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


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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ADL Collaborating with AICC on the Experience API by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

The Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC) and the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative have agreed to collaborate to improve and solidify the Experience API (formerly referred to as “Tin Can”), ensuring its viability for the aviation industry and other communities served by AICC.

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A Mobile Learning Decision Path for Instructional Designers tasked with developing #mLearning [Download]

mLearning Revolution

One such project I was a part of recently, was developing a ‘ Mobile Learning Decision Path, ‘ which was produced by Adayana Government Group in collaboration with the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative and the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO). What we ended up with is a 291 page PDF document Job Aid, that you can download below via ADL’s web site. References … 215.

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What is SCORM?

Origin Learning

SCORM refers to Sharable Content Object Reference Model, a technical standard for writing e-learning content. Reference Model – As stated earlier, it is a reference model or guide which programmers refer to while writing codes for e-learning software. Learning Management System E-learning Content e-learning products e-learning software Learning Management Systems online content Sharable Content Object Reference Model What is SCORM


The ongoing work of learning standards


The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative of the Department of Defense finally had enough. They wanted a standard, took a plausible set of standards from the work, and called it the Standard Courseware Object Reference Model (SCORM). The ADL provided compliance testing, so that content and systems could be validated for interoperability. ADL decided to create a new standard, the Experience API (xAPI; originally known as Tin Can).

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SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model) is a standardized technical specification for eLearning content. SCORM was developed by ADL, an US Government initiative. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative) developed SCORM in the 90s to solve interoperability issued for Computer Based Training (CBT) across multiple delivery systems. The Two main phrases you will hear associated with SCORM are SCO (Shareable Content Object) and Reference Model (RM).

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Why DoDI 1322.26 is important for the Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API

We are excited because this is the culmination of a lot of work for many people at both ADL and Rustici Software. In 2015, we at Rustici were awarded a BAA from ADL to help them revise the 2006 DoDI 1322.26. Lucky for you, ADL recently launched a list of Conformant LRSs as part of their xAPI Adopter Registry. If you’re looking for resources about xAPI conformance, check out the official xAPI reference and support resource for DoDI 1322.26.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): We Lost A Good One Folks.Well Miss You Philip

Mark Oehlert

» October 09, 2007 We Lost A Good One Folks.Well Miss You Philip Philip Dodds , Chief Architect of SCORM and ADL (and so many more important things), died this Saturday. October 09, 2007 | Permalink Technorati Tags : Philip Dodds TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference We Lost A Good One Folks.Well Miss You Philip : Comments When I die, I want Mark Oehlert to write my obit.

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We're All New at This

ATD Learning Technologies

I was sequestered in a conference room during Plugfest 9 with Philip Dodds, chief architect of the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM™) and a few people on the ADL technical team. It was February 2005. With us was Tom King, who helped create Authorware. At the time, King was one of the leading people at Macromedia (soon to be Adobe) working on making integration with SCORM happen in products like Flash and Captivate. Click here to read full version

What is eLearning?


During its research, the committee found and established definitions for eLearning as well as SCORM (shareable content object reference model). Department of Defense’s Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL), became the administrator of SCORM.

SCORM Compliance and LMS: What Does It Mean to be ‘SCORM-Compliant’?


According to the DoD Strategic Plan for ADL Initiative created in 1999, the DoD’s vision was to. DoD Strategic Plan for ADL Initiative, 1999, p. The RM in SCORM means Reference Model, which means it’s a specification or set of rules followed by eLearning professionals.


SCORM Compliance and LMS: What Does It Mean to be ‘SCORM-Compliant’?


According to the DoD Strategic Plan for ADL Initiative created in 1999, the DoD’s vision was to. DoD Strategic Plan for ADL Initiative, 1999, p. The RM in SCORM means Reference Model, which means it’s a specification or set of rules followed by eLearning professionals.


