ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter


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Is Tin Can API Lipstick on the SCORM Pig?

Living in Learning

Last week [October 25th] I had the distinct privilege of sitting in on the Tin Can API break-out session that was presented by Aaron Silvers of ADL. Given ADL was also the birth mother of SCORM, I walked in and sat down with a preconception or two that this was SCORM in a new dress. I’m not sure of his exact title, but his role was in a leadership capacity on the Tin Can API project. His business card says “the Beard”…and while that was accurate, I still don’t know his real title.


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Real (e)Learning Heroes

Clark Quinn

The Department of Defense’s ADL initiative decided upon a version, to move things forward, and thus was born SCORM. And if not, there’s always the ADL to wield the ‘800 lb gorilla’ argument.

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New SCORM standard: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) #TinCanApi

Challenge to Learn

This evening I attended a webinar by ADL: the new standard (project TinCan) kickoff. The ADL will launch it in June. The ‘Did’ for example can be a learning experience, an assessment or a social media activity.


SCORM and the Whole 2.0 Thing Again.

Mark Oehlert

collaborative, social and nomadic-- all while being more personal and individualized." [I ve ever met anyone, outside the DOD / ADL who doesn???t I recently posted about the SCORM 2.0 Call for Papers and how I feel this is a very important moment for SCORM and that I think it would be great if the papers came back with big,hairy audacious goals that really sought to move the industry forward and so forth.


e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0 Considerations

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A Flashback to an Angry Bill Gates | Main | The Definitive iPhone eCard » July 14, 2008 SCORM 2.0 Web and how efforts like ADL /SCORM/ LETSI need to jump ahead in order to maintain relevance and to do the job that I think still needs to be done - namely serving as a focal point for addressing those unique aspects of the commercial learning/training space.


Experience (Tin Can) API: What to Expect from Your LMS Provider

Bottom-Line Performance

ADL, or Advanced Distributive Learning , is the government agency behind the spec. It can record information on social interactions. One example given by ADL is a “bookmarklet” that can be installed on a web browser and be used to track informal activities such as web pages visited.

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 might be surprised to find out we’re in 2nd gear. We shifted out of 1st gear at DevLearn last year.

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mLearnCon 2012

Upside Learning

Very similar to what I was thinking , for me, there were three key themes at the conference – learning management – Tin Can API, the inclusion of gamification in learning, and the impact of social networking and large mobile platforms that will dominate computing in the years to come.

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A SCORM-Certified LMS Helps Companies Score


However, there is one thing that all social learning management systems should have in common: a SCORM certification. 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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SCORM Cloud vs Learning Management System comparison


Use an ADL-conformant Learning Record Store (LRS)+. Social Learning: Enhance formal and informal learning programs with Social learning and collaboration tools. The quality of the content determines the success of your virtual training programs.

Learning solutions conference day minus one #LSCON12

Challenge to Learn

Project TinCan was a research by Rustici software (sponsored by ADL) into the next generation Scorm. As far as I understood they will enable all kind of social inter-activities. Tomorrow is the start of the Learning Solution conference, but for me it started today.

Facebook for e-Learning


At the same time, Facebook is one of the fastest growing social networks that helps people communicate efficiently with their friends, families, coworkers, and classmates. Sorry I got carried away a bit there :P You can also integrate other social networking API's such as Twitter.

April 2016 #Obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

Art is a member of the ADL CMI-5 committee , and is an expert on both xAPI and CMI-5. E.g. simulations, social learning, gaming, mentoring. New post April 2016 #Obsidianchat Summary on Obsidian Learning. April 2016 #obsidianchat Summary. Time: 2:00 – 2:30PM 4/19/2016 .

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

Growth Engineering

SCORM won the hearts of L&D folk everywhere, when it was invented by the ADL in 2000. Online Learning Personalised Learning Social Learning Learning Technologies personalised learning

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Getting contextual

Clark Quinn

For the current ADL webinar series on mobile, I gave a presentation on contextualizing mobile in the larger picture of L&D (a natural extension of my most recent books).

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#LSCON 2012: trends

Challenge to Learn

Social learning. I noticed that more and more people are aware of the fact that they do have to address the rise of social media and the impact of it on learning one way or the other. And I was really surprised by the pace ADL is moving forward with this. LSCON 12: Trends.

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The ongoing work of learning standards


The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative of the Department of Defense finally had enough. The ADL provided compliance testing, so that content and systems could be validated for interoperability.

#LSCON Day 1: people, new scorm, leadership, Lingos and more people

Challenge to Learn

I had a meeting with Aaron Silvers (from ADL) and Tim Rustici (from Rustici software) about Project Tin Can. Allowing collaboration on courses, include social media; giving us a language to talk to learning management systems, in short it will lift the limitations that Scorm gives us.


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.

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Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning


This standard is being developed by Rustici Software (with a world-wide active community participating and contributing) for Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) – the keepers of SCORM. However, ‘Experience API’ is ADL’s official name for this standard.

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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.


SCORM Compliance and Tin Can Api


SCORM was originally developed way back in the 90s by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), an initiative of the U.S. The difference here is that there will be much less reliance on SCORM compliance as learning moves away from formality and into the social sphere.


Building the Next Generation of SCORM

Integrated Learnings

Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) is leading the effort for the next generation of SCORM. It will collect activity streams similar to the way social media applications track activity streams. By doing SCORM in this new way, content can in fact reside on social networks and report across domains to an LRS that is part of your LMS. by Jonathan Shoaf. Last Thursday was the kick off of project Tin Can.


Tin Can API, the evolution of SCORM


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.




This standard is being developed by Rustici Software (with a world-wide active community participating and contributing) for Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) – the keepers of SCORM. However, ‘Experience API’ is ADL’s official name for this standard.

What is xAPI?


The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. We can now learn anywhere: while travelling to work, doing our jobs, or socializing with friends. Over the past three years, xAPI has emerged as the hot new standard for delivering online training.

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Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning


eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. The answer is simple.

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


For instance, people learn a lot of new things everyday on social networks. These experiences would include each and every interaction of learners with your course as well as learning that happens outside the LMS such as in simulation environments, social media or even in daily conversation.

What is Tin Can?


Mobile learning, simulations, virtual worlds, serious games, real-world activities, experiential learning, social learning, offline learning, and collaborative learning are just some of the things that can now be recognized and communicated well with the Tin Can API. ADL (the keepers of SCORM) is the steward of this new specification aka “the next generation of SCORM.”.

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


When ADL created SCORM trainers weren’t thinking about these things yet. Modern learning software offers learning tools like live webinars, interactive quizzes, audio files, social interactions, and more. Even ADL, the company that created SCORM, has moved onto a different model.


The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Starting with a solid, well thought out course design process, can bring the freedom and creativity to integrate many tools that combine the traditional distance learning environment with social networking, interactivity, multimedia, gamification and skill based learning for all learners.

Don’t forget “fun”?

Kapp Notes

Fellowship: Game as social framework. While each of those are interesting experiences and many relate directly to instructional concepts like discovery learning and social learning theory (Bandura). Also, an ADL study indicated that a simulation/game did not have to be entertaining to be instructional so maybe “fun&# is not an element but if we look at motivating learners to participate than fun is an element…so more pondering is needed.

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What is Tin Can API?


The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. We can now learn anywhere: while travelling to work, doing our jobs, or socializing with friends. Over the past three years, the Tin Can API has emerged as the hot new standard for delivering online training.