Standard Options Apply
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
I’m going to lay out options for how we can approach standardization and the reasoning behind them. In August, 2014 I participated in one of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) monthly meetings. This particular one was special, as we were formally reviewing the Project Authorization Request (PAR) for the Experience API to become a formal standards project. As the leader of this standards effort, I want to hear what you have to say.
eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
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.
What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?
AUGUST 3, 2016
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.
New SCORM standard: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) #TinCanApi
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 5, 2012
This evening I attended a webinar by ADL: the new standard (project TinCan) kickoff. The ADL will launch it in June. The next step is the adoption of the standard by authoring tools and LMS. This standard will enable next generation e-learning for a lot of people.
What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?
AUGUST 3, 2016
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. The post What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL? DISC Open Source Standards
Project Tincan: What should SCORM 2.0 look like?: Participate!
Challenge to Learn
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
They do a project for the ADL to investigate what the next version of SCORM should look like. SCORM is the standard of the e-Learning industry and now and then we say less nice things about it, but it is our guarantee (most of the times) that content from our authoring systems will actually run in most LMS, and that the learners progress and results are tracked and reported. Today I was interviewed by Ben Clarck from Rustici software.
The Community Responds
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
In almost every comment on the blog and sentiments shared with me via emails and Skype and instant messages, there’s near universal support for a modular approach to standardization. A fourth standard to cover retention policy, privacy, protection, access, delegation and security. What must be accommodated in terms of privacy and security, at a standards level, is unclear. Community Experience API / "Tin Can" Standards
DECEMBER 22, 2015
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.
Simple Anatomy of SCORM-based E-Learning
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
On top of that, I found out about the ADL initiative and the Department of Defense involvement in the specification. eLearning Standards eLearning Blog API LMS eLearning AICC SCORMBy Jonathan Shoaf. I remember the first time I heard the term SCORM.
xAPI Communities of Practice
JANUARY 8, 2015
Last year, ADL began organizing Communities of Practice around the design considerations and implementation of xAPI in different contexts. Yesterday, Ben Betts announced his leadership of a Badges Community of Practice , and I was both surprised and elated to see all the different groups coordinating with ADL. Click here to learn about ADL’s Communities of Practice for xAPI.
Answers: How Do I Get Started With xAPI?
NOVEMBER 13, 2014
NOVEMBER 23, 2012
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
Webinar: Future of eLearning – The Death of the LMS and eLearning s Next Generation of Tools
APRIL 17, 2017
Have you heard of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), SCORM, or XAPI? In last week’s webinar we heard from the team that created these standards in eLearning.
ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter
APRIL 8, 2010
News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/08/2010 ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter eFront is an LMS commited to international standards.
LEARNNOVATIONS ~ Looking Back, Looking Forward
DECEMBER 31, 2013
” “ ADL is considering how to provide soldiers on the battlefield with the information they need at the precise moment of need.” ” “ The community is often both a standard’s greatest asset and greatest obstacle.”
Why the Experience API (xAPI) Is Crucial to Your eLearning Success
AUGUST 12, 2015
The Experience API (xAPI) is an updated standard for tracking eLearning; it shows a more complete picture of your learners’ activity than SCORM does. xAPI was created by Rustici Software to replace SCORM (an earlier set of technical standards for eLearning software products).
xAPI, LRS – The Interview
JANUARY 12, 2015
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.
Day 2 @LSCON, Nice keynote and I finally understand TinCan, Experience API, Scorm, ADL, IACC and CMI-5…….
Challenge to Learn
MARCH 14, 2013
CMI-5 and XAPI (Tin Can API), Bill McDonald , Kris Rockwell It took me a while to figure the meaning of TinCan and I understood the impact it can have on our learning community, but I never understood why we have two competing standards (Scorm and AICC), and now there is a new standard emerging CMI-5 based on TinCan. The AICC developed in the early 1990 the AICC standard. Later on the ADL was formed and they wanted a more extended standard, based on the AICC specs.
Standards and success
JULY 20, 2009
Apparently, Google has recently opined that the future of mobile is web standards. I’ve been reflecting on the benefits that standards have provided. What worked for networks was the standardization on TCP/IP as a protocol for packet transmission. What worked for email was standardization on the SMTP protocol. HTTP standardization has been good for the web, where it’s been implemented properly! But it’s having standards that matters.
Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM
SEPTEMBER 5, 2006
You want to implement your courseware to the SCORM standard if you plan to have it launched and/or tracked under an LMS. SCORM is a fairly easy standard to deal with especially since most people are fine with a single SCO that does only single score/completion reporting. What about other Standards? There are a bunch of other standards by ADL (who is responsible for SCORM ), IMS , IEEE LTSC including CORDRAâ„¢ , LOM , Meta-data , etc.
Tin Can API, the evolution of SCORM
MAY 27, 2015
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.
Marc My Words: Beyond SCORM – A Welcome New Direction by Marc J. Rosenberg
Learning Solutions Magazine
MARCH 7, 2011
While the LMS and SCORM may not be dead, they do not address the complexities of new learning design strategies and their transcendence of technical standards. Marc reflects on the history of standards and comments on the new ADL Future Learning Experience Project. Content Management Design Strategies Development Strategies Future Trends Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies
A Glance Back at xAPI; A Look Ahead at Data Ownership
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
None of us standards nerds are used to the market so quickly adopting what we create. So… good job team: we standards nerds knocked out something that industry is super excited about and, in some respects, ready for.
xAPI Shifting to 3rd Gear
AUGUST 3, 2015
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.
A SCORM-Certified LMS Helps Companies Score
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
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.
What is Tin Can API?
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Over the past three years, the Tin Can API has emerged as the hot new standard for delivering online training. While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, Tin Can has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences.
What is Cmi5? A new set of rules for xAPI
MARCH 2, 2017
SCORM has long been the most common standard for eLearning content. In recent years another standard has emerged that has breathed new life and possibilities into the way in which your content can interact with your LMS and wider eLearning ecosystem.
Why SCORM 2004 failed & what that means for Tin Can
APRIL 15, 2013
Sign #3: ADL itself heavily supports Tin Can as the successor of SCORM.. In other words, the added benefits from the standard were unbalanced by its complexity. Nothing is perfect though as ADL admits . Freedom and Standardization are opposite forces.
Slow Cooking – Our First Year of MakingBetter
JANUARY 2, 2015
When we first launched MakingBetter on January 7, 2014, it was with the intent that we’d mostly focus our efforts on a few small projects and workshops while beginning standardization work on xAPI with IEEE-LTSC.
xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) continues to be a huge supporter of the community as the current stewards of the spec itself. Skillaware leverages a few interesting specs and standards, like BPML, DITA and xAPI, in compelling ways. We aren’t freaking out — we are FREAKING EXCITED!!! The first xAPI Camp at DevLearn, the first of four events we’re putting on hosted by The eLearning Guild , is nigh upon us.
Tin Can: My First impressions from mLearnCon 2012
JUNE 21, 2012
I attended a session by Aaron Silvers, Community Manager at Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL). ADL) who would take up responsibility of having an LRS for each person? From a business perspective – how will companies create a standard environment around this?
Building the Next Generation of SCORM
APRIL 11, 2012
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.
Track and trace Learners results. What do SCORM compliance, AICC, XAPI and CMI5 mean?
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 21, 2015
SCORM is a standard in e-Learning that makes it possible to track and trace the results of your learners in a Learning Management system (LMS). A course is SCORM compliant when it meets the requirements of the standard set by the ADL.
What are SCORM and AICC, By the Way?
MARCH 29, 2017
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.
Day 5: xAPI and more – what next for SCORM?
JUNE 3, 2016
As we approach the end of our SCORM series, in many ways it’s just the beginning for eLearning content standards. While many eLearning vendors still support AICC, the standard is usually a legacy of older platforms and businesses. In fact, other standards have already done so.
Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013
AUGUST 14, 2013
Tin Can API is a new and evolving learning technology specification (from ADL – the SCORM people). It has removed all the barriers (listed above) that existed with the previous standards. Its potential is so huge that it is fast becoming the standard for e-learning delivery.
Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
NOVEMBER 17, 2013
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’? . What are some of these systems and services that need to evolve along with Experience API in order to leverage the power of this standard?