Cloud-Based vs. Open Source Training Management System – Pros and Cons

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

The nice thing about Moodle is that it is a free, open-source option that comes with a ton of really awesome features such as, heat-map of errors, essay plagiarism support, activity completion report, and high interoperability which allows you to create your own plugins to use with Moodle.

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, 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. To make implementations of xAPI interoperable, we can’t limit the responsibility on LRSs.

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What You Missed at TRYxAPI – ATD ICE

MakingBetter

What Nick and the team have put together is a highly usable and useful means to understand not only what xAPI does for businesses — it identifies the open source tools that are freely available for people to use on their own to literally try xAPI in their own organizations with a blueprint for how to replicate those case studies. Community Experience API / "Tin Can" Open Source

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 In 2003, the eLearning startup I worked for shuttered its doors as our customers moved to adopt SCORM, and we had no idea how to do that. These conversations became something we called “ BAQON ” — a Brokered, Anonymous acQuaintance Open Network. on a side note – I – me, was always told that xAPI and Tin Can are one in the same).

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Taking cmi5 adoption further by developing a Conformance Test Suite

Rustici Software

Over the years, our folks have participated in the working groups for, and the development of, standards as ubiquitous as SCORM, as forgotten as RTWS, and more recently xAPI. In 2010, we were awarded a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) from ADL to modernize SCORM Communication, an effort that became known as Project Tin Can, and ultimately xAPI. Since cmi5 was first released in 2016, there’s been a missing piece that has slowed its adoption.

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

MakingBetter

The tl;dr : Like hardware, w hen it comes to data, if you can’t open it, you don’t own it. If you can’t open it, you don’t own it. ” 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. Adopting the Experience API is supposed distribute power and opportunity — not create a new hegemony.

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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?

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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Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

10 Common Myths About Open Source. Open source LMS Totara topped our list of 2016 learning industry thought leaders. Weekly posts explore multiple topics, including best practices in onboarding, compliance training, social learning and LMS reporting, and of course, definitive open source thought leadership. Bill Cushard is a brilliant business strategist who understands the relationship between learning, software adoption and customer success.

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

Experience API

Questions: What is the common identifier that allows the xAPI to connect the data provided by the ‘activity provider’ to a specific user in the LRS? Answer: xAPI allows for learners to be identified by email address, Open ID or an account on some system, such as an LMS. How do you best see xAPI interfacing with an LMS? Which LMS platforms out there today best interface with xAPI? Open Source LRS. Is there an open source LRS?

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With Gratitude…

MakingBetter

We launched an online journal, the xAPI Quarterly , kickstarting the publishing arm of our business, Connections Forum , and we ran our first events, xAPI Camps that each were co-created with our participants. Grateful for the xAPI Community. It’s the xAPI community I want to talk specifically to now. There are a myriad of reasons why 2015 was good for Megan and I, but the one reason that stands out is the incredible gains in xAPI’s adoption that happened this year.

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Learning analytics examples: 5 case studies of data insights in action

Learning Pool

The Experience API (xAPI for short) is far more than just an update to SCORM, the popular standard for tracking data from a learning management system. xAPI opens up a whole new world of possibilities for learning analytics.

Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Mike’s company is leading the world towards adoption of the Tin Can API, the successor to SCORM. Learnnovators: In this age where most learning happens ‘informally’ (through on-the-job-learning and peer-learning), how well do you think the early adopters of Experience API support informal learning? Mike: Early adopters are broken into two categories, traditional e-learning vendors and new market entrants. Early adopters trusted us that this was real.

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MIKE RUSTICI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Mike’s company is leading the world towards adoption of the Tin Can API, the successor to SCORM. Learnnovators: In this age where most learning happens ‘informally’ (through on-the-job-learning and peer-learning), how well do you think the early adopters of Experience API support informal learning? Mike: Early adopters are broken into two categories, traditional e-learning vendors and new market entrants. Early adopters trusted us that this was real.

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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. This has me reflecting deeply about what kind of future with xAPI we need to enable. However, we have to also be mindful of the billions of dollars to be invested in xAPI going forward. xAPI is about data interoperability.

Learning Record Store (LRS) Guide: Basics You Need to Know

KnowledgeAnywhere

An LRS is an integral element in the process flow for utilizing the Experience API (xAPI) standard by ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). The LRS is uniquely designed to help systems store and retrieve xAPI statements and other forms of xAPI metadata from other systems.

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Guardian of the Coast

CLO Magazine

xAPI is Changing Everything. A key outcome of this partnership has been the Coast Guard’s adoption of Experience API (xAPI), which is a specification that organizations can use to collect data about a wide range of learning experiences that individuals have completed. The open-source platform lets users define their learning experiences in simple language (i.e., “I Profiles & Case Studies career development military private sector xAPI

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Making Sense of Responsive E-Learning Design

Learnnovators

What are the best strategies for adopting responsive design while designing learning for a multi-screen world? We are excited to see the emergence of a new (open source) authoring tool for developing responsive e-learning content. The Quote. The reality is that responsive design is part of the equation for certain types of content; and it’s a consideration moving forward.

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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. Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment): Open source learning platform mostly implemented in education settings. One of the main benefits of open source platforms like Moodle is that they’re free and can be highly customized.

Learning and Development Glossary

Petra Mayer

It became widely adopted in the 1990s. The CMI5 is a profile for blending the xAPI specification with the learning management system. It involves a set of rules for xAPI which narrow the ‘umbrella’ or extensive specification to enhance its adoption rate in the industry.

