Building the Next Generation of SCORM

Integrated Learnings

This project is a first step towards the next generation of SCORM. As one of the most widely used versions of SCORM , the SCORM 1.2 Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) is leading the effort for the next generation of SCORM. Based on feedback from the community of practitioners, the next generation of SCORM will address some of the following industry issues: Ability to handle distributed content (that is not a part of an LMS). API SCORMby Jonathan Shoaf.


Tin Can vs. SCORM: What’s It All About?

KZO Innovations

There’s been buzz about the “Tin Can API” and “next generation SCORM” for some time now – but do you actually know what these terms mean and the key differences between the two? Here, we’ll define and differentiate Tin Can and SCORM to make e-Learning a whole lot clearer for you! What is SCORM? SCORM stands for “Shareable Content Object Reference Model.” SCORM is a set of technical standards for e-Learning software products.


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Reporting eLearning Results

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Before your project can be used with an LMS, you have to set up some reporting options and become familiar with the following: Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM), Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC), Sharable Content Object (SCO), and the Manifest File. Sharable Content Object Reference Model Developed by public- and private-sector organizations, SCORM is a series of eLearning standards that specifies ways to catalog, launch, and track course objects.

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Experience API – A New Form of Communication in eLearning

Infopro Learning

This learning technology bridges the digital world and the real world allowing the tracking of online and offline learning experiences. Job performance data or training data can be converged with activity streams, allowing to identify what works and what doesn’t in the online training course. So far, SCORM is the technology that e-learning industry has been using to communicate between the online learning content and Learning Management System.

What is Tin Can?


The Tin Can API is a brand new learning technology specification that opens up an entire world of experiences (online and offline). A wide range of systems can now securely communicate with a simple vocabulary that captures this stream of activities. ADL (the keepers of SCORM) is the steward of this new specification aka “the next generation of SCORM.”. SCORM has served us well, but it really doesn’t capture the entire picture of e-learning.” ~

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Adobe Captivate 7: Support for the Tin Can API

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The most widely-used LMS standard for capturing data is the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM). SCORM allows educators to track such things as learner completion of a course, pass/fail rates, and how long a learner took to complete a lesson or course. The new Tin Can API allows training professionals to gather detailed data about the learner experience as the learner moves through an eLearning course (either online or offline). See also: SCORM vs The Tin Can API.

On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

You are probably already familiar with the Sharable Content Object Reference Model, or SCORM, which is a specification that allows learning management systems (LMSs) to track e-learning user activities. The catch is that SCORM only works within the context of an LMS—it doesn’t interact with other programs. What underlies Tin Can is the recognition that not all workplace learning happens within the boundaries of a SCORM-compliant LMS.


xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program


” According to (which also exists as to suit your fanatical naming convention’s needs), “xAPI is a brand new specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline). Very different systems are able to securely communicate by capturing and sharing this stream of activities using Tin Can’s simple vocabulary.”

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Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Offline capability When your learners are always on the go, in far-flung parts of the world, internet connections vary from excellent to un-reliable and even non-existent sometimes. So you need to support offline learning capability. The learner should download the course, go and learn in offline mode, take tests and synchronize the results when net is connected back. Video streaming Moodle does not stream video effectively.

What is XAPI And How Should You Use It?


xAPI, when integrated with your learning management system, provides a more comprehensive assessment of learning because it is able to track more than conventional AICC- and SCORM-based online experiences. How is xAPI different from SCORM? SCORM , which stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model, is a useful tool that enables e-learning courses to communicate directly with the LMS. However, SCORM is limited to the 10% of learning that formal learning can provide.

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Tin Can in action


Introduction to the Tin Can API: The Tin Can API is a brand new learning technology specification that offers a simpler and more flexible way of capturing learning activities and sharing them with a variety of other systems – opening up an entire world of experiences (online and offline). A wide range of systems can now securely communicate with a simple vocabulary that captures this stream of activities. SCORM Cloud.


Playable UI, eLearning Challenges, and HapYak: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

The video streams from a video streaming service such as YouTube or Vimeo. The limitations of HapYak right now are that it 100% requires an Internet connection (no offline viewing or caching), and it is NOT SCORM-compliant. #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community.

The definitive checklist for selecting the right partner training LMS


The bit below suggests the LMS features and functionality you’ll want to look for in a partner channel LMS to get those untapped revenue streams pouring in, and ensure your partners feel confident in your offering for the long haul.

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The definitive checklist for selecting the right partner training LMS


The bit below suggests the LMS features and functionality you’ll want to look for in a partner channel LMS to get those untapped revenue streams pouring in, and ensure your partners feel confident in your offering for the long haul.

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How To Set Up LearnDash ProPanel

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Whenever your learner marks a lesson complete, takes a quiz, finishes a course , or even when he/she signs up – everything is captured in the LearnDash ProPanel Activity stream. In a way, it reduces the bridge between offline and online classes.

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How to Tell When You Need a Continued Medical Education Software


EthosCE makes the use of automated feedback, animation, video, and live streams easy in assessments, activities, and enrichment content. In addition, our platform offers: Full multimedia support, including webinars, podcasts, and live-stream integrations. SCORM and Tin Can support. Can your current learning management system: Bring offline learners into the online learning community with mobile check-ins at live events, allowing them to view online content?

12 Myths About LMS Best Practices – You Should Know


If you have a repository of offline contents, it may be a matter of few days to convert all of them into well-structured online content which the users can simply download and learn. Myth: More content means the best course: Earlier we spoke about converting offline contents into online equivalents. Tools like SCORM and Tin Can API can assist you with such analytics and allow you to create your own LMS best norms. The e-learning industry has exploded in the last few years.

