Why SCORM is More Popular than xAPI

LearnDash

Despite SCORM being quite a dated technology, it still dominates the e-learning market. However, I think this says more about xAPI/Tin Can API than it does SCORM. There are many reasons for SCORM ‘s continued dominance that deserve discussion, but in my opinion the one often overlooked component is the marketing efforts (or lack thereof) for xAPI. First off, it can’t be overlooked that xAPI has two names (xAPI & Tin Can API).

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Leveraging xAPI Data Reporting with SCORM LMS

JCA Solutions

Leveraging xAPI Data Reporting with SCORM LMS. Data Reporting with xAPI Bridge. Traditionally, an LMS collects data through SCORM packaged content and then exports a limited amount of that data for reporting. Blog xAPI xAPI bridge xAPI data reporting

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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: 5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Be Using It

HT2 Labs

We receive many queries asking about the differences between the [surprisingly still commonly adopted] SCORM and, its modern counterpart xAPI. In a nutshell, xAPI can be considered SCORM’s shinier, more effective (and better looking) successor. Data & Analytics xAPI

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

investment if businesses are to enrich engagement. As a busy L&D professional, you want to spend more. training data, you’d have had to pay a variable fee, with the potential for spiraling costs as your business. learning on business outcomes. true business impact.

Delivering Just-In-Time Training with xAPI Bridge

JCA Solutions

Delivering Just-In-Time Training with xAPI Bridge. xAPI Bridge Makes Capturing Just-in-Time Training Data Easy. Your SCORM-compliant LMS and eLearning content serve you — and your learners — well; they are not going away any time soon.

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What is xAPI?

Degreed

The Experience API (xAPI) is a technical specification that makes it easier for learning technologies to connect to each other. How does xAPI work? We like to use a USB analogy to help describe how xAPI works. The xAPI specification works in much the same way. If tools conform to the “rules” of the xAPI specification, they can, in theory, connect to different products (e.g., Aren’t learning and business systems already able to share data?

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Podcast Episode 8: The Business Benefits of xAPI – With Mike Rustici

Talented Learning

EPISODE 8 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: The first version of xAPI was released 5 years ago. What is the relationship between xAPI and learning measurement? And what kind of real-world business benefits come from using xAPI? He’s best known as the founder of Rustici Software , where he advanced SCORM market adoption and developed its next-generation standard, the xAPI. SCORM and xAPI are perfect examples. When did xAPI enter the picture?

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Consider SCORM/xAPI now rather than later

Adobe Captivate

A very brief primer – eLearning applications are made more personal by the use of two technologies, SCORM and Tin Can. Tin Can is meant to be a replacement for SCORM and offers an increased set of tracking and measuring tools. Confusingly, Tin Can is also called xAPI (experience API) and SCORM comes in several different versions, with Cp supporting SCORM 1.2 Teachable doesn’t offer any support for Cp, xAPI or SCORM.

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Two Years of xAPI

MakingBetter

Sunday, April 26, marked two years since xAPI was released. That didn’t lead to an enduring success like xAPI. In its first year following xAPI’s release, innovative practitioners and teams began their experiments and proofs-of-concept with xAPI. Their sharing of stories caught steam and by November 2014 we began to see just want was happening in xAPI’s second year. Beyond May, what’s to come with and around xAPI is nothing short of extraordinary.

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Instructional Design Post-SCORM

Web Courseworks

Kicking off the 2017 eLearning Thought Leaders Series will be Megan Torrance from TorranceLearning on, “xAPI for Instructional Designers.” Torrance has years of experience in business consulting and project management which she now funnels into instructional design and development. The webinar will focus on the transition of instructional design practices from creating eLearning content with SCORM packages, to utilizing xAPI. xAPI will change all of that.

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eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Megan Torrance      In my  previous xAPI article  I pointed to the emergence of "geek-free tools and platforms" as the hallmark that xAPI is beginning to achieve main-stream status.   In the 1960s, Dr. Bruce Tuckman proposed a team development model that lends some structure to the conversation about xAPI.   In the early Forming and Storming days of xAPI, there were no off-the-shelf tools that supported it.

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eLearning: Is it Time to Jump on the xAPI Bandwagon?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Megan Torrance      xAPI and the Tin Can Project. Few eLearning developers have ever developed or seen an eLearning project that uses xAPI. However, given the fact that eLearning development tools and learning platforms now support xAPI, it may be the time to jump on the xAPI bandwagon.    What is xAPI? Many people say that xAPI is the next version of SCORM.   However, SCORM is outdated.