What is a Learning Management System? (2019 Update)

Docebo

LMS adoption has been on the rise for the past several years all around the world. Content Integration and Interoperability: Learning management systems should support learning content packaged according to interoperable standards such as SCORM, AICC and xAPI (formerly Tin Can). Open Source: Generally, open source learning management systems are free and online-based.

Docebo vs Canvas: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

Comparing Moodle vs Docebo, the latter is exclusively created for fast and easy adoption, the software makes it easy for users and offers round-the-clock access with its support team. Comparing Docebo vs Canvas LMS, the latter is exclusively created for fast and easy adoption.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

You’ll find excellent guidance from sources like Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs , along with online courses from sites like Coursera, Digital Marketing Institute and LinkedIn. 10) Open Source Gains Legitimacy in Extended Enterprise Learning. New year.

Docebo vs Moodle: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

In this debate of Moodle vs Docebo, Moodle comes out as an open-source cloud-based learning management system and is very well known between students and teachers. Docebo comes up with an easy course creation feature to add video, SCORM, and xAPI packages. Introduction.

eThink’s 2018 Year In Review

eThink Education

eThink continues to expand our Moodle client base and work closely with Moodle HQ to extend the product and support Moodle adoption and the open-source community. Our team is dedicated to driving the Moodle product forward by educating the market on the advantages of the open-source product and supporting the Moodle product and community in every way that we can. Spreading the Word about Open-Source, Moodle & Totara.

10 Benefits of Moodle based Learning Management System (LMS)

Hurix Digital

More and more organizations across the globe are adopting learning management systems (LMS) to supplement their learning and training requirements. A Moodle based LMS can support all latest eLearning standards such as SCORM and Tin Can/xAPI. The fact that it is open source implies that it is open to scrutiny, and developers from all over the world can access and modify the codes and make it more secure. What is an LMS?

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10 Best Tin Can API LMS of All Time

ProProfs

Watch: What Is xAPI (Experience API) aka Tin Can API – Features and Benefits Explained. Tin Can API can help you source the data from multiple sources at one time. Ability to draw content from various sources. Blackboard Learn is a SCORM and xAPI-compliant LMS.

What is eLearning?

LearnUpon

It’s also used by organizations to train their partners and customers to increase adoption, retention, and ultimately, revenue. There are several different types of LMS’s that you can choose from, such as cloud-based, open source, commercial, and installation-based. Over the past couple of years, xAPI has become the popular new standard for delivering online training. xAPI will essentially give you a holistic understanding of your learners’ experience.

SCORM Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Answered by Experts

learnWorlds

What is the difference in the production process between SCORM, HTML5, and xAPI? Similarly, if you produce an LMS it is certain that your clients will want to import content from a number of different sources into that LMS. Here is everything you need to know about SCORMs.

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HT2 Labs Release ‘The HT2 Labs Guide to Learning Experience Platforms’

HT2 Labs

The HT2 Labs Guide to the Learning Experience Platform offers context around the LXP, why it is fundamentally different from the previously adopted LMS, and how to use implement and manage it effectively. Learning Locker is the world’s most installed xAPI-ready Learning Record Store, enabling you to truly understand the real-world impact your workplace learning is having on talent development.

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Top 29 Learning Management System Features You Should Consider

LearnUpon

2: Open source vs. Commercial Open source LMSs are ‘free’ and commercial ones incur a cost. Open source LMSs require installation, hosting, maintenance and regular upgrades to keep them running.

Top 29 Learning Management System Features You Should Consider

LearnUpon

2: Open source vs. Commercial Open source LMSs are ‘free’ and commercial ones incur a cost. Open source LMSs require installation, hosting, maintenance and regular upgrades to keep them running.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around. Notable contributions include SCORM and xAPI. Often contrasted with the ADDIE process, the Agile design method emerged in the 1970s and became widely adopted in the 1990s. An eLearning content authoring tool is a software package which content developers use to create and package eLearning course content using SCORM or xAPI standards. Open Source Software.

Publishing Success with Digital First Publishing – Part 2

Magic EdTech

In our first blog on the evolution of digital first publishing Publishing Success with Digital First Publishing , we discussed how the publishing industry led by decreased sales in education textbooks initially adopted a general digital first workflow. SCORM 2004, AICC, or xAPI). Adapt : In 2014, three European companies (Learning Pool, Sponge UK, and Kineo) rolled out Adapt, a free open-source elearning HTML5 authoring tool that supports the development of responsive courses.

The 19 Best Learning Management System (for 2021)

learnWorlds

During the last decade, there has been a major increase in the adoption of elearning technology. It offers an open, friendly and flexible learning environment with the ability to create personalized learning paths for students. Section 508, and xAPI/Tin Can API.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

5) Why pick open source as an extended enterprise learning foundation? Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara. Franchise Training Adoption – With Trista Kimber of Hooters. 8) How is xAPI transforming enterprise learning analytics? Business Benefits of xAPI – With Mike Rustici of Watershed.

Podcast 35: How Advanced Reporting Transforms Training – With Tamer Ali

Talented Learning

However, for a variety of reasons, learning leaders have been slow to adopt advanced reporting as a practice. When we developed Crowd Wisdom, many organizations were trying to make academic or corporate or open source platforms like Moodle work for extended enterprise learning.

eFront at the 2017 H5P Conference

eFront

We hooked up eFront with a great content creation toolset, and to the even greater community behind it, opening up eFront users to H5P content creation, and H5P developers to a leading enterprise training platform. A quick reminder for the perplexed: H5P is a free open-source standard (plus a framework and a set of tools for working with it), with which you can create, share and reuse interactive multimedia content for desktop and mobile platforms.