The ongoing work of learning standards


At the dawn of the video recording age, a battle raged about the best standard to use: VHS or Betamax. In it, Sony came out with a better standard, but kept it to themselves. Meanwhile, JVC’s VHS standard wasn’t quite as good, but they openly licensed it. As Stephen Johnson tells us, in his book Where Good Ideas Come From , the openness of standards fosters innovation. . Standards provide several benefits. Learning Standards.

LTDX Q&As: Fitting standards in a learning ecosystem

Rustici Software

xAPI is the standard used to track and capture activity from the systems users are accessing. Is xAPI now taking hold as the current industry standard for digital learning media, or is SCORM still the dominant standard across most ecosystems?


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Flash Player will no longer be supported after December 2020.


Open standards such as HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly have continually matured over the years and serve as viable alternatives for Flash content. Also, major browser vendors are integrating these open standards into their browsers and deprecating most other plug-ins (like Flash Player).

Lesson I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player | LearnNuggets


Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags articulate , eLearning , tutorial Lesson I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player by Kevin on May 20th, 2010 To kick things off, a note on the words: “Player” and “Skin”. Some refer to it as the Articulate Presenter Community Player while others refer to it as a Skin. The next two lessons we will be developing the “Player.”

3 Trends Proving mLearning is a Power Player


Although mobile learning, also referred to as mlearning, is not yet as readily available as companies would like, it has already proven to be a major power player in elearning. Often referred to as, “snackability content”, bite-sized learning gives consumers the ability to “consume” smaller amounts of content on their mobile devices whenever and wherever they are. What’s the one electronic device you take everywhere you go?

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

There has been a lot of information out there , okay, I’m kidding there hasn’t been much of anything when it comes to course standards. I’ll readily admit that regardless of the course standard you use, if you create click-click-click courses, than no course standard will make it engaging. Yet here we are wondering where the course standard industry is heading or at least presumed to be heading. “They are not Compliance Standards.”

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games

Mark Oehlert

» February 20, 2008 GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games Player Generated Content in Casual Games One of the presenters is Kris Soumas and dig this title - "VP of Games, Lifetime Television" I wonder if they even have a CLO.but they have a VP of Games. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « GDC Update 4: A Basket of Stuff | Main | GDC Update 6: Game Studies Download 3.0

What's the opposite of evolution? An interesting question about SCORM

Mark Oehlert

So my friend Mark Friedman, down at JKDDC , posed the following question to his LinkedIn network: "What do you think the SCORM E-Learning Reference Model will evolve into during the next 10 years? "Where I see the technology going is being adopted by a major player in non-traditional learning for grade and high school students. The individual sco's in the standard include both display and content.


Measurement vs. Completion Achievements in Gamification

Kapp Notes

Let’s contrast Measurement and Completion achievements, which describe two distinct conditions under which we reward players for their actions. Measurement achievements are given to players for completing a task to a certain degree. Their performance can be measured against another player’s performance, their own performance, or some standard set by game designers. References: [1] Locke, E.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

TechSmith Camtasia

You may have heard the phrase video codec when referring to video files. It is also important to note the bit rate , which refers to the amount of data stored for each second of media that is played. When talking about video file types, most people are referring to file containers.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Argument for Casual Games in the Corporate World

Mark Oehlert

Try the casual sector with somewhere over 80 million players.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Want RealPlayer without ads? Thank You BBC!

Mark Oehlert

According to this article in the Washington Post, the BBC required Real to produce a version of its player without ads. While the article doesnt give a direct link, I think this is the one here - of course I cant install Real Player at work so Ill have to wait until I get home or rely on someone out there for confirmation that this version of the player is sans ads but Im hopeful.

The Race to Success: Examining Success in the Workplace


What do we mean when we refer to the term “Success” in the workplace? There are many definitions to this term, most of them refer to the achievement of a career goal, target or to the positive outcome of a specific action. Kapp talks about measurement achievements, which are given to players for completing a task to a certain degree. Kapp ties it to feedback which is beneficial to players because it allows them to reflect on their performance in relation to their goals.

SCORM for E-learning Courses: WHY?

