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.

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Rustici Engine and Rustici Dispatch are now IMS certified

Rustici Software

Rustici Engine and Rustici Dispatch have officially passed the IMS Global certification testing for Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI). Rustici Engine is conformant with SCORM, the xAPI LRS test suite, and is now also a certified platform for LTI Basic Outcomes 1.0,

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IMS Global Learning Consortium: Interoperability Standards for Education by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

xAPI, LMSs, and LRSs came about because of attention from government and corporate organizations. The IMS Global Learning Consortium provides guidance and support for. Interoperability is a major concern as platforms and technologies for learning proliferate. SCORM and the. what about the education field? learning technology in organizations worldwide. Learning Systems Management Measurement Training Strategies

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

LearnUpon

Funnily enough, Tin Can (xAPI) , which we’ll examine next, adopts a similar approach to AICC regarding the HACP and, as a result, can track data across domains, or indeed, almost anywhere. eLearning now: Tin Can (xAPI). I’ll begin with the Tin Can API, also known as xAPI, officially released as version 1.0 Pitched as a successor to SCORM, xAPI became widely adopted pretty quickly. Moving beyond those limitations, xAPI can track learning in almost any context.

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2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

IMS Caliper: Caliper is the latest standard from IMS. 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.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

IMS Caliper: Caliper is the latest standard from IMS. 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.

The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

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. 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.

3 reasons your LMS should be LTI-compliant

Rustici Software

See all of the IMS-certified LTI tools here. Since our beginning, we’ve been at the helm as the experts in SCORM, xAPI, AICC, cmi5, and now, LTI.

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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). 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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Real (e)Learning Heroes

Clark Quinn

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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Semantic Interoperability

Experience API

Because without semantic interoperability, the Experience API (xAPI) has a limited future. For us, semantic interoperability in xAPI will be achieved when there is a generally accepted information model. There’s a strong possibility that collaborative work between ADL and IMS could help a great deal. xAPI, on the other hand, is fundamentally a communication protocol applied as a specification for elearning.

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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).

SCORM vs. LTI: what’s the difference?

Rustici Software

If you’ve been familiar with Rustici Software for a long time, you’ll know we’ve helped people for a long time with SCORM and xAPI. It stands for Learning Tools Interoperability and it is a standard created by the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Governance: LTI is created and maintained by IMS; SCORM by ADL.

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The 19 Best Learning Management System (for 2021)

learnWorlds

Section 508, and xAPI/Tin Can API. Compatible with SCORM and xAPI/Tin Can API. Compatible with SCORM, AICC, IMS LTI, and xAPI/Tin Can API. Compatible with SCORM, AICC, xAPI/Tin Can API. Pros: Compatible with SCORM, AICC and xAPI/Tin Can API.

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.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

Those future trends include Spontaneous Learning Systems (SLS), Intelligent Mentoring Systems (IMS), and highly personalized learning services. xAPI allows to use to create suggested learning content just like Amazon would recommend other products to its customers and tailor our learning to meet the students needs. Will this be the year that Tin Can (xAPI) does more than just string us along? What does the future of eLearning hold? Where do you even start?

M-Learning Message Home

eLearning 24-7

We support TinCan/Experience API/xAPI. It has been around for a long time, but IM is quickly changing in the mobile landscape. In 1982 or thereabouts a wonderful movie debuted. It was about this funny looking ET thing that ate Reese’s Pieces and hung out with some kids that were annoying and went on to have less than stellar movie careers.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

If you need to create materials from scratch (rather than the upload of pre-existing materials such as documents, video, audio, SCORM or xAPI), you should choose an LMS and an authoring tool or an LCMS. A Learning Record Store is a data storage system that serves as a repository for learning records necessary for using xAPI statements. Learning Tools Interoperability is a standard created by the IMS Global Learning Consortium.