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November 19, 2016

The 4 Types Of Compatibility Standards In eLearning

If you are getting started with eLearning, your focus should be more on the standards in eLearning. This is because standards can improve the quality of your eLearning courses. In this article, we will see the compatibility standards in eLearning which address the relationship between the course and a Learning Management System.
by Ayesha Habeeb Omer, Ph.D
April 18, 2016

What Is SCORM? 5 Essential SCORM Facts You Should Know

Even though the content standard is discussed all the time, many eLearning professionals still struggle to answer the question: "What is SCORM?" In this article, I list 5 essential SCORM facts that will help you get to grips with the full potential of SCORM for your learning and training programs.
by Des V. Anderson
October 24, 2015

4 Reasons Why SCORM Is Dying And How You Will Survive!

Sharable Content Object Reference Model, or simply just SCORM, is dying a slow death. In fact, the only reason why it’s still used is because administrators of Learning Management Systems have been doing so since the very beginning. And so they have just accepted it as the standard. But wait a minute; let’s take a step back.
by Gilles Mattelin (Hiring)
July 23, 2015

The Experience API (xAPI): What You Need To Know

What if there were a simple way to store and retrieve learning records and learner experience profiles – no matter what platform you’re using? Now, there is; you may have heard of it at conferences, around your office, or in eLearning news. It’s called the Experience API (xAPI).
by Christie Wroten
March 4, 2015

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.
by Moussa Traoré,PMP
November 18, 2014

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.
by Melanie Moffett