CommLab India

Basically, a SCORM compliant eLearning course can be hosted on a LMS that follows the SCORM standard. . SCORM is an acronym for “Sharable Content Object Reference Model” It is a set of technical standards helpful for e-Learning. When you get a new movie DVD, you don’t check if it works with the DVD player you have. A regular DVD will run on any DVD player out there in the market or the one you have at home.


Appearing "Live and in Person" on EdTechTalk Friday--Today

Kapp Notes

Today at Noon Eastern Standard Time (EST), I will be chatting with Cammy Bean and Robert Squires about Instructional Design at EdTechTalk. During shows, listeners can use any common media player (i.e. Windows Media Player, Real Player, or iTunes) to listen to the discussion and use the chat room to make comments and ask questions. EdTechTalk is a community of educators interested in discussing and learning about the uses of educational technology.

Chrome 80: Or how I learned to stop worrying and love Rustici Software

Rustici Software

One of the most important parts of working with Rustici Software is the care and focus we put towards the eLearning standards we support and how they interact with the evolving technical landscape around us.

How SCORM works


SCORM stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model. It is a technical standard for e-learning software products. It gives a standard at which all programmers must write their code in order to play well on other e-learning software. When you purchase a new movie on DVD, you don’t need to worry about whether it is going to work with your brand of the DVD player. That is the standard for all PC manufacturers that prevents them from having different cables.


4 Reasons to Translate Your LearnDash Course


Many STEM courses get around this difficulty because their courses are focused on numerical equations, or because they have created a global standard for naming things like animals or diseases. You establish yourself as a global player.

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The Unstoppable Force of M-Learning


Mobile learning (also referred to as mlearning ) is a relatively new “sub-niche” to elearning. For the most part, mlearning tools involve handheld computers, MP3 players, notebooks, mobile phones, and tablets – the primary focus being on the mobility of the learner. For example, consider that many of these mobile learning applications lack some form of clear learning measurement standards (or goals).

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SCORM vs AICC: how do they compare?


Another set of standards that has the same aim is AICC. SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model. There are several versions of the SCORM standards. When these standards were originally set up in 1993, they only focused on CD-ROM based training.


9 Essential Components of Effective Teams

Your Training Edge

The difference between brands lies in the standards of performance of each of the competing players. However, effective communication doesn’t refer only to the channels of communication. Moreover, the team should have a well-established rule of assessing both the collective performance of the team and the individual impact that each player brings. If the team who runs a company is performing with excellence, the performance of that business will skyrocket.

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BIM: What Now and Why?

Global eTraining

In an effort to streamline your BIM education even further, GeT has developed an intuitive Autodesk Plug-In, ‘GeT Know-How’ that can act as in-project reference tool as well as an on-the-job trainer; bringing BIM training directly into your favorite Autodesk software.

Learning Content in Crisis? The How and Why of Moving from Flash to HTML5

gomo learning

The Adobe Flash format, once the primary standard for learning content, will no longer be supported after December 31st 2020. In an open letter from 2010 , Apple’s Steve Jobs identified several issues with Flash that meant the company would never feature native support for the standard.

Keep it simple, Genius

Rustici Software

I soon found out that it’s not a Christmas Vacation quip, but a legitimate design principal also referred to as KISS. Complex learning standards, a legion of platforms to deal with, creating meaningful reports on interaction data, user experience considerations… the list goes on.

Back to basics: What is SCORM?


SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model. In the same way that DVDs are created in a standardized way so they can be read by any DVD player, SCORM sets out the standardized set-up that means elearning can be read by any LMS.


4 Downsides to MOOCs


For those of you who are not very familiar with MOOCs, let’s take a minute to explain what they are and who some of the major players are in the industry. Some of the major players include Coursera, EdX, and Udacity. Since the MOOC industry is rather new, there are no quality standards in place that any of them have to meet. Much like elearning had to technically meet SCORM protocol for many years, MOOCs should also be subject to a similar set of standards.

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Mobile Content Management Solutions: Why Simple File Storage Is Inadequate


We’ll first discuss in depth how our software, Bigtincan, addresses these issues and then we’ll list other players in this space. An individual user can grab any number of files located in any repository and create a bookmark stack that they can reference anywhere — online or offline.

