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Mission Impossible HTML5 - The Death Of Flash

Companies now face a significant roadblock to mobile accessibility, their own courseware. For over a decade, Flash has been the preferred method of delivering rich content to users. Not anymore... About 2 years ago Flash turned out to not be fulfilling design needs anymore, so HTML5 took over. In this article we want to share some conversion tips.

HTML5 In eLearning: 6 Benefits eLearning Professionals Should Know

6 Benefits Of Using HTML5 In eLearning

HTML5 in eLearning is being touted as the wave of the future in the world of eLearning, but is it really able to stand up to the ever-popular Flash? Because it is the new standard, it’s essential for eLearning professionals to get on board and start using HTML5, in order to be able to collaborate with other pros and eLearning content developers. Businesses looking for online training deliverables will also be opting for HTML5 courses, instead of Flash, which means that they’ll inevitably be looking for eLearning professionals who are familiar with HTML5 tools. In this article, I’ll highlight 6 benefits of using HTML5, eLearning professionals should know.

Implementation Of The Experience API Within The SOFAD Author Environment

Implementation Of The Experience API Within The SOFAD Author Environment

This experimentation was conducted in the course of the regular activities of GTN-Québec, with the technical support of the SOFAD IT team. The purpose of the experimentation is to make recommendations available to the education community on the implementation of this new standard in the online learning field. The following lines briefly present the approach taken for implementation of the xAPI specification within our author environment. We first explain why we decided to design our own plugin (SOFAD/author). We describe the limitations we encountered with SCORM. We show how the implementation of xAPI in our authoring environment allowed us to solve the limitations encountered with SCORM. We identify some possible issues and constraints with this new standard. Finally, we propose some recommendations.

SCORM and Tin Can API: The difference between DVDs and Netflix

SCORM and Tin Can API: The difference between DVDs and Netflix

The language used in learning management systems fundamentally changes the way we measure, track, analyze and understand learning in the modern workspace.

Between SCORM and the Tin Can API, currently known as the Experience API, we're looking at two similar languages that perform tasks very differently. Think about the way Netflix not only changed the way people watch movies, but how the company keeps track of how we watch movies. Based on the choices we make, the streaming video service can provide suggestions based on our viewing histories, potentially giving us the most relevant entertainment options. Gone are the days when we had to make a trip to the now defunct Blockbuster - or a similar rental location - where we chose what to watch based on availability and a number of outside influences, as well as personal taste. In all of your experiences visiting a video store, when do you remember getting a recommendation from a store clerk that matched your preferences, wants or needs?

The Sharable Content Object Reference Model is the foundation for how learning management systems have worked for the past 15 years, but the Tin Can API is the logical progression from this point.

5 Frequently Asked Questions About Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API Explained: 5 Frequently Asked Questions

Learning professionals are abuzz with excitement about the Experience API (xAPI). If you’re just getting started with xAPI, this article is a basic primer and provides answers to 5 frequently asked questions. Read on to learn more about what xAPI can (and can’t) do for your organization.

Introduction to Tin Can API

An Introduction To Tin Can API

If you've been moving around the eLearning space lately you've probably seen reference to the Tin Can API, usually within the context mobile learning. I didn't really know what it was or why it might be valuable to an organization, so I decided to find out. Here's what I learned. Hopefully this will give some good basic insight into a trend that may become a huge part of eLearning over the next decade.

Tracking Microlearning with Tin Can API

Tracking Microlearning with Tin Can API

Learning analytics is one of the holy grails of today’s eLearning industry. It is a part of the Internet mainstream called big-data and Tin Can API or xAPI, as a relativity new technical standard, is introducing this mainstream to online learning. With this article I’ll share some thoughts on how microlearning and Tin Can API might be the key factors of the future learning.

How Tin Can is Making Tools Better, Together

The Tin Can API is having a massive impact on tools across the eLearning Industry. This is partially because previous standards created barriers, which have lead to stagnation. In the coming years we’re going to see exciting changes in the market, here’s why.

Discover Simple Communication with Tin Can API

Discover Simple Communication with Tin Can API

Remember the tin can telephone from your childhood? Two cans and a string were a simple but exciting way to communicate with your friends—the Tin Can API is meant to be the same way. It’s two-way conversation that allows e-Learning systems to speak to each other, while tracking and recording learning experiences.