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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Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Mike: Early adopters are broken into two categories, traditional e-learning vendors and new market entrants. Traditional vendors are largely adopting at the SCORM parity level and using Tin Can as a better way to track formal training programs. I think we mostly know how to track informal learning with Tin Can now, but there is still a long way to go in making useful information out of all that data. Tracking should be opt-in when possible.

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#ASTDTK14 Review

eLearning 24-7

ASTDTK14 zoomed into Vegas last week with about 60 vendors (est.) On the expo side, and I know ASTD Events are going to disagree with me (err, they already have via Linkedin), I wasn’t overly impressed on the number of vendors’ booths. Authoring tools vendors – pickings were slim, Adobe was present, so was Allen Interactions (Zebra Zapps), but no Articulate? Conferencing vendors – Were there any? Wi-Fi for booth vendors was horrible.

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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. The SCORM API is tested and reliable for tracking of basic information such as course completion, time spent taking a course, completion date, and post-test score. Tin Can. Experience. TIN CAN!

#DevLearn retrospective: Start dreaming about the future of eLearning

Challenge to Learn

Thanks to the TinCan API (now renamed into ‘experience API’) the technique is ahead of us (learning developers and vendors). It will be a mutual challenge for the people who are developing this standard, for vendors and for eLearning developers. The vendors.

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

MakingBetter

Vendor lock-in happens as LRSs make data LESS accessible to work with, perpetuating the scenario LMS vendors implemented with SCORM. There’s a group hosted by ADL that is working towards this. Other LRS vendors are following suit.

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mLearnCon 2012

Upside Learning

While there were several exhibitors and presenter focused around learning management, the one technical area that captured my imagination as a designer of instruction – The Tin Can API , this single major development coming from ADL.

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The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

The problem with committee work is well known; in this case vendors who participated wanted the standard to make it easy for their content to be made compliant. The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative of the Department of Defense finally had enough.

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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Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED. Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it. Many vendors hyping PowerPoint to Flash angle as key feature. Courses appearing in the market in a linear fashion, a result of people entering the space from a ILT background, it fits under this category, because vendors are not explaining the non-linear nor the true essence of WBT of courses.

What is xAPI?

LearnUpon

While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, xAPI has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. The major difference between xAPI and SCORM content is the type of learning each can track.

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SCORM – Set of Standards that make Courses and LMS Compatible

Paradiso

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.

xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY

MakingBetter

Last year was the first year there was an official xAPI Track at DevLearn and, together, we are upping that ante again (…in Vegas). Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) continues to be a huge supporter of the community as the current stewards of the spec itself. Not just anyone gets to sponsor — we accept sponsorship from vendors and organizations that are really the best-of-breed when it comes to xAPI.

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Learning Ecosystems: How to add data sources & iterate [Guide]

Watershed

In short, you’ll need: an access point for learners, a system to track data about learner activities, and a database to hold that data for analysis. It’s integrated with Workday for HR information, with all the external content vendors, and Visa’s internal learning systems.

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

LearnUpon

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. Moving beyond those limitations, xAPI can track learning in almost any context.

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

ProProfs

At some point in the past, eLearning standards were built for facilitating interoperability between content and LMS; now with SCORM and especially Tin Can API, it’s about tracking learning experiences as much as it is about interoperability. Track informal learning (simulation, games etc).

Mlearn conference Day 1

Challenge to Learn

I’m here as a participant, not as a vendor. Judy brings out a weekly newsletter (for the ADL) on mobile developments. The idea was to let vendors show pilot solutions they have built with TinCan to prove the added value of TinCan and show their commitment.

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. One case is building a one-off course that needs simple tracking/reporting and will never run under an LMS. If you won't ever need to run it under an LMS, then SCORM is overhead you don't need (see Tracking Without an LMS ). In these cases, I'm not tracking and likely it's not under the LMS.

AICC and SCORM Compliance: The Benefits for Your e-Learning

Trivantis

In the late 1990s, each learning management system had its own proprietary content format, which encouraged vendor lock-in. You had to use that vendor’s tools to create e-Learning that worked with that LMS, or your content wouldn’t play.

