eLearning Standards 101: SCORM, AICC, xAPI, cmi5, And IMS Cartridge

Dan Keckan

If you’ve ever had something to do with eLearning, you’ve surely come across such notions as SCORM, AICC, or xAPI. This article will break down every single one of these acronyms, explain how they came about, and what they do. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Basics eLearning Best Practices Learning Management Systems SCORM Tin Can API

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

Trivantis

The Benefits of Making Your e-Learning AICC and SCORM Compliant . To solve this problem, in 1999 the government tasked a small research laboratory, ADL, to “develop common specifications and standards for e-learning.” The lab combined the work of existing standards organizations like the AICC , IMS and the IEEE LTSC into a cohesive reference model. Today, SCORM is the de facto standard for e-Learning interoperability. SCORM versus AICC.

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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.

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? AICC goes after the same thing as what I've described above for SCORM (tracking under an LMS).

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. Standards are good. When standards are well-written, they support a basis upon which innovation can flourish.

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Distribute courses to LTI LMSs with Content Controller v2.1

Rustici Software

Here at Rustici Software, we work with a lot of different standards. SCORM 2004, AICC, and xAPI-based “Tin Can” packages, as well as custom content using our Rustici Cross Domain API (we called it SDXD at the time). SCORM 2004, or AICC. As of Content Controller v2.1 , you can also share your content as an IMS LTI tool provider. Nearly every LMS supports at least one of those three standards, so we felt like our bases were covered.

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3 reasons your LMS should be LTI-compliant

Rustici Software

The IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI®) standard prescribes a way to easily and securely connect learning applications and tools with platforms like learning management systems (LMS), portals, and learning object repositories on your premise or in the cloud, in a secure and standard manner and without the need for expensive custom programming. See all of the IMS-certified LTI tools here. Here at Rustici, we value standards.

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SCORM vs. LTI: what’s the difference?

Rustici Software

Recently, we updated our products Content Controller and Rustici Dispatch to allow them to export content as LTI, which is a valuable feature for those in the academic space (years ago, we added this feature to SCORM Cloud Dispatch , and already Rustici Dispatch and Content Controller allowed you to import SCORM, xAPI, cmi5 or AICC content and export it as SCORM and AICC to other platforms). LTI is focused on connecting learning systems in a standard way.

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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. eLearning past: AICC. 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.

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Flash Quiz Tools

Tony Karrer

And, Quizmaker allows you to track your results with your standards based Learning Management System as Quizmaker output is SCORM and AICC compliant. Questions and items can also be imported from MS Word, IMS QTI, Respondus, rich-text, and other formats. Rapid Intake Flashform Rapid eLearning Studio creates interactive Flash-based AICC or SCORM-conformant e-learning courseware. Update June 2008 - added one free flash quiz tool based on a question I received.

Four Industry Announcements

Kapp Notes

Users can choose to filter the database by key product features including category, deployment method, licensing options, and standards supported. I’ve seen something like this before… What makes the eLearning Atlas unique compared to other industry guides is the ability to search for products by specific standards, and the breadth of products represented. All of the e-Learning specifications are captured- from SCORM and AICC to IMS, PENS and LETSI RTWS.

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

In order for social media platforms to totally eclipse the function an LMS plays, they would be forced to support interoperability standards like SCORM, AICC or Common Cartridge. For example, see the blog page here: [link] – in this page there is a link to an IMS Common Cartridge published by Pearson, as well as specific content from the cartridge “mashed-up&# into a blog (a QTI Assessment and a secure, Basic LTI launch of an eBook).

Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

If you want to dive deeper into the standards – for example, e-commerce – don’t ask – do you offer e-commerce? When do I find out if they offer my standard features? SCORM/AICC/PENS/IMS. Q: Are there any systems that are less than 50K that are very good/contain the standard features? Those that don’t are due to: Your tool works only with SCORM 2004 3rd edition, and your LMS only accepts AICC.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

The deliverables of the design phase will typically include: Design Document – will identify objectives and goals, instructional approach, implementation strategies, detailed curriculum, content outlines for all instruction and will establish all design standards. Open Standards. Standards are important to the extent that systems need to be interoperable, easily maintained and scalable. There are really two basic standards issues.

2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

eLearning 24-7

A few systems pitch that they have full mobile learning capability, especially with the iPad including the angle that you can see it full screen rather than the standard universal look – which shows up similar to the smartphone look – i.e. small. AICC/SCORM/IMS. Initially I was going to provide a list of all my award winners including web conferening, stand alone mobile learning, etc.,

Let's Junk the Jargon

Breakthrough eLearning

Our plug-and-play open architecture approach facilitates interoperabilty and is based on industry standards for Web deployments (XML, SOAP or AQ) and supports major learning standards (AICC, SCORM, IMS, and IEEE)." A recent Chief Learning Officer magazine electronic newsletter carried a press release about Thomson Learning and Tata Interactive Systems collaborating on a new project called the Thomson Learning Lot.

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LIVE BLOG - Craig Weiss 'eLearning 2020' Seminar

Unicorn Training

Focus questions (as voted for by delegates around the table): 4) Tin Can Replacement for SCORM/AICC. What have they done within the 'big four' parameters of SCORM/AICC. Benefits in short term are more around technical standards and content aggregation. CW - Im not really seeing 3D as a big thing. Live updates throughout the day from Craig Weiss' 'eLearning 2020' Seminar at The Kia Oval. The End!

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

The first official eLearning content standard, AICC was developed by the Aviation Industry CBT Committee in 1993 as a CD-ROM based standard. A predecessor to SCORM, AICC was difficult to work with and many steps were required to get content in the format running in a learning management system (LMS). 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.