What is Connections: xAPI?

MakingBetter

UPDATE: Connections: xAPI is cancelled for March 2015. We may well do something like a conference or a “camp” around xAPI and as we get ready, if you’re on our mailing list or contact us , we’ll keep you posted. The full Connections: xAPI site is up! When we’re at a large tradeshow, people often approach us to talk about the applications of xAPI in solving their company’s problems.

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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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Flash Player will no longer be supported after December 2020.

Ideaon

And sail to a new flash-devoid future. Adobe has an an End-of-life page , an obituary to Flash. Open standards such as HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly have continually matured over the years and serve as viable alternatives for Flash content.

Migrating from Flash to HTML5 – Part 1

ePath Learning

. The Adobe Flash Player is going away at the end of 2020. That means that your Flash-based courses will fail to play on web browsers, resulting in a frustrating learning experience. Why is Flash going away? Most web browsers are already phasing out support for Flash.

How to Publish to xAPI (Tin Can) with Articulate Storyline 3

LearnUpon

In this guide, we show you how to publish your Articulate Storyline courses in the xAPI format. xAPI, also known as Tin Can, was intended to be SCORM’s successor. That hasn’t happened just yet, but, there are lots of reasons to use xAPI over SCORM , most notably that it’s a more reliable format. Once you have finished creating your content, carry out the following steps to create xAPI courses, ready to be uploaded to your LMS (if your LMS supports xAPI of course). (We

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How will Flash’s demise affect your SCORM courses?

LearnUpon

Support for Adobe Flash Player ends in 2020. And as Flash has been integral to eLearning for over 20 years, it’s retirement will have a significant effect. Currently, you can export SCORM packages to Flash, HTML, or both. Flash is the most popular output type, so it’s likely that your courses are SWF Flash-based. It allows learners to launch SCORM and xAPI courses from their browser. Don’t create any more course content that is Flash SWF based.

Flash is Dead: Long Live HTML5 for eLearning

LearnUpon

Adobe Flash technology has helped support the delivery of online multimedia content for nearly two decades. Three popular eLearning formats are also largely dependent on Flash technology for their delivery medium: SCORM, Tin Can (xAPI), and video. Flash will be allowed to die in 2020 as Adobe ceases to support the standard. Extensive use of Flash makes this development a concern for those of us working in the eLearning industry. The troubled history of Flash.

Online multimedia content in e-learning: Flash vs. HTML5

Matrix

The last few years had witnessed a strong debate over the two technologies that make possible the embedding of multimedia content files in a web page: Flash and HTML5. Apples, aka Flash. Flash is a mature technology that runs well on all browsers, including older versions of Internet Explorer, which some businesses still use. Flash is the best — at least for now — on interactivity and video content production.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

A newer standard than even xAPI, Caliper is somewhat less ambitious than xAPI in the number of use cases considered and APIs specified. As Martin is one of the xAPI originators, this could foreshadow future synergies between the two standards and help xAPI get out of the Trough (see below). CHEST-Web Courseworks xAPI pilot. xAPI: We are big believers in xAPI. xAPI has not reached the “plug and play” productivity of SCORM.

5 Eternal eLearning Trends That Have Stood the Test of Time

Adobe Captivate

SCORM was succeeded by xAPI, also known as Tin Can API as well as Experience API. xAPI or Tin Can was considered an improvement over SCORM because it enables learners to collect data online and offline, while helping track learner progress and use content through a multitude of software suites, in addition to certain other features. Flash to HTML5 Conversion. Flash is dead. But, Flash didn’t die all of a sudden. This hastened Flash’s imminent doom.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Then came Experience API (xAPI) and CMI5. What about Flash? A lot of eLearning content is at least partially Flash-based and famously mobile devices have shunned the playing of Flash content. But they have been able to afford to do that because of the features of HTML5, many of which make the Flash player obsolete. In addition, most of the authoring tools that produced Flash content, like Captivate and Storyline, now produce HTML5 content as an alternative.

Pooja Jaisingh – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: What changes/shifts do you foresee in the support for animations and complex simulations in this ‘No Flash’ age? Most of the authoring tools allow you to publish your courses to HTML5 format along with the Flash format. Pooja: Adobe Captivate has a strong round-tripping workflow with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Audition, and Adobe Flash, which allows the e-learning team to seamlessly work together on the same project.

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2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

A newer standard than even xAPI, Caliper is somewhat less ambitious than xAPI in the number of use cases considered and APIs specified. As Martin is one of the xAPI originators, this could foreshadow future synergies between the two standards and help xAPI get out of the Trough (see below). CHEST-Web Courseworks xAPI pilot. xAPI: We are big believers in xAPI. xAPI has not reached the “plug and play” productivity of SCORM.

Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

BrightCarbon

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to handling legacy Flash eLearning content. This page has all you need to know to on how to rapidly republish or recreate your courses to adapt to the imminent end of Flash at the end of 2020. What is happening to legacy Flash eLearning content?

Different Ways Of Leveraging SCORM Cloud In e-learning

Wizcabin

Although there have been debates on which content standard type is better between xAPI and SCORM , the choice is yours to make. By using SCORM Cloud in e-learning, you can test your course content and ensure that they adhere strictly to your content standards (xAPI, SCORM, or AICC). Utilize SCORM Cloud For xAPI Content. With SCORM Cloud integrated with LRS, you can get started with xAPI, with ease. Below are a few ways of utilizing the SCORM cloud for xAPI content.

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John Blackmon – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

John: Introducing creative concepts like Responsive Course Design, being the first to market with new technologies like xAPI continue to keep Lectora ahead of its competitors. Learnnovators: At a time when the learning industry is leaning towards HTML5, you bundle Flypaper (a tool for developing Flash interactions and animations) into Lectora. John: Actually, Flypaper was bundled with Lectora in 2010, when Flash creation was still extremely relevant in the industry.

SCORM vs. Tin Can (xAPI) vs. AICC: What’s the difference?

eLearningMind

Before we get into how SCORM, Tin Can (also called xAPI, or meaning Experience API), and AICC are different, let’s start with what they all have in common: a complicated acronym (AICC is a doozy), and standards and specifications for eLearning content that is compatible across multiple platforms.

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eLearning Modules will Die… and 70:20:10 will hold the Smoking Gun

Learnnovators

In effect, elearning modules have matured through their heady ‘Flash driven teenage days’ and are in the prime of their life… which makes their inevitable demise even more tragic. When talking about technology and learning it’s hard not to think about elearning modules. They’ve been the bread and butter of digital learning solutions for decades and the industry behind them has helped many, including myself, feed our families.

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Raptivity Classic vs. Raptivity 2020 Comparison

Raptivity

It has only Flash output And HTML5 output. It has Flash and HTML5 output . SCORM/xAPI . and xAPI compliant. It uses Flash editor for interaction customization. Due to Flash sunset coming soon, it would soon have its support stop by late 2020. Features .

POOJA JAISINGH – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: What changes/shifts do you foresee in the support for animations and complex simulations in this ‘No Flash’ age? Most of the authoring tools allow you to publish your courses to HTML5 format along with the Flash format. Pooja: Adobe Captivate has a strong round-tripping workflow with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Audition, and Adobe Flash, which allows the e-learning team to seamlessly work together on the same project.

Tom Kuhlmann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: What changes/shifts do you foresee in the support for animations and complex simulations in this ‘No Flash’ age? Often they expect that what worked in Flash should work the same in HTML5 and that’s just not the case. What made Flash so valuable is that a single player controlled the playback.

TOM KUHLMANN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: What changes/shifts do you foresee in the support for animations and complex simulations in this ‘No Flash’ age? Often they expect that what worked in Flash should work the same in HTML5 and that’s just not the case. What made Flash so valuable is that a single player controlled the playback.

ERIC SCHUERMANN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: What changes/shifts do you foresee in the support for animations and complex simulations in this ‘No Flash’ age? Eric: Java, responsive design and HTML5 are gaining traction in the marketplace due to mobile’s increased popularity and the decreased support for Flash. ABOUT ERIC SCHUERMANN (Director of Global Sales, Trivantis Corporation Inc): Eric Schuermann is Director of Global Sales at Trivantis Corporation Inc.

The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

For interactivity, we originally used Flash, and now have HTML 5 as a more secure and reliable replacement. With the advent of Flash, many authoring tools started creating output that could be played by the Flash player, which meant you didn’t need special software to use the courses (if your IT org would support you having it). ADL decided to create a new standard, the Experience API (xAPI; originally known as Tin Can). So, does xAPI replace SCORM? .

Janhavi Padture – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Can produce both Flash and HTML5 output to meet the different requirements. 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. At Harbinger, Janhavi has been involved in strategy, marketing, CRM and new product initiatives including Raptivity, YawnBuster and TeemingPod.

JANHAVI PADTURE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Can produce both Flash and HTML5 output to meet the different requirements. 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. At Harbinger, Janhavi has been involved in strategy, marketing, CRM and new product initiatives including Raptivity, YawnBuster and TeemingPod.

