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. xAPI, being open-source and licensed as Apache 2.0, doesn’t require ADL’s permission for us to do this. That’s a feature, not a bug — we licensed xAPI in this way so that it couldn’t be trapped in US DoD the way SCORM was. ADL’s announcement about our collaboration can be found here.

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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. xAPI, being open-source and licensed as Apache 2.0, 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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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. SCORM and xAPI are both still just fine. ADL’s funding has been reduced substantially in the short-term.

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Standard Options Apply

MakingBetter

This post is for vendors, developers and implementers of the Experience API and for anyone who may one day create something with xAPI. The choices made soon will ultimately impact what you will be able to do with xAPI 3, 5 and 20 years from now. 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.

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.

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. What happened at xAPI Camp Amazon? We got Sean Putman to come in from Detroit to talk about what he all did with Altair’s software and xAPI. Russell Duhon talking about what it takes to run xAPI in Enterprise… at scale.

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LTDX Q&As: Fitting standards in a learning ecosystem

Rustici Software

In a flexible learning ecosystem, what is the relationship between xAPI and SSO? xAPI is the standard used to track and capture activity from the systems users are accessing. xAPI includes the concept of Agent Profiles to help solve for this.

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 […]. The post Filling in xAPI’s Most Important Gaps appeared first on MakingBetter. 2017 is a year that is really testing our capacities and limits.

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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. We’re thrilled to be one of the first companies included on the xAPI Adopter Registry and the only company so far to have two conformant LRSs–both SCORM Cloud and SCORM Engine passed the xAPI LRS Conformance Test Suite. Announcements LRS News Spec Effort Standards xAPI

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Transitioning from SCORM to xAPI

Web Courseworks

On October 5 th , 2017, the Department of Defense announced that its eLearning curricula would adhere to xAPI standards rather than the more traditional SCORM standards of the eLearning industry. If a large government body that used to require the use of SCORM standards in their eLearning is willing to take the plunge, the rest of us might take a moment to consider doing so ourselves. It completely misses the point of adopting the xAPI standard.

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xAPI Communities of Practice

MakingBetter

Last year, ADL began organizing Communities of Practice around the design considerations and implementation of xAPI in different contexts. There are many ways xAPI can be applied — how one designs and develops best really depends on the use case. 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.

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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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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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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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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An explanation of cmi5 in (mostly) plain English

Rustici Software

It’s all too common to hear someone say “cmi5 is the bridge between SCORM and xAPI” around the office. Behold: cmi5, which provides a way to move from SCORM to the more modern xAPI specification. Essentially: cmi5 = LMS + xAPI data. Source: ADL cmi5 Specification.

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

Experience API

The latest DoDI advises all entities within the DoD to procure eLearning technology solutions that are compliant with the SCORM or Experience API (xAPI) specifications. After xAPI was released in 2013, it was hard for government organizations to purchase modern products as xAPI was not supported by the existing Instruction and there was no way to verify if an xAPI solution conformed to the specification. So how can I find an xAPI compliant product?

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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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Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

Anthony is an independent xAPI evangelist and Instructional Developer for the Internet of Things. If you’re an elearning professional, you’ve probably seen or heard the term xAPI countless times. But are you still fuzzy about where SCORM ends and xAPI begins? After years of educating people about xAPI (aka Experience Application Programming Interface ), I find that it is still one of the least-understood concepts in the digital learning world.

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xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

xAPI and LRS (Learning Record Stores) have been in the news and frankly everywhere within the e-learning industry in the past 1.5 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. Last heard ADL calls this new standard the Experience API? (on

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xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY

MakingBetter

The first xAPI Camp at DevLearn, the first of four events we’re putting on hosted by The eLearning Guild , is nigh upon us. The Guild helped us launch xAPI at mLearnCon back in 2012 and they have been a steadfast supporter of xAPI. Last year was the first year there was an official xAPI Track at DevLearn and, together, we are upping that ante again (…in Vegas). We may even be doing karaoke Tuesday night, after xAPI Camp, because that is how we roll.

