A Q&A with the Queen of Customizable Courseware

eLearning Brothers

Today I sat down with Chris Willis, Senior Product Manager for Customizable Courseware , and got the scoop on this growing catalog of fully built, fully customizable training courses. Chris lives and breathes Customizable Courseware and is a huge part of how quickly we’re building our catalog for you. When we first brought up the idea of Customizable Courseware to you, what was your reaction? Opening up a Customizable Courseware module is basically like Christmas, right?

How xAPI Benefits the Learner

eLearning Brothers

xAPI has been a buzzword among eLearning professionals for a while, and rightly so. The data xAPI provides can be very gratifying for an instructional designer, and allows us to help our learner even more. With xAPI we can get better data to help us look at the results and the outward impact of what we’re doing, not just what learning modules were looked at. xAPI—a catalyst. Let us show you how xAPI can transform your learning.

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xAPI - Look Before You Leap

ICS Learning

Unless you have been living under a rock in the training and development world, you have probably heard someone utter the words xAPI, TinCan API, or Experience API – though xAPI is by far its most common name. Like many companies that are exploring options for developing custom courseware, xAPI may be piquing your curiosity. However, without any real knowledge of xAPI, how do you know if the pros outweigh the cons, in your specific situation.

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A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book

Kapp Notes

I received a notice in my in-box the other day about a new self-published book that discussed the idea of something called Lean-Agile Courseware by Raytheon. If you are interested in a copy of the ebook (and it’s worth reading) you can download a copy of Agile Courseware here it is available in ePub format and it has the following number ISBN 978-0-692-66522-0. Kapp: You’ve just released an eBook called Lean-Agile Courseware, what is the book about?

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.  Along comes xAPI.  Is xAPI here to stay?

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Courseware LMSs – Good or bad for the industry?

eLearning 24-7

The Courseware LMS Approach – Early days and today. When courseware LMSs first started showing up back in the day, it was just about the courses. . First off, there are vendors out there who pitch they are an LMS when in reality they are a courseware provider that has some type of learning platform. Secondly, there are courseware providers who are all about the courses. In other words, a courseware LMS with micro courses as the primary.

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. cmi5 SCORM Standards Evolution xAPI

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5 Considerations Before Choosing an LMS

eLearning Brothers

Are all your courses published for the xAPI (TinCan) standard? The downside of prepackaged courseware is that you are forced into taking it as is, with little to no ability to customize it to your branding needs. Customizable Courseware eLearning Featured Learning Management System Resources Resources customizable courseware lmsIn today’s world of incredible technology, there seems to be a myriad of products for every need.

Your First xAPI Project: Go Big or Go Small

ATD Learning Technologies

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. This has made many learning professionals eager to get started with xAPI. Sick of SCORM yet?

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LTDX Q&As: Fitting standards in a learning ecosystem

Rustici Software

In a flexible learning ecosystem, what is the relationship between xAPI and SSO? xAPI is the standard used to track and capture activity from the systems users are accessing. Related to xAPI, SSO is going to play the role of identifying the learner or “Actor” in the xAPI statement.

Your First xAPI Project: Go Big or Go Small

ATD Learning Technologies

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. This has made many learning professionals eager to get started with xAPI. Sick of SCORM yet?

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What Is A Learning Record Store (LRS)?

Riptide Software

Last year, he designed and implemented a new eLearning courseware program enabled by a Learning Record Store. Learning Record Store LRS xAPITim is an Chief Learning Officer at an enterprise corporation. An executive meeting was scheduled for today, and Tim was excited to present the results from his new learning program.

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

The year saw many interesting developments directly impacting e-learning in areas like: Courseware Authoring Tools. 2013 was an exciting year for e-Learning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies. We started the year with our own forecasts through ‘ Top 11 Disruptive e-Learning Technologies ’, many of which, when we look back, turned out to be accurate.

TOP 9 E-LEARNING PREDICTIONS FOR 2014

Learnnovators

The year saw many interesting developments directly impacting e-learning in areas like: Courseware Authoring Tools. Social Learning Qualcomm Rapid e-Learning Development Responsive E-Learning Design Tin Can API video-based learning xAPI2013 was an exciting year for e-Learning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies.