LTDX Q&As: Fitting standards in a learning ecosystem

Rustici Software

cmi5 originated from the AICC and was transferred to ADL in 2014. ADL currently acts as the steward for supporting and continuous development of cmi5. Rustici Software is currently developing tools and a test suite with ADL to aid in the adoption of cmi5 , known as Project CATAPULT.

From BAA to DoDI

Rustici Software

There will be many referred to in this post. See glossary below for easy reference. 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. ADL: Advanced Distributed Learning.

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Why the Experience API (xAPI) Is Crucial to Your eLearning Success


The ADL —or Advanced Distributed Learning—recognized the need for a set of standards to ensure that programmers write code that can play well with other eLearning software. First, they created SCORM—Sharable Content Object Reference Model. Years later, when SCORM couldn’t do everything needed, the ADL asked Rustici Software to create an updated standard: The Experience API or xAPI.

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What is eLearning?


During its research, the committee found and established definitions for eLearning as well as SCORM (shareable content object reference model). Department of Defense’s Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL), became the administrator of SCORM. As of the early 2000s, ADL supervises conformance requirements for SCORM learning content. . Your business and team push for a competitive advantage to stay ahead and remain relevant to your customers and industry.

iFEST has gone virtual and we’ll be ‘there’

Rustici Software

Hosted by ADL and NTSA , iFEST is a great conference that brings together people from the military, government, academic and industry sectors to discuss ways to evolve the distributed learning and training landscape.

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A SCORM-Certified LMS Helps Companies Score


Too many LMS users, even administrators, have no idea what SCORM (the Shareable Content Object Reference Model) is or what makes it important. The Shareable Content Object Reference Model is part of a national initiative that began in 1999. 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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Comprehensive Guide To Picking a SCORM Compliant LMS in 2021

Academy of Mine

SCORM, which stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model, is a standard that allows eLearning content to be accessible by and transferred between any and all of the Learning Management Systems (LMS) that the creator might choose to use.

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Profile Recipes vs. xAPI Profiles

Experience API

An “ xAPI profile ” is a newer concept, created by ADL in a more formal way through their BAA process. Ultimately a profile is a JSON-LD document and associated references. Given their support by ADL and the increased technical rigor of an xAPI profile going forward, profiles are likely to be the primary manner in which the community captures shared information models. What’s the difference between profile recipes and xAPI profiles?

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Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

But that does not mean xAPI is a next-generation version of SCORM (aka Sharable Content Object Reference Model ). Rewind briefly to a day in 2010, when the dew was still fresh and early morning sun filled the meeting room at Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL). Instead, the team at ADL actually paved the way for the Actively Narrating Technical Interface-Sharable Content Object Reference Model – otherwise known as the ANTI-SCORM.


eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter


The AICC was dissolved in 2014, and all of its efforts have been transferred to the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) group. In 1997, the DOD established the ADL Initiative to standardize and modernize training. In 2001, the first production version of the new standard was released, and was known as the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) 1.1.

xAPI Shifting to 3rd Gear


We had people well outside of the ADL bubble talking about real world things things they were using xAPI to accomplish. You need a company to reference when asked, “Who’s doing xAPI?”. You might be surprised to find out we’re in 2nd gear. We shifted out of 1st gear at DevLearn last year. Between November 2014’s xAPI Hyperdrive and the xAPI track at DevLearn 2014, we hit our stride.

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What’s the best SCORM compliant LMS to choose in 2020?


SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model. If it’s not certified by ADL, which SCORM API elements are supported? ADL is the governing body for SCORM. For an LMS to be SCORM-certified, it needs to have passed ADL’s testing process.

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


Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a set of technical content standards for creating and launching online training courses. On the other hand, SCORM certified LMS ensures that a specific product under discussion gets certified by SCORM governing body, ADL. The first checklist to choose a SCORM compliant LMS is checking to know if the LMS gets supports from ADL. Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay.


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


SCORM, which stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model , is an eLearning standard for educational content. Reference Model: The reference model indicates that SCORM is a standard or a set of ‘rules’ that everyone working in the eLearning industry needs to understand and apply.


