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

LearnUpon

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. Organizations that implement AICC have typically been around for a while and began using it when it was still common.

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Distribute courses to LTI LMSs with Content Controller v2.1

Rustici Software

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. If you want to create your content using all the neat features and xAPI-based results tracking available in, say, cmi5, you can still make it available in an LMS that only supports SCORM 1.2.

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What is a Learning Management System? (2019 Update)

Docebo

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). Tin Can/xAPI: xAPI (formerly Tin Can API ) is an e-learning software specification that allows learning content and learning systems to speak to each other, recording all types of learning experiences, which are then recorded in a Learning Record Store (LRS).

Real (e)Learning Heroes

Clark Quinn

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. Other initiatives include xAPI, sponsored by ADL to address gaps in SCORM. While there are people who claim to be leaders in elearning (and some are), there is another whole group who flies under the radar.

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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.

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The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

Looking for systematicity, the aviation industry created a subcommittee to develop standards for Computer Based Training: the Aviation Industry CBT Committee (AICC). And then the IMS (an initiative of Educause before being spun out as an independent effort) started creating standards, as did the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the major body in the US responsible for computing standards. So, does xAPI replace SCORM? .

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. 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). xAPI (Tin Can).