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. The post What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL? DISC Open Source Standards

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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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Standard Options Apply

MakingBetter

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.

Responding to recent ADL funding news

Experience API

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last couple of weeks learning about some things that are happening with ADL (the governing body for SCORM and closest thing we currently have to a single steward for xAPI right now). Some funding things happened at ADL, but ADL will continue to do work on xAPI and with the xAPI community. ADL’s funding has been reduced substantially in the short-term. In the end, standards and specifications are a documented form of consensus.

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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. As Stephen Johnson tells us, in his book Where Good Ideas Come From , the openness of standards fosters innovation. . Standards provide several benefits. Learning Standards.

Looking back at ADL’s virtual iFEST conference

Rustici Software

Once again we were excited to participate in NTSA’s ADL iFEST conference. iFEST brings together eLearning experts to showcase projects accomplished during the last year and pushes the group to set forth guidance for the industry about the standards and the technologies we all use.

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What is the AICC Standard and How is it Relevant to My eLearning Plan?

Docebo

These universal specifications set forth by the AICC soon reached far beyond the aviation community and into the corporate training world, making AICC the first elearning standard in the world. CMI-5 compliance is the successor to AICC, and the good news is that CMI-5 conforms to the newest standard, experience API (xAPI). AICC paved the way for standardizing the interoperability of elearning content.

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LTDX Q&As: Fitting standards in a learning ecosystem

Rustici Software

xAPI is the standard used to track and capture activity from the systems users are accessing. Is xAPI now taking hold as the current industry standard for digital learning media, or is SCORM still the dominant standard across most ecosystems?

ADL funding news won’t really impact SCORM

Rustici Software

Today on the xAPI working group call, ADL shared some news about their funding over the next 12 months. ADL continues to house information about SCORM on their websites, and it’s still the best place to go to understand the state of SCORM adoption and certification. If I had to guess, I would bet that about 1% of ADL’s attention goes to SCORM. The post ADL funding news won’t really impact SCORM appeared first on SCORM - . SCORM Standards Evolution

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ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter

eFront

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. Now, ADL acknowledges our support for the latest development of SCORM by approving Epignosiss submission to become a SCORM 2004/4th edition adopter. CONGRATULATION TO EFRONT TEAM AND ADL ORGANIZATION FOR YOUR COOPERATION DAN COMMITMENT.

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Day 2 @LSCON, Nice keynote and I finally understand TinCan, Experience API, Scorm, ADL, IACC and CMI-5…….

Challenge to Learn

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.

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ADL xAPI Conformance Test Launches, SCORM Cloud and SCORM Engine are Conformant LRSs

Experience API

Recently, ADL (the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative) launched the xAPI Adopter Registry , which lists xAPI Adopters and Conformant LRSs. Personally, we have been involved in the learning standards community since 2002 and in that time have come to understand the true value eLearning specifications provide in ensuring interoperability. The post ADL xAPI Conformance Test Launches, SCORM Cloud and SCORM Engine are Conformant LRSs appeared first on Experience API.

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Standards and success

Clark Quinn

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.

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 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. I’m not a standard specialist. Up til now standards represented boundaries for me, boundaries we could not cross. Scorm is finally going to catch up with the current times.

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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. The major aircraft manufacturers of the time, Boeing, Airbus, and McDonnell Douglas, got together and formed the AICC to come up with a standard way for courses to communicate results to an LMS.

SCORM – Set of Standards that make Courses and LMS Compatible

Paradiso

SCORM is nothing but a set of standards that make the two i.e. the courses and the course-carrier LMS compatible with each other. It is more or less the same way the bulb and a socket are compatible, i.e. they fit the same standards. 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.

Project Tincan: What should SCORM 2.0 look like?: Participate!

Challenge to Learn

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.

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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’? . 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?

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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’? 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?

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Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM

Tony Karrer

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.

Filling in xAPI’s Most Important Gaps

MakingBetter

Politics, natural disasters, cyber security threats, budgets… even ADL has hit some road bumps. We formed the Data Interoperability Standards Consortium (DISC) a few years ago specifically to hedge against disruptions to ADL’s capacity for spec stewardship so that the people who rely […]. 2017 is a year that is really testing our capacities and limits.

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Open Source E-Learning Development 20: Reusable E-Learning Object Authoring & Delivery Suite

The E-Learning Curve

Tags: e-learning ADL content development e-learning tools IMS RELOAD SCORM spcifications standards

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. The Design Cohort program that began in 2013 became so well attended and populated that it couldn’t be supported by ADL anymore — they just don’t have the resources to do it on their own. 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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The Community Responds

MakingBetter

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

cmi5: All About Blocks

RISC

The ADL and U.S. Department of Defense have a number of projects underway, including a cmi5 test suite, to support the goal of replacing the outdated SCORM standard with cmi5. Introduction to cmi5 Blocks cmi5 is gaining traction across the learning space.

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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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Part One: How We Decide to Do Work

Experience API

A couple of days ago, I wrote about the state of ADL and Rustici Software’s take on it. Since we started working with standards in 2003, we’ve been active within the community and try to build software that spares customers having to deal with the standards. ADL’s guiding hand. For most of the last 15 years, ADL has been the primary organizing force in the corporate elearning standards space. And to ADL, would you approve of that?

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. Announcements Best Practices Spec Effort Standards xAPILast week, the Department of Defense (DoD) signed the updated DoDI 1322.26 Distributed Learning (DL).

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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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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, in addition to the technical aspects, it is also important to have constructive discussions on the potential applications of this new standard in the learning and performance management landscapes. However, ‘Experience API’ is ADL’s official name for this standard.

Can we create a standard data format across the U.S. Fed?

Mark Oehlert

" So the question is, without yet working thorugh the entire paper, is - does this represent another group and/or effort that ADL/SCORM/CORDRA should be drawing on and working with to accomplish its goals? What would be the impact on the e-learning marketplace if we saw the development of such a set of standards (excuse the LETSI cross-posting ). There was a recent article in Computerworld entitled "Let’s turn the federal government over to bloggers."

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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Simple Anatomy of SCORM-based E-Learning

Integrated Learnings

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. I was a software developer working on a quizzing product that needed to export data to a variety of e-learning systems. It was suggested we should support SCORM.

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Heading to iFest? We’ll be there!

Rustici Software

We’re excited to announce that Rustici Software will be heading to iFest August 27-29 in Alexandria, VA to talk about the future of the eLearning ecosystem with ADL as well as government and industry partners. Now that the Instruction approves procuring eLearning tools that support either SCORM or xAPI it’s important to understand when to use each standard. E-learning Conferences Events Using the Standards

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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, in addition to the technical aspects, it is also important to have constructive discussions on the potential applications of this new standard in the learning and performance management landscapes. However, ‘Experience API’ is ADL’s official name for this standard.

SCORM and the Whole 2.0 Thing Again.

Mark Oehlert

ve ever met anyone, outside the DOD / ADL who doesn???t Make no mistake, I still think there is a role to be filled here but it is a role that focuses on pedagogy, design, design, design, and to a small degree any unique, technical requirements that are not being met by existing and emerging market standards. I recently posted about the SCORM 2.0

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Real (e)Learning Heroes

Clark Quinn

I’m thinking in particular of those who work to advance our standards. The initial learning technology standards came out from the AICC. Several other initiatives include IEEE (which is pretty much the US based effort on electric and electronic technology standards to the international stage), and the IMS efforts from academia. The Department of Defense’s ADL initiative decided upon a version, to move things forward, and thus was born SCORM.

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