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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. xAPI is often described as the next evolution of SCORM. While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, xAPI has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. But what is xAPI? And why do so many experts believe it will soon become the default standard for eLearning content? What is xAPI? How xAPI works.

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

Challenge to Learn

Or are you just confused by all the abbreviations like: SCORM, AICC, XAPI, and CMI5? 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. SCORM and XAPI / Tincan. We now have XAPI , formerly known as (project) TinCan. SCORM and XAPI compared. XAPI, SCORM and CMI5.

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The Role of xAPI in Creating Powerful Learning Experiences for the Modern Workforce

Origin Learning

From early adopters who used archaic systems to set up a lesson that could be shared on one computer with an instructor to guide employees, to modern workplace learning that’s focused on xAPI -enabled mobile learning; eLearning at the workplace has traveled a long way. Have you wondered how all eLearning programs follow a specific structure and adhere to standards despite being unique learning elements? AICC and SCORM – The Core Standards of eLearning. Why xAPI Matters?

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Answers: How Do I Get Started With xAPI?

MakingBetter

Getting Started with xAPI… for Everyone. The information the US Department of Defense (via ADL) has available on the Experience API , and the larger Training & Learning Architecture of which xAPI is a part, broadly paints the picture of the research and development that is being performed now and into the foreseeable future, much of which will find its way to standardization. If you’re not already on the mailing list(s) for xAPI, you should sign up right away.

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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.

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. 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. Our eLearning distribution solutions provide ways to support these next-gen standards within systems that learning departments have already deployed.

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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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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. xAPI and cmi5Introduction to cmi5 Blocks cmi5 is gaining traction across the learning space.

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How xAPI is Re-Shaping Modern Workplace Learning?

Origin Learning

xAPI or Experience API is the outcome of Project TinCan that started in 2010. It was originally a research project that was awarded to Rustici Software by ADL. xAPI’s remarkable growth and evolution as an eLearning specification is truly heralding a transformation in the way eLearning is being created and deployed globally. A Quick Introduction to xAPI. xAPI is transforming the way eLearning is being designed and deployed at the modern workplace Click To Tweet.

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An insider view of xAPI adoption figures from Rustici

Course Index

Just after our recent post about (s)low xAPI adoption in the L&D community, Rustici Software have published some behind-the-scenes figures on xAPI use in their own eLearning content delivery and testing service, SCORM Cloud. xAPI currently accounts for 1.4%

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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. On day one of our series, we learned that AICC (Aviation Industry Computer-Based-Training Committee) can be considered the first eLearning standard, used to track how learners progress through course content. While many eLearning vendors still support AICC, the standard is usually a legacy of older platforms and businesses. eLearning now: Tin Can (xAPI).

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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). However, before we talk about what makes Tin Can different from SCORM, let’s quickly recap what we these standards are.

A Glance Back at xAPI; A Look Ahead at Data Ownership

MakingBetter

” Well, my objectives with xAPI were the following: Enable data interoperability across systems. 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. I was, shall we say, “ eloquent ” in my post from September highlighting the way forward for IEEE to standardize the Experience API.

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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. Initially called Tin Can, a more formal name of xAPI was settled upon. A new set of ‘rules’ for xAPI called cmi5 is set to harness the possibilities of xAPI making it even more impactful.

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The What, How and Why of xAPI in Corporate Learning

WhatFix

who serves as the Director of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, aptly put it ‘xAPI helps us put the puzzle together’. But What is xAPI Really? To truly understand Experience API or xAPI, we need to first talk of Shareable Content Object Reference Model(SCORM) – the popular protocol that allows learning systems to speak with each other. So, in 2013, the developers of SCORM released xAPI (also known as Tin Can). How Does xAPI Work?

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). Let’s talk about the background of SCORM and xAPI for a minute. With xAPI, you can track experiences like: • Mobile learning.

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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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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?