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. doesn’t require ADL’s permission for us to do this. All the same, ADL’s done an amazing job stewarding xAPI through its R&D roots to now and to whatever degree we can work in concert with ADL (and US DoD, by extension) it’s to our collective benefit to do so.

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Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. Once mobile devices started to become popular the promise of being able to have everything on our devices, including learning programs, was right on the heels. New Standards May Provide the Answer.

The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

At the dawn of the video recording age, a battle raged about the best standard to use: VHS or Betamax. In it, Sony came out with a better standard, but kept it to themselves. Meanwhile, JVC’s VHS standard wasn’t quite as good, but they openly licensed it. Learning Standards.

eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter

Trivantis

To accomplish this, the industry has come up with several eLearning standards that allow courses created by any vendor to “talk” with an LMS created by any other vendor. In this article we’re going to look at the history of those standards, and where we are today.

Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT MIKE RUSTICI (President, Rustici Software): In 2002, Mike Rustici founded Rustici Software to help Learning Management Systems and e-learning content creators work well with each other using the SCORM standard. How do you think this learning standard will disrupt the traditional thinking of ‘learning’? . Tin Can will also cause us to think more analytically about our learning programs now that we have more data and visibility into a broader set of learning activities.

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With Gratitude…

MakingBetter

xAPI is so successful that it’s actually becoming a challenge for ADL to support it to the scale it now demands. When SCORM was being created, it was an epoch ago for information and instructional technology, and ADL had over 40 engineers they could apply to SCORM alone.

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xAPI: Why Should I Care and What Could It Do for Me?

Meridian

In the training world, we were introduced to SCORM from an initiative that arose in 1999, led by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL). The purpose of the initiative was to develop a standard for eLearning that would meet the needs of both federal and private sectors to replace AICC and correct previous problems. It took a few years and by the mid-2000s, SCORM had become the de facto standard for all eLearning content.

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Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

Most discussions revolve around the technical aspects related to the definition and implementation of the standard, which is crucial at this stage of its evolution. However, ‘Experience API’ is ADL’s official name for this standard.

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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The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program. An authoritative whitepaper on how to plan, implement, and evaluate an e-learning program for your business. Like any corporate initiative, the training program should have a stated mission and a set of business objectives that are well defined. The plan will also need to include a business analysis that identifies the costs and benefits of the training program. Prepare a business case for the training program.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman about Learning on Demand: Part One

Kapp Notes

edCetra Training is focused on the design and development of customized e-learning programs, and specializes in single sourcing of content. Project TinCan otherwise known as the ADL ‘Experience API’ is the first standard that allows for this.

Top E-learning Authoring Tools to Create Interactive Training Courses – Rapid E-Learning for Effective Training

G-Cube

Organizations use rapid authoring tools as per the custom learning styles, training platforms, training standards, and workflows. So, it is crucial for organizations to select the right kind of tool which improves the overall effectiveness of the training program.

TinCan Demystified

eFront

TinCan is heavily promoted as the successor of SCORM and was designed to fix many things that were lacking on the previous standard. The standard is developed by the company RUSTICI but ADL is still the steward of the specification, just like SCORM. The standard doesn’t touch on how you go about translating those messages into something useful. Compared to TinCan, SCORM was a very complex standard. eLearning Learning Open Source SCORM standards tin-can tincan

Answers: How Do I Get Started With xAPI?

MakingBetter

That’s pretty darn impressive considering the impact on other programs and agencies in US Government alone, and that it’s seen so much adoption. ADL Sample LRS. If you are running local on your machine alone, the ADL Sample LRS is the easiest and fastest approach to doing so.

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How To Choose A SCORM Compliant LMS For Your e-Learning Content

Wizcabin

Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a set of technical content standards for creating and launching online training courses. It’s also the most widely used content standards in e-learning. Both mean that LMS supports content standards.

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Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

After years of educating people about xAPI (aka Experience Application Programming Interface ), I find that it is still one of the least-understood concepts in the digital learning world. 4) Allow content to use programming languages other than JavaScript.

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

Origin Learning

Have you wondered how all eLearning programs follow a specific structure and adhere to standards despite being unique learning elements? It is all because of learning standards that were put into place to ensure consistency in designing and deploying learning solutions.

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What are SCORM and AICC, By the Way?

CommLab India

SCORM and AICC are learning technology standards that determine how e-learning courses interact with learning management systems (LMSs). And, these courses can be accessed on any LMS that complies with the respective standard. Most LMSs comply with both learning technology standards.

