Posts by Ben Clark

Ben is literally one of the top experts on SCORM and xAPI in the world. Heck, he wrote the first draft of xAPI. He’s a software developer here at Rustici Software and enjoys visiting us “down South” because it means trying new foods, like catfish.

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Interview with Al Bejcek, Rob Lowe at NetDimensions

Key Points: Biggest issue is still interoperability, though we haven't encountered many problems. Mobile learning is increasingly in demand. Offline use, and the JavaScript API are the main (API) problems to be solved. Currently have a portable LMS, runs off a flash drive. Our portable…

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Interview with folks at Element K

Key Points: Customer wants to allow learners to share and comment on notes: within a topic, or across courses. There is increasing demand for mobile delivery. We have extremely large libraries of content. Clients desire a simpler way to find, manage, and deploy content from…

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Interview with Nick Stephenson, founder of Ecampus

Key Points 90% of content loaded into our system is SCORM 1.2 -- because it's perceived as simple by our clients. Demand for SCORM 2004 support seems to be mainly as a "check-box", something you're supposed to have. Mining industry: simulating big trucks. Have objectives…

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Interview with Walt Mansell (CEO) at Watershed Networks

Key Points: Our content is constantly updating, so we need to keep control of it on our servers.  This doesn't work well with SCORM. We provide the ability to personalize the content, mix and match assets as desired, quickly. For customers who do want SCORM…

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Interview with Sachin Gaur at IBM

Key Points: Current LMSs focus too much on Management, not enough on Learning Need to customize the learning experience not just by learning need but also by learner type LMSs should be able to design, offer and track informal learning such as job shadowing or…

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Interview with Shanmugam K at Origin Learning

Key Points: Numerous requests to convert content and run it on mobile devices, tablets. Interoperability poses a problem - content works in a test suite, but not on LMS Created and tracked accident scenarios through Second Life Communication failures even after the certificate is granted,…

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Inteview with Ingo Dahn, CEO IWM Koblenz

Key Points: LMSs don't always implement standard fully, content may not be tested, tools should explicitly describe the profile of the standard which they fully implement, and be conformance tested. Common Cartridge approach makes sense, core required profile, but optional features as well. Extension points…

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Interview with Doug Stein, (Principal) MemeSpark LLC

Key Points: Personalized learning is a growing interest in K-12. See work DreamBox learning is doing, for what they are doing, SCORM, even CC breaks down, they are using formative assessment. Adjustable difficulty, level of support, based on learner Could be supported by providing learner…

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Interview with Susith Jayamanne at the West Bromwich Building Society

Key Points: Browser timeout, connection drops should be supported better. There are still interoperability problems. Distributed content that just tracks back to the LMS should be supported, particularly to handle low bandwith scenarios where the content can't be served from the LMS. Multi user collaboration,…

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