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A SCORM-Certified LMS Helps Companies Score

TOPYX LMS

Nonprofits, associations, multinationals, and businesses all rely on learning management systems (LMSs) to ensure peaceful, organized, effective operations. However, there is one thing that all social learning management systems should have in common: a SCORM certification. What Is SCORM? Have you heard of SCORM? Too many LMS users, even administrators, have no idea what SCORM (the Shareable Content Object Reference Model) is or what makes it important.

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SCORM vs. Tin Can xAPI: A simple guide to everything you need to know

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

Since the beginning of learning management systems (LMS), SCORM has been recognised as the industry-standard model for progress tracking in online courses. Traditionally, eLearning content was built with SCORM in mind. However, in recent years, SCORM has been replaced by another more future-proof, feature-heavy standard. What is SCORM and what does it stand for? Join 1000+ others with tips for a better e-learning business – subscribe now. What is xAPI?

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. While SCORM has dominated the field since it was developed, there are now new kids on the block. While many eLearning vendors still support AICC, the standard is usually a legacy of older platforms and businesses. I was recently asked about what advantages AICC offers over a standard like SCORM. eLearning now: Tin Can (xAPI).

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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 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. My job was to help author SCORM 2004, focusing on how to develop content that would work in SCORM systems. on a side note – I – me, was always told that xAPI and Tin Can are one in the same).

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What is SCORM? xAPI? TinCan? AICC? A review of the LMS acronyms

Ed App

Here we will take a look at AICC, SCORM, and XAPI (Tin Can), define what each one is and see when each might be an ideal solution for your business. In 2014, the AICC decided to dissolve, but before that, they were working in making content compliant with cmi5, a new standard that is actually a set of rules for XAPI and is itself a working standard. SCORM . SCORM 1.2 SCORM 1.2 Read-write Interactions: SCORM 1.2 SCORM Pros. XAPI Pros.

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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. AICC and SCORM – The Core Standards of eLearning. SCORM stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model. Over the years, SCORM has seen various improvements and version updates. and SCORM 2004.

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Why are we still talking xAPI?

Ideaon

What is xAPI? According to xAPi.com “The Experience API (or xAPI) is a new specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline). So, as it is still critical, let’s do a quick primer on xAPI. 4 reasons to choose xAPI. With xAPI in online training, you can track any learning interventions happening in your online training environment. xAPI vs AICC vs SCORM.

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6 Brilliant Reasons To Adopt An xAPI-Enabled LMS

ProProfs

Now xAPI (Experience API), also known as Tin Can API, found its way into this list. Considering the significant benefits it offers, there is no surprise why everyone is going gaga over how xAPI can impact the online training landscape. Even though it’s still in its nascent stage, xAPI is creating a great impact on the learning industry. Within a relatively short span of time, many vendors now offer varying degrees of support for xAPI.

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5 Real Benefits of Using xAPI

LearnUpon

xAPI was touted as the future of eLearning back in 2013 when it was first introduced (named Tin Can at the time). It was intended to be SCORM ’s successor. xAPI has some awesome benefits that you should know about and avail of. It can do what SCORM does. One of the major benefits of xAPI is the lack of disruption its adoption will cause you. xAPI can do everything that your SCORM 1.2 In fact, it does it better than SCORM.

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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, 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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xAPI’s Tipping Point for Both Community & Industry

MakingBetter

Since last year, I worked with IEEE to standardize the Experience API (xAPI) specification. Most of my work is with the IEEE-LTSC but recently a few other IEEE standards groups expressed interest in using xAPI. They’re looking at xAPI because it provides a way to share data across devices, related to people, in a way other systems can understand. This is exciting stuff for everyone with a hand in making xAPI what it is. Second, an xAPI Camp is happening.

What is XAPI And How Should You Use It?

KnowledgeAnywhere

Now there’s a way businesses can track as much as 100% of learning experiences. It’s called xAPI. What is XAPI? xAPI allows for deeper tracking of learning. xAPI also makes it easy for learning and development teams to see self-directed learning in action. The “x” in xAPI stands for experience and represents this software’s ability to capture learning experiences which was not always possible. What are the benefits of xAPI?

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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. But SCORM 1.2 In most cases, SCORM 1.2

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How to convert a PowerPoint to SCORM

LearnUpon

SCORM is the dominant eLearning standard. Convert your PowerPoints to SCORM. This can be a really pragmatic approach for a lot of businesses. Converting PowerPoints to SCORM. There are other formats such as AICC, xAPI, but SCORM is still the dominant player.