Don’t Ransack My Movies (DRM): Options Around Securing Online Video

Web Courseworks

A much narrower view of DRM may refer to a specific method of controlling the viewing of video using electronic licensing and cryptographic keys. Protecting against the least technically involved theft of video, a click of the “download” icon, may involve just a simple setting change in your video player. For example, adding the “nodownload” option to either the HTML or JavaScript portion of the video.controlsList for an HTML5 video player [1].

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6 Killer Examples Of Gamification In eLearning

Adobe Captivate

Gamification strategies include use of rewards for players who accomplish desired tasks or competition to engage players. Making the rewards for accomplishing tasks visible to other players or providing leaderboards are further ways of encouraging players to compete.”. Reference: You can also refer to my earlier article What Are The Benefits Of mLearning? This simple value addition can make a standard eLearning course more fun and engaging.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

It’s sometimes referred to as web-based training, sometimes as online training. For example, WCAG requires that non-text content (such as images) have a text alternative (often referred to as “alt text.”). goes beyond what is required for compliance with some standards, such as Section 508. You may note that we spend a lot of time talking about meeting standards for accessibility. Can the video player be controlled by the keyboard?

What you don’t need to know about SCORM

Integrated Learnings

I worked in the higher education industry and SCORM just wasn’t a big player there. SCORM is a standard to help promote interoperability of content between learning management systems. I have recently benefited from developing content for this standard. I was able to start developing content (to the SCORM standard) and use it with a temporary learning management solution while my organization went through the process of choosing an LMS. by Jonathan Shoaf.


What’s the Best Method for Tracking Progress?

Yukon Learning

Articulate has since streamlined progress tracking with a simple feature—Storyline 360 Slide Numbers —and we thought this could be an opportunity for us to revisit, reconsider, and reboot an “as heard in training” blog topic in a way that truly holds up to 2021 standards.

How to Easily Create Powerful Customer Education

Spark Your Interest

Ultimately this results in a certificate that shows the holder has met a specific standard. It also signals that you have enough authority with the user community to set de facto industry standards. So are best used when you are the dominant player in a market.

How To Make The Most Out Of Your SCORM Package Embedded Into Moodle - Technology meets Education

The word SCORM is an acronym and stands for: Shareable Content Object Reference Mode. SCORM has become the dominant eLearning standard, considering it has standardized how courses are created and launched. The “Display course structure in player” is another unneeded option. Why would you add the same TOC on the side, therefore, forcing the SCORM player to stretch the module in order to fit the browser’s window?

Articulate 360 Review: Why Your Business Should Strongly Consider Upgrading

Bottom-Line Performance

Responsive Player: Did you get excited when I said “responsive”? While a responsive player is heavily touted addition to Storyline 360, in reality, the player leaves developers a little wanting. In a nutshell, the responsive player provides a minimalist UI around your course with a hamburger menu on small devices. Sometimes the responsive player ends up being a bit of a miss. Have you ever watched Bob Ross paint, amazed by how the piece is taking shape?

Abstract of Study: Effect of Computer-Based Video Games on Children: An Experimental Study

Kapp Notes

One hundred and eight third-graders from a middle/high socio-economic standard school district in Taiwan participated in the study. This group played the game Fire Captai n is a real-time strategy game, the players needed to put out a fire atthe end of tutorial mission, and their performance was graded by the game. Reference: (read study for yourself).

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

It’s sometimes referred to as web-based training, sometimes as online training. For example, WCAG requires that non-text content (such as images) have a text alternative (often referred to as “alt text.”). goes beyond what is required for compliance with some standards, such as Section 508. You may note that we spend a lot of time talking about meeting standards for accessibility. Can the video player be controlled by the keyboard?

Suite Dreams; The analyst view

Learning Pool

Forrester analysts add to the confusion & fear in 2019 with their reference to Warren Buffet’s quote, “only when the tide goes out, do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”

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Answering #Gamification Questions from a 7th Grade Student-Part 1

Kapp Notes

Many teachers use the standard learning methods (textbooks, paper, pencil, etc.). First of all, I think that people play games for different reasons so it is not a “one size fits all” Games are attractive because they allow the player to freely make mistakes and mistakes are expected and encouraged…that’s why you get multiple tries or lives in a game. Games also give the player a sense of mastery.

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.