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.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. Now, thanks to new learning standards, and new ways of using older ones, that promise may be here. New Standards May Provide the Answer. Standards to Advance Mobile Learning.

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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. AICC paved the way for standardizing the interoperability of elearning content.

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Track and trace Learners results. What do SCORM compliance, AICC, XAPI and CMI5 mean?

Challenge to Learn

Do you want to buy a LMS or an authoring tool and are you wondering what the best option is for tracking the results of your learners? 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).

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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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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.

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. Tracking should be opt-in when possible.

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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’? . Traditional vendors are largely adopting at the SCORM parity level and using Tin Can as a better way to track formal training programs.

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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. One case is building a one-off course that needs simple tracking/reporting and will never run under an LMS. In these cases, I'm not tracking and likely it's not under the LMS.

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.

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.

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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.

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. The Department of Defense’s ADL initiative decided upon a version, to move things forward, and thus was born SCORM.

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LEARNNOVATIONS ~ LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD

Learnnovators

Most of those (gamification features in rapid e-learning tools) are either simple tracking systems with badges or lame games.”. We have to get rid of the notion that if learning isn’t tracked it’s not formal or not valuable.”.

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. You can of course also track traditional elearning with xAPI.” -@AWerkenthin. StephenPVictor tweeted that “xAPI allows you track a lot more learning activities than SCORM does.

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

Centralizing content and building xAPI Profiles at iFest

Rustici Software

We have been working with government entities since 2005, so it’s no surprise that we were at NTSA’s ADL iFest 2019 conference. Our eLearning distribution solutions provide ways to support these next-gen standards within systems that learning departments have already deployed.

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

Trivantis

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).

LEARNNOVATIONS ~ Looking Back, Looking Forward

Learnnovators

” “ 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.”

What is Cmi5? A new set of rules for xAPI

LearnUpon

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.

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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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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 is SCORM? xAPI? TinCan? AICC? A review of the LMS acronyms

Ed App

In this article, we’ll take deeper dive into the differences between three very popular eLearning standards. For some reason most eLearning standards have developed with acronyms, so even establishing exactly what you’re talking about can be a challenge. Standardized Archiving.

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Day 5: xAPI and more – what next for SCORM?

LearnUpon

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.

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What’s next? Continued progress on products and upcoming events

Rustici Software

And we’re doing equally important work outside of our products by participating in the evolution of the L&D industry and tracking where it’s headed to better support our customers. Later this month, we’ll be attending and presenting at ADL’s iFest conference.

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What is xAPI?

LearnUpon

Over the past three years, xAPI has emerged as the hot new standard for delivering online training. While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, xAPI has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences.

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SCORM vs. Tin Can xAPI: A simple guide to everything you need to know

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

Since the beginning of learning management systems (LMS), SCORM has been recognised as the industry-standard model for progress tracking in online courses. However, in recent years, SCORM has been replaced by another more future-proof, feature-heavy standard.

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How xAPI is Re-Shaping Modern Workplace Learning?

Origin Learning

It was originally a research project that was awarded to Rustici Software by ADL. To summarize, xAPI enables learning administrators to track offline learning or learning that the learner participates in outside the core LMS/learning platform like mobile apps or games.

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DevLearn Thoughts: Is Game Based Learning Misunderstood?

Bottom-Line Performance

There’s no way to track learner activity in games, so I can’t use it. If an activity is happening outside of the LMS, learner activity could not be tracked. That means games pose the same danger in learning as standardized tests do for children in school.

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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xAPI Shifting to 3rd Gear

MakingBetter

Between November 2014’s xAPI Hyperdrive and the xAPI track at DevLearn 2014, we hit our stride. 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.

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Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

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). Fortunately, the ADL effort wasn’t a total loss.

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