That’s all folks: the final blog post on

Well, it’s been about 13 years since I wrote the first post on the blog, and so they asked me to come back to write what will likely be the last. You see, SCORM is mostly static at this point. Yes, it’s still used…

Read more circa 2018 is live!

You’ve probably noticed that looks different today. As promised, we updated the site to bring it up to more modern standards (yes- a responsive site, finally!). While updating the site, we have also done some housekeeping to move our company and product information to…

Read more is sooo 2009

Some things are classic and can stand the test of time–but websites are definitely not one of them. has been plugging away in its current design since 2009. That’s like a hundred years in web development. You all have been kind and only slightly…

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Ch-ch-ch-changes to our leadership and websites

Changes are abound at and Rustici Software! We wanted to let you know about a few things coming soon and a recent leadership change to help keep you in the loop. What’s changing? Coming soon, will have a whole new look. Don’t worry,…

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Recent ADL Funding News Won't Have an Impact on SCORM

ADL funding news won’t really impact SCORM

Today on the xAPI working group call, ADL shared some news about their funding over the next 12 months. We’ve discussed this in more detail at (because it has more impact there), but wanted to share a SCORM specific perspective here. ADL continues to…

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The World Just Changed: Tin Can API v1.0 is Here

The World Just Changed

The floodgates are open. It’s time to celebrate. The Tin Can API, version 1.0, is here today. It was almost three years ago when ADL asked the e-learning community to help them with research to create a new, simpler, more powerful e-learning standard. E-learning standards…

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I love SCORM but Tin Can API is the future

Tin Can First

I love SCORM. I’ve built a career and a business around SCORM. When I first read the SCORM spec, I admired its elegance and foresight. SCORM has revolutionized the elearning industry and allowed a market to flourish. SCORM certainly has some warts and even a…

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Edtech's Big Mistake: Being Unable to Share Data About Learning

EdTech’s Big Mistake

There are so many super cool EdTech startups right now. The list goes on and on, and nearly every one of them is making a tragic mistake, a mistake that corporate LMSs and content vendors made about 15 years ago. Nearly every EdTech company seems…

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What Would it Be Like to Look in Our Brains & See What We're Learning

Inside Your Brain

How cool would it be if we could look inside our brains and see what we're learning and how we're learning it? But we can't do it. We can't manage learning. So what the heck are we doing with ourselves? Why are we building learning management systems and specifications…

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Project Tine Can Lets Us Throw Off SCORM's Shackles

SCORM’s Shackles

One learner launching a course in a browser from within an LMS that can't talk to other LMSs. SCORM's done a lot a great stuff, but it does come with baggage, doesn't it? Today's learning world requires something more, doesn't it? Project Tin Can gave us the opportunity to throw off SCORM's shackles,…

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