions featured Trish Uhl , Russell Duhon , Duncan Welder , Phil and Nick Stephenson , Lizelle van den Berg , Ian Gibson , Damon Regan of ADL with participation by many more. This customer-centric approach is evident in the case study examples shared to model how other vendors and other organizations can share their tools and their case studies. Community Experience API / "Tin Can" Open Source

Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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. New market entrants tend to be doing the more exciting things that open up new possibilities. The ADL vision is actually looking this far out in the future.

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MIKE RUSTICI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

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. New market entrants tend to be doing the more exciting things that open up new possibilities. The ADL vision is actually looking this far out in the future.

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Taking cmi5 adoption further by developing a Conformance Test Suite

Rustici Software

For the last 18 years, some of the most important work we’ve done at Rustici Software has been the standards-based efforts we’ve worked on with the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL). In 2010, we were awarded a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) from ADL to modernize SCORM Communication, an effort that became known as Project Tin Can, and ultimately xAPI.

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An explanation of cmi5 in (mostly) plain English

Rustici Software

Source: ADL cmi5 Specification. There haven’t been tools and guidance for the specification to help drive adoption by vendors. Seeing this need, the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative contracted Rustici Software to build conformance tools.

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With Gratitude…

MakingBetter

Our business boomed and so did that of many software vendors who create solutions that are tailored to meet some of the many things people use xAPI for. These are measureable outcomes of an open source community that has been lovingly and painstakingly attended by the US Department of Defense and its particular initiative, Advanced Distributed Learning. xAPI is so successful that it’s actually becoming a challenge for ADL to support it to the scale it now demands.

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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.

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

MakingBetter

The tl;dr : Like hardware, w hen it comes to data, if you can’t open it, you don’t own it. If you can’t open it, you don’t own it. Vendor lock-in happens as LRSs make data LESS accessible to work with, perpetuating the scenario LMS vendors implemented with SCORM. There’s a group hosted by ADL that is working towards this. Other LRS vendors are following suit. Admittedly, some vendors thrived because of this in SCORM.

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Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

Open Source Product of the Year (i.e. ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED. Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it. Many vendors hyping PowerPoint to Flash angle as key feature. Courses appearing in the market in a linear fashion, a result of people entering the space from a ILT background, it fits under this category, because vendors are not explaining the non-linear nor the true essence of WBT of courses.

Learning Record Store (LRS) Guide: Basics You Need to Know

KnowledgeAnywhere

An LRS is an integral element in the process flow for utilizing the Experience API (xAPI) standard by ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). Different LRS vendors have different pricing models depending on a wide range of factors, and it may be difficult to compare prices between vendors.

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

learnWorlds

SCORM was first developed by the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative – ADL, a research group sponsored by the US Department of Defense. Some are also free, freemium, or open-source, and you need to choose the one that best suits your needs.

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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. These conversations became something we called “ BAQON ” — a Brokered, Anonymous acQuaintance Open Network.

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Phew! Reflecting on #ASTD10

Learning Visions

Companies want the flexibility and freedom of an open source model. People are frustrated with ongoing licensing fees, lack of good customer support and responsiveness from traditional LMS vendors, and slow time to implement. But did you know there is actually a Mr. SCORM and that he is the fabulous Aaron Silvers of ADL ? Getting social I didn’t have a lot of time to cruise the expo hall (man, there were a lot of vendors!),

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

Learning Visions

I’m a recent convert, perhaps on the path to open source evangelism.) Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Moodle and other open source products have huge communities behind them. Talented individuals who can program like hell and believe in the open source philosophy. There’s no vendor who creates Moodle per say. But the beauty of open source is you can customize it.

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. 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. I want to encourage it by keeping it as open as we can AND by making it possible for the best approaches, not just the best spin, to find adoption.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

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. FAQs allow learners to get the information they need without having to contact the vendor directly. . MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). This is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. Open Source Software.

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

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Answer: xAPI allows for learners to be identified by email address, Open ID or an account on some system, such as an LMS. Open Source LRS. Is there an open source LRS? Answer: There’s four different Open Source LRSs that I’m aware of: Learning Locker , ADL LRS , lxHive and TinMan. If you’re looking to get started with xAPI on a limited budget or want to do a lot of development yourself, an Open Source LRS is a good option.

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Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

When you see many of these awards from organizations – the general mass of them (but not all of them) require the vendor/company to submit an application for whatever category or categories. There is never any pay for play here – even my vendor clients are aware that they may not win best of the best. Identifies the best of the best and now identifies vendors who offer a reader discount when you purchase their product.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Federal Government Distributed Learning Association (FGDLA)

Mark Oehlert

of Homeland Security and continuing to do his ADL work there. If you do business in this sector, as a fed or a vendor, please join the network and help further the discussions - I am leading one on game&simulations and kicked that one off here. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Heading Home from I/ITSEC 2007 | Main | Tom and I disagree and then I kinda support his argument?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

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I think we need to be careful that we dont become elitists, thinking that as trained ID, we are the only source for sound instruction. Overall, I think the field is wide open for a bit of everything. Do you work for eLearning development houses (vendors) or do you work within corporate training departments? This group includes folks from the ADL, IBM, Sun, etc. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.