Import, play and track media with video, audio and PDF support in SCORM Cloud

Rustici Software

Now, you can upload and track more file types , including MP4s, MP3s and PDFs, alongside your traditional eLearning courseware and keep everything in one place. . Use xAPI statement forwarding to send the cmi5 completion and duration data to third-party analytics software.

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ERIC SCHUERMANN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: Learning today happens across multiple devices, and there are many challenges that courseware developers face (such as device-relevant interaction models). ABOUT ERIC SCHUERMANN (Director of Global Sales, Trivantis Corporation Inc): Eric Schuermann is Director of Global Sales at Trivantis Corporation Inc. He has been serving the company for 14 years in various roles. Trivantis is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with offices in Paris, London, and Beijing.

Tom Kuhlmann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: Learning today happens across multiple devices, and there are many challenges that courseware developers face (such as device-relevant interaction models). ABOUT TOM KUHLMANN (Vice President, Articulate Community): Tom Kuhlmann is the Vice President of the Articulate Community, which he has been running for the past six years, with a focus on building a committed group of rapid e-learning developers.

TOM KUHLMANN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: Learning today happens across multiple devices, and there are many challenges that courseware developers face (such as device-relevant interaction models). ABOUT TOM KUHLMANN (Vice President, Articulate Community): Tom Kuhlmann is the Vice President of the Articulate Community, which he has been running for the past six years, with a focus on building a committed group of rapid e-learning developers.

Janhavi Padture – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: Learning today happens across multiple devices, and there are many challenges that courseware developers face (such as device-relevant interaction models). ABOUT JANHAVI PADTURE (V.P., Strategy & Research, Harbinger Knowledge Products): Janhavi has over 17 years of experience in the Information Technology field with a focus on web development, project management and marketing.

JANHAVI PADTURE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: Learning today happens across multiple devices, and there are many challenges that courseware developers face (such as device-relevant interaction models). ABOUT JANHAVI PADTURE (V.P., Strategy & Research, Harbinger Knowledge Products): Janhavi has over 17 years of experience in the Information Technology field with a focus on web development, project management and marketing.

Recorded training: Adobe eLearning Basics: Enabling Tracking

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Adobe eLearning Basics: Enabling Tracking Description: Ability to track learner performance is utmost important for eLearning courseware developers. Adobe eLearning Evangelist, to learn how to publish and deploy your eLearning and mLearning courses effortlessly to leading xAPI, SCORM, and AICC compliant LMSs. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Sr.

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The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

They wanted a standard, took a plausible set of standards from the work, and called it the Standard Courseware Object Reference Model (SCORM). ADL decided to create a new standard, the Experience API (xAPI; originally known as Tin Can). Lee] [viewed] [the troubleshooting video]), the xAPI provides a way for systems to provide data about what people do. First, you need to either select products that are instrumented to generate xAPI, or add code to your systems to do so.

Learning Management System – LMS

Ed App

A top-level LMS comes with a free library of reputable, thoughtful, expertly-designed courseware. xAPI / TinCan. The Experience API (xAPI) aka TinCan protocol is an eLearner standard, so it can be used across a variety of technology platforms. What is an LMS? .

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LT20UK—that’s a wrap!

Rustici Software

We talked to a lot of content publishers that were excited to learn about some of the options we offer to help share courseware to 3rd party systems. We talked a lot about SCORM, LTI and certainly, xAPI.

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Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: Learning today happens across multiple devices, and there are many challenges that courseware developers face (such as device-relevant interaction models). ABOUT ERIC SCHUERMANN (Director of Global Sales, Trivantis Corporation Inc): Eric Schuermann is Director of Global Sales at Trivantis Corporation Inc. He has been serving the company for 14 years in various roles. Trivantis is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with offices in Paris, London, and Beijing.

Increasing complexities in the modern learning ecosystem

Rustici Software

One question we received during our chat really helps set the stage for the tools we use to help our customers solve problems: “How do I manage my content and data in a way that enables me to take advantage of xAPI across the different xAPI maturity levels of our learning tools?”. From there, if you’re ready to start building xAPI content natively, Content Controller enables you to start using xAPI in your organization even if your LMS doesn’t support xAPI.

