Standard Options Apply


I’m going to lay out options for how we can approach standardization and the reasoning behind them. In August, 2014 I participated in one of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) monthly meetings. This particular one was special, as we were formally reviewing the Project Authorization Request (PAR) for the Experience API to become a formal standards project. The PAR wasn’t approved by the LTSC in that August meeting.

xAPI’s Tipping Point for Both Community & Industry


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. Right now, these groups don’t have a way for devices to talk to each other that all the different players can agree on. This is important as xAPI moves into standardization and wider adoption.

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


The frustration of accidentally buying a Blu-ray movie and realizing it won’t play in your DVD player? 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.