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What is Tin Can API?

LearnUpon

While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, Tin Can has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. Once an LMS is Tin Can compliant, it can track, store and report on relevant statements.

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Got SCORM?

ICS Learning

Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) has the complete specification (all 400+ pages of it) readily available on their site, but I was looking for a quick, “get your hands dirty” explanation that skipped all the mumbo-jumbo and would let me dive in and start trying things out. The SCORM specification, developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL – [link] is a set of rules that learning management systems (LMS) and learning content follow in order to be compatible with each other.

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Test SCORM Courses with an LMS

Tony Karrer

Here are some ideas - SCORM Test Suite One of the best things about SCORM (ADL's Sharable Content Reference Model) is that it is pretty easy to test and diagnose problems. My first piece of advice for anyone developing a course is to make sure it runs with the ADL's test suite because that gives you cover in case there are issues. Note: there have been cases where we needed to go to HTTP stream tracking software to figure out what was wrong.

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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. I’m going to ask you as vendors, entrepreneurs, developers, designers from all around the world to provide me with your counsel as I ultimately must direct the effort. If we can really spur more interest and adoption, widen the possible ways in which people can adopt, every vendor participating stands to gain in a larger market.

Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

eLearning 24-7

One of the most interesting items which presents to me an unknown variable is CMI-5, a compliance standard (formally with AICC) now headed up by ADL. Rather than go into a whole diatribe about CMI-5, I recommend you read this info on CMI-5 (put together in part from vendor RISC). Thus by saying Tin Can repeatedly, I was doing you an injustice, since in essence I was putting out a brand name by one vendor. I expect an increase in the number of LMS vendors to have responsive.

What is SCORM & Decoding Its Importance For eLearning

ProProfs

Hence, if an LMS vendor claims its software as SCORM compliant, it means that the LMS you have selected supports integration with other SCORM compliant content authoring tools used for creating courses. They came up with the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) and created the SCORM.

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Tin Can vs. SCORM: What’s It All About?

KZO Innovations

Tin Can (or the Experience API), the successor to SCORM, is an e-Learning software specification that allows learning content and learning systems to speak to each other in a manner that records and tracks all types of learning experiences. Both SCORM and the Tin Can API were developed by the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), a research group sponsored by the DoD, with help from Rustici Software.

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Webinar Q&A: Empowering Continuous Learning with the Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API

You can think of an LRS as “the part of the LMS that implements xAPI and that tracks learning activity”. Answer: There’s four different Open Source LRSs that I’m aware of: Learning Locker , ADL LRS , lxHive and TinMan. For the Bookmarket, how is the person tracked. Bookmarklets are just one way of tracking self-reported informal learning. Does all content have to be marked as tracked by the user? Is there no automatic tracking? Wellness tracking.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). Integrating with a vendor’s API can speed up the eLearning processes by automating time-consuming manual tasks like updating, deleting, or exporting lists of users. xAPI redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

When you see many of these awards from organizations – the general mass of them (but not all of them) require the vendor/company to submit an application for whatever category or categories. There is never any pay for play here – even my vendor clients are aware that they may not win best of the best. Identifies the best of the best and now identifies vendors who offer a reader discount when you purchase their product.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

The rise of mLearning has also driven adoption of the Tin Can xAPI eLearning content standard which can track far more learning activities than older standards like SCORM. RFP (request for proposal ): Document prepared by organizations to help assess LMS vendors during a selection process.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)

LearnUpon

ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning): An initiative established by the US Department Of Defense in 1999, aiming to make the delivery of online training consistent across content formats, technologies, and organizations.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

There’s no vendor who creates Moodle per say. Because (1) LMSs in corporations are primarily used to track stuff (IMHO) so until open source is truly able to slice and dice data (often custom reports) for executives they won't replace commercial LMSs. (2) I'm fairly certain that google analytics could crawl a moodle install and reveal some amazing tracking measurements. Cammy, I think you're on the right track.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Do you work for eLearning development houses (vendors) or do you work within corporate training departments? For example -- a Telecom giant that wants to get their marketing managers on board with a new system to track their every waking minute.