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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. Responsive design is essential for software and courseware intended for use on mobile devices. Once a specification has been recognized by an official body, it becomes a standard, like AICC , SCORM or Tin Can xAPI. Popular eLearning content standards include AICC, SCORM and xAPI.

Ask a learning architect: Is it time to break up with your LMS?

CLO Magazine

There’s never been a greater demand for technology-based learning, and traditionally, the LMS was a titan of this sector — the one-stop shop for e-learning curriculum, courseware, assessments and student management. Using xAPI — and associated measures and analyses—right has a big impact.

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eLearning Content Distribution Made Easier

JCA Solutions

They think that buying “standards compliant” courseware means that it will work like we all want it to. And with xAPI courseware coming soon to a training system near you, I’d bet it’s about to get even more confusing before it gets simpler.

Stop Choosing the High Chair

MakingBetter

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last four years learning how to talk about xAPI to senior leaders in organizations. If only we could support iPhones.” “ If only we could get the evaluation data we needed.” “ If only we didn’t have to build courseware.”. If you want to argue how something like xAPI isn’t learning (or just fill-in-the-blank isn’t learning), because it’s more about performance… who else in the business cares about that academic debate?

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Extending your learning network: What you need to know

Rustici Software

How will users access your courseware? Your courses should support the eLearning standards like SCORM, AICC or xAPI. Last week I had the opportunity to participate in the Learning Collective web series headed up by our friends at RISC.

Year in Review, Looking Forward

ICS Learning

Starting this year, NIST will have the courseware available to the public (via our Inquisiq LMS platform). Courseware conversions remain a specialty as we work with a variety of companies to help update and redevelop their existing training modules; such as improving interactivity and engagement, adjusting assessments to be more accurate, and enhancing features such as HTML5 compliance. We will continue to help push support and adoption of the xAPI (TinCan) specification.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Why xAPI? or Why Should I Care About xAPI? How the Experience API (xAPI) is an enabler. Technology discussed in this session: Experience API (xAPI), games, simulations, and HTML5. Michael’s team has been driving the efforts at the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative on the Experience API (xAPI); he researches, strategizes, designs, and makes xAPI solutions and products. How to personalize Customizable Courseware for maximum impact.

How to Refine Your Flash courses in HTML5 Conversions

42 Design Square

Flash to HTML5 conversion may be good opportunity to redesign your existing courses into more effective and efficient courseware. The HTML5 requirement opens up your existing courseware to be available across multiple devices and modern browsers. LMS Publishing Standard: xAPI or TIN CAN offers more options to deploying your courses on the LMS; check with your LMS administrator if you can publish to this standard as it will further extend your elearning outreach.

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

Talented Learning

Wiley Acquires Knewton, a Provider of Affordable Courseware and Adaptive Learning Technology. 14) xAPI May Never Arrive. Almost every one of those organizations said they wanted an xAPI-compliant LMS. How are you using xAPI now?” New year. New decade.

At a crossroads: the intersection of higher education and corporate training

CLO Magazine

If you want to provide your content to higher education institutions, it’s highly recommended that you consider using LTI to integrate or share your courseware. The stark lines between higher education and corporate training in the e-learning space are starting to blur.

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. 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. This is a “profile” for using the xAPI specification with learning management systems. Popular eLearning content standards include SCORM, xAPI, and AICC.

What Is E-Learning Today?

looop

At the turn of the century, the capability to develop and create more engaging forms of e-learning started to come through, and vendors became better at providing courseware that was at least more visually appealing. We’ve also evolved our understanding of the language we use when it comes to e-learning and how unhelpful it is for organisations to think of it in terms of features and formats and whether or not it is SCORM compliant or enables xAPI.

Top 10 LMSs for 2017, Part 1 (10-6)

eLearning 24-7

It isn’t fair to look at a courseware LMS (where the LMS is a toss in and thus will be more streamlined and not as robust as some might want) and compare it to an LMS that is robust and not in that sub-genre. . 10 Grovo – It is a courseware LMS that meets a need in the industry, specifically the courseware LMS market, where folks are seeking a learning platform as a component to the purchase of the content/courses contained within (as the primary). .