Online Courses Are Golden: Can an LMS Help Your Business Cash In?

Talented Learning

To further complicate matters, let’s assume “commerce” transactions occur in one of several ways: 1) Directly within the LMS, 2) In an external clinical system, and then passed to the LMS via API integration, or 3) Offline, through sales representatives. They diversify income streams from across a content business portfolio. Analyzing performance, efficiency and profitability of these various streams helps guide the way for future expansion.

Webinar Q&A: Empowering Continuous Learning with the Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API

Another great low (zero) budget option to get started with is a free account in SCORM Cloud. Questions: Does xAPI have the way to save state or variables between learning sessions the way SCORM does? In fact it’s a lot more versatile than SCORM in this area. SCORM vs xAPI. Questions: Rather than discussing SCORM as a technology isn’t it more accurate to describe it as a language? xAPI as successor of SCORM is still a little fuzzy to me. SCORM?

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Video Learning Platforms

eLearning 24-7

1995 – Real Media arrives on the internet scene streaming an entire baseball game that probably no one watched. Video itself - streamed, recorded, edited then posted, posted without editing, etc. – may/may not include audio incl. Stream your video. SCORM compliant. Offline viewing. SCORM Compliant. SCORM Compliant. No SCORM support. SCORM Compliant. . Flashback. VHS VCR comes home – literally if you bought one.

xAPI Tutorial


Can be outside LMS, and even offline (e.g. How is xAPI different than SCORM? SCORM only tracks within a LMS and, even then, only some things (completion, success, failure, slides viewed, quiz results, etc). In thinking about the traditional course in an LMS via SCORM, you were limited to a few things (viewed it, completed it, and the score). You can track online events (websites viewed, actions taken, etc), offline events, and more!

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Tin Can compliment – but no native app and no online/offline synch. Tin Can API with online/offline synchronization – AWESOME! M-Learning offers online/offline synchronization. No Tin Can and thus no online/offline synch. No online/offline synchronization which is bizarre since education is going the way of tablets – including iPad rather than purchasing laptops and desktops. SCORM (in case you were wondering).

LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

Webinars – Live streaming or recorded. These would provide the most functionality to develop interactive SCORM or TinCan API compliant multimedia content. When creating eLearning content using content authoring tools, it is best to ensure you make sure that the LMS supports both SCORM and AICC standards for eLearning content, at a minimum. The most commonly used SCORM standard is 1.2

Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

Always make sure that the LMS supports both SCORM and AICC standards for eLearning content, at a minumum. Being able to connect with peers, discuss challenges, and have a forum for conversation improves learner engagement among association members, whether the learning is on or offline. Collaboration can also be made an integral part of the learning experience in online or offline courses by introducing a group project as part of the assessment process.

Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

eLearning 24-7

Work offline with their optional Studio Server – extra charge. Video streaming. SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, AICC. #4 The summer is nearly upon us (or in LA it is already here) which means you can expect the following in your hometown. Annoying summer related songs – from Cruel Summer to Summertime and everything else. Big blockbuster movies – some that will make you cheer and others that you will demand your money back.

Using LifterLMS to Empower 1 Million Teachers in Africa with WordPress Titan Malcolm Peralty


I was responsible for the technology side, so making sure the streaming was working, making sure the internet was working, making sure the website was working.

On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

eLearning 24-7

Right now, you have to upload the course as you would with your SCORM wrapper, where you self-upload or use the course within an online mobile platform from your authoring tool vendor. Enables people to work offline without net connection then when back online, re-synchs with SaaS platform or system. Yeah I know its not the end of the year, when such forecasts tend to show up in droves.

Top 10 NextGen LMSs for 2015-2016

eLearning 24-7

The system has the whole content stream look that I have been seeing recently – okay – over the past year – that can work in some cases and in others not so much. This is a social learning platform, where the social plays into that wall of content stream I mentioned earlier (as a fast and growing trend). Oh, SCORM and xAPI too. Ability to convert video into SCORM 1.2 Lots to get do, so little time or space for that matter. What I am seeing.

Learning Management System – LMS

Ed App

Uploading your content as SCORM makes it compatible with other learning management systems. Access and streaming are smooth due to high-performance algorithms and low-load times, with scalability issues being handled seamlessly in the background. SCORM. What is an LMS? .

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Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

Mobile learning – it might surprise you to know that 75-80% of all systems in the space, currently do not offer any type of mobile learning, the number goes up even higher for online/offline synch. Streaming video – low number of systems. SCORM/AICC/PENS/IMS. Those that don’t are due to: Your tool works only with SCORM 2004 3rd edition, and your LMS only accepts AICC.

Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018


To work best, video should be streamed, not just transferred like presentation or document, and when it is, the playback will often stall. xAPI, also known as the Experience API (and also as TinCan), is the e-Learning standard that builds on SCORM but is far broader in scope. xAPI is a better choice for mobile learning, offline learning and where custom extensions might be needed. Storytelling.

Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Learning & Development

Convergence Training

Or more so the technology behind it, which is on-demand streaming (video). So we were trying to develop a standard and one of the main standards we began to use is SCORM , 1.2 and 2004, there are two SCORMS that are really similar, and it’s a still a standard that we hold near and dear to our hearts. But the limitation of SCORM is that it only measures what is going on within the learning activity and the learning platform (or LMS) that you put it into.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

If you wanted to have a video conference with multiple people or a webinar with high quality video or full video streaming on your smart phone, you are out of luck. Cloud computing – SCORM Cloud can be used on your tablet – upload courses or create courses SCORM 2004 compatible. Create, take and learn anywhere – at the airport, coffee shop, home, work, in the field, on the plane (offline or Wi-Fi). The Revolution. Battlefield.