Paradiso Solutions presents its Top 10 eLearning development companies for 2020

Paradiso

Outputs in CBT, FLASH, SCORM, HTML5 etc. You can publish SCORM- and xAPI- (Tin Can) compliant courses. If you’re looking for content development you must wonder which are the best eLearning development companies in the market.

Here is the List of Top 10 eLearning development companies for 2021

Paradiso

Outputs in CBT, FLASH, SCORM, HTML5 etc. You can publish SCORM- and xAPI- (Tin Can) compliant courses. If you’re looking for content development you must wonder which are the best eLearning development companies in the market.

SCORM vs AICC: how do they compare?

Elucidat

It was designed for Flash. SCORM was originally intended for Flash-based courses, which aren’t a popular option now that support for Flash is fading. What about xAPI? xAPI is a step up from SCORM in terms of what it offers.

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Easygenerator has made all the right choices

Challenge to Learn

We already facilitate content curation in a unique way and we will extend the number of content types that we support: best practices, flash cards, how to documents and more. The Fosway report: “ Publishing xAPI is starting to truly differentiate authoring systems ”. Easygenerator has built in XAPI from the moment of launch recognizing that this technique is the future of tracking and tracing. We are ready to implement CMI5 (new SCORM successor based on xAPI).

Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: What changes/shifts do you foresee in the support for animations and complex simulations in this ‘No Flash’ age? Eric: Java, responsive design and HTML5 are gaining traction in the marketplace due to mobile’s increased popularity and the decreased support for Flash. ABOUT ERIC SCHUERMANN (Director of Global Sales, Trivantis Corporation Inc): Eric Schuermann is Director of Global Sales at Trivantis Corporation Inc.

Paradiso Solutions presents its Top 10 eLearning Content Development companies for 2018

Paradiso

Outputs in CBT, FLASH, SCORM, HTML5 etc. You can publish SCORM- and xAPI- (Tin Can) compliant courses. If you’re looking for content development you must wonder which are the best eLearning development companies in the market. This is the main reason why we did a deep research to help you make the right choice. Content development is something that a lot of companies and institutions are looking for and is not very easy to find.

Learning and Development Glossary

Petra Mayer

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.

A Conversation with John Blackmon of Trivantis

Kapp Notes

And he regularly speaks at various eLearning industry events on topics ranging from xAPI to Responsive Design, and has a patent pending on his work for Responsive Course Design. Blackmon: The move away from Flash for eLearning was much faster than most had anticipated, mostly fueled by the rise of iOS devices. Although Lectora never used Flash as a publishing format, it did use many Flash clips for interactions and media, so many changes had to be made to accommodate the difference.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

Peak of Inflated Expectations: xAPI and Badges. At the big eLearning conferences this year, roughly 50% of sessions and exhibitor booths were focused on either xAPI or Badges. We project that Badges will reach the Plateau of Productivity before xAPI, simply because Badges is a less ambitious standard than xAPI that clearly meets the very common use case of tracking completion of a learning activities across different platforms. In xAPI’s favor, the U.S.

Top 10 authoring tool in 2020 delivering engaging digital learning content

Paradiso

2004), AICC, HTML5, xAPI/TinCan , cmi5, and LTI. . Also, one time publishing is required with Lectora and the rest of the content will be automatically detected if Flash or HTML5 media supports.

SCORM 101: The Definitive Guide to Choose a SCORM Compliant LMS

learnWorlds

xAPI (also known as Tin Can API or Experience API), the next generation of SCORM, has already made its appearance as one of the newest elearning standards and its companion cmi5. Does SCORM require Flash? No, SCORM doesn’t require Flash.

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2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

Peak of Inflated Expectations: xAPI and Badges. At the big eLearning conferences this year, roughly 50% of sessions and exhibitor booths were focused on either xAPI or Badges. We project that Badges will reach the Plateau of Productivity before xAPI, simply because Badges is a less ambitious standard than xAPI that clearly meets the very common use case of tracking completion of a learning activities across different platforms. In xAPI’s favor, the U.S.

Publishing A SCORM Course with Articulate Storyline 3

LearnUpon

We also support another eLearning standard called xAPI , which might be a better option to choose. The main choice here is between HTML5 and flash. We’ve written in the past about the demise of flash and how that will affect your SCORM courses – in short: You should choose HTML5! FLash. So HTML5 will be used on new browsers and if your learners use a legacy browser it’ll fallback to flash. *A If you do plan on using it, then use xAPI rather than SCORM.

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Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

The SCORM package itself is a zip file that contains all of the media contents a course is made from, including things like SCOs, HTML and Flash files. 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. Once a specification has been recognized by an official body, it becomes a standard, like AICC , SCORM or Tin Can xAPI.