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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.

The Importance of Data Reporting in Learning Management

The Importance of Data Reporting in Learning Management

The world generates over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. Your learners are generating a tiny percentage of that data. However, that tiny percentage of the whole world’s data is actually a big percentage of your organization’s knowledge. “The definition of what is data has changed,” said David Dietrich, advisory technical education consultant at EMC.

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.

10 Tips To Create an Awesome LMS RFP

10 Tips To Create a Winning LMS RFP

In this article, I'll share 10 tips that can help you create a winning LMS Request for Proposal (RFP). Whether you're developing an LMS RFP for a private company or for a public organization, these tips and strategies can give you the opportunity to make the task as simple, straightforward, and stress free as possible.

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.

eLearning Challenges and Opportunities

eLearning Challenges and Opportunities

As with many things in life, elearning has its benefits and drawbacks, but in this case it’s extremely important to perform a careful analysis as the future of your company or training program and a lot of money is at stake. Take a look at these elearning challenges and opportunities!

Mad At Moodle? 5 Tips for Moodle Novices

Mad At Moodle? 5 Tips for Moodle Novices

So, your school, college, company decided they need eLearning on Moodle, and you were put in charge. How difficult can that be? Or, maybe you found yourself in a job role where working with Moodle is your first introduction to eLearning, and you are struggling with the user-unfriendliness of this popular LMS? If you find yourself creating courses in Moodle, here are the key five pointers to keep in mind.

3 Huge Online Training Failures to Avoid

3 Huge Online Training Failures to Avoid

Maybe your learners are complaining. Maybe they’re not even finishing your e-Learning course. Maybe your boss is annoyed that your learners are still making the same mistakes, their job performance hasn’t improved and it all points back to you.

5 Tips to Boost Engagement in the Virtual Classroom

5 Tips to Boost Engagement in the Virtual Classroom

This article explores five simple tips for boosting engagement with online training, inspired by a recent session at LMS provider BlueVolt’s annual LEAP Ahead conference. This brief article explores principles of the cognitive science of virtual learning that are easy to implement into any new or existing elearning program.