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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

In a flexible learning ecosystem, what is the relationship between xAPI and SSO? xAPI is the standard used to track and capture activity from the systems users are accessing. xAPI includes the concept of Agent Profiles to help solve for this.


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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).

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.”

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.”

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

Experience API

Questions: What is the common identifier that allows the xAPI to connect the data provided by the ‘activity provider’ to a specific user in the LRS? Answer: xAPI allows for learners to be identified by email address, Open ID or an account on some system, such as an LMS. How do you best see xAPI interfacing with an LMS? Which LMS platforms out there today best interface with xAPI? That’s one of the big advantages of xAPI, *anything* can make a statement.

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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.


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?

HTML5 – The Force Awakens


Does not require any proprietary player to run it. HTML5 has become a universal working standard with its worldwide presence in the industry. It is the present reference for content creation that has the potential to drive and unify cross-platform learning content production. We are already seeing html5 on wearables and powering the use of xAPI and gamification. Train yourself to let go of everything that you fear to lose – Yoda.

E-learning: A simpler approach, please?


SCORM stands for shareable content object reference model, and is a model that was all about creating units of online training material that could be shared across systems. . Likewise, you cannot get detailed analytics unless you know xAPI, which is again another coding skill.


SCORM – When you need Inter-Operatibility between E-learning Platforms!


What is it about SCORM ( Shareable Content Object Reference Model ) that the e-learning folks are going gaga over? Imagine owning a stockpile of DVDs, but not a DVD player. Now, the DVD player that we seek should be able to play all types of DVDs single-handedly, isn’t it? Otherwise, we’d need one DVD player each that would jibe with only one type of DVD. Tin Can API / Experience API / xAPI – Decoding the Buzzwords!


What is SCORM & Decoding Its Importance For eLearning


SCORM is an acronym that stands for “Sharable Content Object Reference Model”. It is a set of technical standards that were mainly developed for supporting elearning tools. In a nutshell, SCORM is a standard that is responsible for ensuring that the instructional content will link with and appear appropriately within the LMS tool when both are SCORM compliant. In 1999, the United States Department of Defense thought of standardizing the elearning production.

Top 10 LXPs for 2019-2020

eLearning 24-7

are from 2019, and knowing (well I do) some changes in the space with a few vendors in 2020, their will likely be a couple of key players that make an impact in 2020, because of their rollout (i.e. Playlists (they may call them something else) are straightforward, and not only can you see recommended content (a standard feature in an LXP), but also select playlists shown by topic of interest – via filters. LXP standards are all there to be seen. . #8 Vacillation.

The A-Z of eLearning Acronyms (with bonus explanations from experts)


It may refer to smartphones, tablets, laptops or all the above. SCORM = Sharable Content Object Reference Model. A combination of specifications and standards for web-based eLearning, created and steered by the US government program Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative. Rustici Software explains: SCORM is a set of technical standards for eLearning software products that tells programmers how to write their code so that it can “play well” with other eLearning software.

Julie Dirksen – Sponge elearning podcast

Sponge UK

Here are the questions asked during the interview with their times for quick reference: 00.39 xAPI standards. Ways to listen to the Sponge UK elearning podcast The full interview is available to listen to using the player above, you can stream the audio directly to your computer or mobile device. Our guest for episode 3 is highly respected instructional designer and author Julie Dirksen.

SCORM Compliance and Tin Can Api


Imagine owning lots of DVDs but not having a player capable of playing them. In the case of elearning, SCORM is like the DVD player, without which you wouldn’t be able to play your movies. The Shareable Content Object Reference Model – more commonly known as SCORM – is a set of very technical standards and specifications used for web-based elearning. Tin Can Api / Xperience Api / xApi.


Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

eLearning 24-7

One of the most interesting items which presents to me an unknown variable is CMI-5, a compliance standard (formally with AICC) now headed up by ADL. I agree it will be the next generation of a compliance standard, but I do not see it having major impact in 2015. Standard adoption takes time (as we can see with xAPI), so if you are concerned or worried about having to go with CMI-5, etc. 1 xAPI.

Making the Case for Adaptive Learning

CLO Magazine

For more than 25 years, statistical data used to prove a program’s value has come from reporting standards based on AICC or SCORM outputs. Before going any further, a mention of Experience API — more commonly referred to as Tin Can, or xAPI — would be appropriate. The xAPI was created to store and provide portability for learning experiences.

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Thanks to the rise of modern cloud-based learning platforms , high-speed wireless networks, connected mobile devices, social media channels and live video streaming standards, video is becoming the great equalizer in the long-running debate about “live vs. online” learning strategies. The LMS – long the ugly duckling of the corporate software world – has transformed into a beautiful solution by modern standards.

Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

eLearning 24-7

They are missing some standards in the LEP space. Eurekos, Adobe Captivate Prime, Bridge, Qstream, Player Lync, 360 Learning, Assentia LMS, Skilljar, Area9 soon to be called Rhapsode (no not a misspell, but not a great name either. Reminds me of Real Player – are they making a comeback?) Torch LMS, Glo Enterprise, Learn Amp, Toolwire (TILE), Player Lync, Eurekos and Thought Industries. . Here it begins. Oh wait. Here it starts. Oh, whatever. The debut.

Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS

eLearning 24-7

Within the course player, ability to add notes – including notes to PDFs – within the player mind you, that the learner can refer back to. Gamification – but at the same time it has a unique identifier, it also has the standards as in leaderboard, badges, points. Most standard features. xAPI will be arriving in Q4 2015.

eLearning 101: How to Make an eLearning Course (Updated!)


The sharable content object reference model (SCORM) is a software standard that governs how course files communicate or report information to learning management systems. Since the late ‘90s, SCORM has been the software standard of choice to ensure that any elearning course will play on any learning management system. Not yet in wide use, it’s still wise to learn about XAPI to make sure you’re ready to stay on top of emerging technology.

Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content


Flash content also poses a security risk if the required plug-in Player is not regularly updated. Simply put, if you don’t update your existing Flash content to a newer standard, the content will no longer work. e.g. are references and figures up to date?