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


This data will not only improve eLearning experiences, but also serve as a good reference point for organizations when making critical decisions. An LRS is an integral element in the process flow for utilizing the Experience API (xAPI) standard by ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning).

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SCORM vs. LTI: what’s the difference?

Rustici Software

With LTI, a learner logs into an LMS (what is referred to as an “LTI tool consumer”) and typically selects a resource link to play a course. SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model and it was developed, and is now managed, by Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) to support the Department of Defense. We refer to this sometimes as “the big four.”. Governance: LTI is created and maintained by IMS; SCORM by ADL.


Difference between SCORM and AICC; benefits


On the other hand, the term “SCORM” is an acronym, which stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model. And in a way to address them, the SCORM model was created as part of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative.


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. Project Tin Can” was the name Rustici Software came up with to describe the work ADL contracted them to do.

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4 Reasons Tin Can API (xAPI) Is NOT Just a New Version of SCORM

Infopro Learning

For well over a decade the Sharable Content Object Reference Model, or SCORM as it’s affectionately known, has been the standard for tracking eLearning. SCORM is established and trusted but limited, which has given rise to a new standard, Experience API or Tin Can API (The name depends on who you ask, but refers to the same thing). ADL provides an overview ( [link].

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)


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”. Last week, we decoded tongue-twisting eLearning terms from A-L.

SCORM – Set of Standards that make Courses and LMS Compatible


Lastly, ‘RM’ is ‘reference model’ that refers to the information that the developers require to ensure that the courses and the systems on which they are run use the same format. So, normally it is ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning – a research group) that handles all the aspects related to SCORM. However, it is not mandatory to go through the process via the ADL route only.



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.


Using Fantasy in Instructional #Games

Kapp Notes

References: Malone, T. Retrieved January 16, 2013 from ADL Web Site. I am often asked if an instructional or training game should be “realistic” or can the game have “fantasy” elements and still be an effective learning tool. It turns out that there are several valid and research-based reasons for including fantasy as a key element in the design of games to help people learn.

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Three Reasons its Time for Our Platforms to Evolve

Training Industry

The Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) kicked off in 2001 and the Aviation Industry CBT Committee with Computer Managed Instruction (AICC - CMI) in 1993. This is why the collaboration announced recently between ADL and AICC on Tin Can is such a huge deal. Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) has been supporting the community in building out the Tin Can API specification. This is often referred to as the runtime.


How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part II

Upside Learning - Mobile

ADL Mobile Learning – a useful reference guide. ADL has is working on a great mobile learning reference guide. This is the second post in a series of three I am writing. The posts are a review of the workshop I attended at mLearnCon on creating successful m-learning strategy (part 1 of the series is here ). These are the three most important items I wish to share from the second part of the workshop. Planning Framework.

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Why SCORM 2004 failed & what that means for Tin Can


Sign #3: ADL itself heavily supports Tin Can as the successor of SCORM.[4]. Here are most prominent (and yes, we refer to SCORM 2004 in the past tense quite deliberately): Complexity. SCORM 2004 had to change in order to adapt to such a dramatically different environment and rather than do that ADL decided to save itself the trouble and start from scratch through what we now know as Tin Can or Experience API (xAPI). Nothing is perfect though as ADL admits [5].


Tin Can API, the evolution of SCORM


The Shareable Content Object Reference Model – SCORM – has been the industry standard for over 15 years and has served as the foundation for many an LMS across its lifetime. Originally developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), an initiative of the Unite States Department of Defense, SCORM was designed to standardize and modernize their training courses.


What is SCORM?

Growth Engineering

The Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) answered the call, and developed the Sharable Content Object Reference Model, more conveniently known as SCORM. The ADL has emerged once more to steward in the new age of eLearning specification. If you have any involvement whatsoever with online learning, you’re going to need to wrap your head around SCORM.