What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?

MakingBetter

Towards the end of last year, our big announcement was the formation of the not-for-profit Consortium formed to handle the governance and address the evolution of xAPI with/for ADL. xAPI, being open-source and licensed as Apache 2.0, doesn’t require ADL’s permission for us to do this. That’s a feature, not a bug — we licensed xAPI in this way so that it couldn’t be trapped in US DoD the way SCORM was. ADL’s announcement about our collaboration can be found here.

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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? 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. Last heard ADL calls this new standard the Experience API? (on

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From BAA to DoDI

Rustici Software

Two years ago we answered a BAA from ADL to conduct research for updating the DoDI 1322.26- “Development, Management, and Delivery of Distributed Learning.”. Spoiler Alert – ADL accepted our proposal and we were awarded a contract to dig further into what an updated Instruction might look like and how it might be implemented. It means a lot to us that the work we did with ADL, PIPS, the DADLAC and others within the community has come to fruition. Acronym Alert!

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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). Over the years, our folks have participated in the working groups for, and the development of, standards as ubiquitous as SCORM, as forgotten as RTWS, and more recently xAPI.

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Guardian of the Coast

CLO Magazine

Brignoni’s team found that these auditors are expected to understand thousands of policies and to be on top of constantly evolving shipboard and port technologies. “It xAPI is Changing Everything. The ADL’s goals include identifying relevant industry standards, leveraging tools and content to improve the effectiveness of learning programs, and developing distribution networks to share content across agencies. Gladys Brignoni is not your typical military officer.

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The Community Responds

MakingBetter

A fourth standard to cover retention policy, privacy, protection, access, delegation and security. The current specification group in ADL is a logical group to do the splitting of the specification as it exists today, rather than IEEE which has less representation of the people who developed and have implemented Version 1.0 I hoped in my last post that the community would indeed respond with ideas, insights, opinions and concerns.

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. This has me reflecting deeply about what kind of future with xAPI we need to enable. However, we have to also be mindful of the billions of dollars to be invested in xAPI going forward. xAPI is about data interoperability.

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

Growth Engineering

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. It describes how xAPI tracks learners’ experiences whenever or wherever they happen. Benefits of xAPI. xAPI is super flexible because the software specification can be embedded within almost any technology you can think of, from your traditional LMS to smartphones and video games.

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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. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). Notable contributions include SCORM and xAPI. An eLearning content authoring tool is a software package which content developers use to create and package eLearning course content using SCORM or xAPI standards. This is a “profile” for using the xAPI specification with learning management systems. xAPI (Tin Can).

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. 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. Three popular eLearning formats rely on Flash technology: SCORM, Tin Can (xAPI), and video. JavaScript also manages communications between standards like SCORM and xAPI and an LMS.

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. An eLearning content authoring tool is a software package which content developers use to create and package eLearning content deliverable to end users using SCORM or xAPI standards.