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3 xAPI learnings from LSCon: start small, iterate, build an ecosystem

Experience API

After attending a number of xAPI-focused sessions at Learning Solutions Conference plus attending xAPI Camp before LSCon kicked off, I was astounded to see such a clear theme emerge when it comes to the spec. For xAPI practitioners, the recommendation is to “crawl, walk, run.”. This was a theme echoed by RISC , HT2 Labs , TorranceLearning , Watershed , xapiapps , Riptide Software and our very own Chris Tompkins in his session, “ xAPI in your RFP.”

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SCORM Supports It But How About Your LMS?

JCA Solutions

SCORM Supports It But How About Your LMS? Is there any way you can possibly get your SCORM courses to launch and track like you need, fast, and on the LMS you’ve got? Enter Simple SCORM LMS Adapter. The Simple SCORM LMS Adapter (SSLA) lives up to its name. What SCORM?

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What’s the best SCORM compliant LMS to choose in 2020?

Elucidat

You know you need a SCORM-compliant LMS. And what does SCORM-compliant actually mean? In this review, we compare the main SCORM-compliant LMSs to help you make your decision. SCORM: A quick overview. SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model. It’s a set of standards that set out how an elearning course must be built in order to be considered ‘SCORM compliant.’ What is a SCORM-compliant LMS? The most widely used are SCORM 1.2

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Y Is xAPI So x-Zillerating?

ATD Learning Technologies

xAPI promises far more than its predecessor, the SCORM standard, which tracked e-learning activity in learning management systems. While xAPI is not new in its technology, it is gaining greater traction in the L&D field because of what it gives us: the ability to share across platforms as well as the capacity of measuring far more than e-learning modules. xAPI starts with the learning record provider. Take a look inside “Making Sense of xAPI.”

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What is SCORM & Decoding Its Importance For eLearning

ProProfs

You encounter the term “SCORM” and start thinking, “What does it mean? There are many like you who aren’t aware of SCORM and what it can do for elearning. When it comes to online learning, “SCORM” and “SCORM compliant” are common things. . What is SCORM? SCORM is an acronym that stands for “Sharable Content Object Reference Model”. SCORM ensures the interoperability between online learning software. Among the varied variants of SCORM, SCORM 1.2

Your First xAPI Project: Go Big or Go Small

ATD Learning Technologies

Sick of SCORM yet? At the ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition , you’ll see more xAPI (Experience API) in action than ever before: more sessions, more vendors, and more real working examples that take you beyond the confines of simple SCORM e-learning tracking. xAPI is an open specification for storing and retrieving records about learners and sharing that data across platforms. ” and the TD at Work, “ Making Sense of xAPI

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Y Is xAPI So X-Zillerating?

ATD Learning Technologies

xAPI promises far more than its predecessor, the SCORM standard, which tracked e-learning activity in learning management systems. While xAPI is not new in its technology, it is gaining greater traction in the L&D field because of what it gives us: the ability to share across platforms as well as the capacity of measuring far more than e-learning modules. xAPI starts with the learning record provider. Take a look inside “Making Sense of xAPI.”

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xAPI/TinCan@work – A collaborative exploration by Asiapac organisations facilitated by Learning Cafe

Learning Cafe

TinCan/xAPI the new learning standards that make 70:20:10/ Performance Support/ Personal Learning Records feasible. It is the successor of SCORM 2004/1.2 TinCan or more correctly xAPI (Experience API) has been announced but parts of it is still evolving. The business impact is still nascent as learning technology vendors incorporate xAPI into their platforms. Information about xAPI/Tin Can is available at the ADNET web site.

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What is SCORM? A Simple Guide for those new to eLearning

LearnUpon

SCORM has become so widely used, it’s often referred to as the default or de facto standard of eLearning. But SCORM’s confusing name and technical nature make it difficult for some eLearning professionals to understand. Not only do you have to search for a great LMS , you have to decide if you need to create SCORM courses. Understanding “what is SCORM?” Here are the basics you need to know to answer the questions, what is SCORM? What is SCORM?

Beyond the Hype – 5 Practical Applications of xAPI for Online Learning

DigitalChalk eLearning

Beyond the Hype – 5 Practical Applications of xAPI for Online Learning. In today’s blog, we want to take the mystery out of xAPI and show you some of the benefits xAPI can bring to your online learning solution. of a company’s payroll expense, is a vital component of any business struggling to maintain employee job skills and retain top talent. We believe that xAPI could be just what you need. What is xAPI? Why use xAPI?

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