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A SCORM-Certified LMS Helps Companies Score

TOPYX LMS

It was during that year when President Clinton signed an executive order that led to the creation of Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), the initiative that SCORM comes under.

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Tin Can API: What It Has in Store for Online Learning Environments

ProProfs

It is a technology specification or standard that enables you to track learning activities, both online and offline, from different platforms in the form of learning experiences. It was done as a part of a research project commissioned by The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative.

Stats Show Mobile Learning Gaining Ground

Training Industry

Another study conducted by Training Industry, shows that more than 30 percent of sales organizations incorporate mobile learning into their programs and an additional 35 percent plan on incorporating the technology into their programs in the near future. But, several businesses are also embracing the technology as IT standards are changing to handle trends such as “BYOD” (bring your own device).

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Building the Next Generation of SCORM

Integrated Learnings

Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) is leading the effort for the next generation of SCORM. The data tracked by existing specifications is not exposed to developers in a standard way and requires LMS expertise to access. New programming standards have emerged that allow more flexibility in how SCORM can be implemented. by Jonathan Shoaf. Last Thursday was the kick off of project Tin Can.

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SCORM vs Tin Can API: The difference between compact discs and iTunes

ProProfs

Tin Can API and SCORM are both eLearning standards, which help companies to measure the impact of their training programs. Tin Can the logical conclusion: With Tin Can API, the rules on which eLearning standards operated would be drastically changed.

Guardian of the Coast

CLO Magazine

At the time, the Coast Guard was looking for ways to improve and centralize its workforce development programs to ensure “readiness” among all staff, said Rear Adm. That drove her team to revamp the training program for ship inspectors and environmental protection agents.

Why You Don’t Need a SCORM Compliant Learning Management System

Continu

Reference model” means that SCORM is a set of standards to make sure different learning management systems can work together. When ADL created SCORM trainers weren’t thinking about these things yet. It’s time to face the fact that SCORM as a standard is no longer useful.

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Beginners Guide To Tin Can API

ProProfs

Also known by the name of Experience API, or xAPI, Tin Can is a special program interface with the ability to deliver and truly measure learning experiences beyond what was previously possible. The Tin Can API is being touted as the evolution of the SCORM standard.

What is SCORM & Decoding Its Importance For eLearning

ProProfs

Imagine a situation where you are asked to create an elearning program or search for a suitable learning management system (LMS) tool for achieving your training requirements. It is a set of technical standards that were mainly developed for supporting elearning tools.

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The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Distance education programs did get their start relying on mail correspondence and still do today, for example, in rural Alaska and Australia. This valuable business data can be harnessed to reach mobile learners and increase business training and academic programs.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

Users do not need to perform any programming tasks, but rather going through a graphical user interface to generate the learning object. The tools are written in Java and allow the user to create Java applets which can be delivered through a standard web browser.

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. A measurement used on continuing education programs.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). The first official eLearning content standard, AICC was developed by the Aviation Industry CBT Committee in 1993 as a CD-ROM based standard. API (Application Programming Interface). PCI (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard).

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

In the e-learning scenario, Big Data is the data produced by learners interacting with the learning content and collected through Learning Management Systems (LMS), Content Management Systems (CMS) and other media, including social networks via which the learners interact with our learning programs.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

About your presenter: Michael Hruska, the president and CEO of Problem Solutions, is a technologist with experience spanning across standards, emerging technologies, learning, and science. Michael is also a former researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Beginners guide to Tin Can API

ProProfs

Also known by the name of Experience API, or xAPI, Tin Can is a special program interface with the ability to deliver and truly measure learning experiences beyond what was previously possible. The Tin Can API is being touted as the evolution of the SCORM standard.

The Pulse of Mobile Learning

Allison Rossett

“Are you offering programs that rely on mobile for delivery of learning and support now?” While some raise questions about the quality of the pedagogy that drives Khan’s programs, I like the increased access to STEM education and that the effort is catalyst for conversations about quality in technology-based learning. In developing countries, prior technology-based learning programs targeted high school aged youth. A faint pulse today.

Got SCORM?

ICS Learning

Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) has the complete specification (all 400+ pages of it) readily available on their site, but I was looking for a quick, “get your hands dirty” explanation that skipped all the mumbo-jumbo and would let me dive in and start trying things out. The SCORM specification, developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL – [link] is a set of rules that learning management systems (LMS) and learning content follow in order to be compatible with each other.

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Elearning applications

eFront

App Inventor - (mLearning) App Inventor for Android allows people with minimal programming experience to create simple, personal apps for Android devices.