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 Kristen Loch, Bill Parrot at SafetyOnTheWeb

Key Points: Working on interactive, user based experience, including interface to the real world & simulations -- have to use other software and try to tie that back to SCORM. Need ability to capture more detailed data. Learning experiences are not linear. Need to bookmark…

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Interview with Tyde Richards

Key Points: Should look outside of the learning space for solutions, in particular consider the IHMC KAoS framework. Need something disruptive, otherwise people won't adopt it unless mandated. Need vision, and a complete technical solution in order to convince people "There's a bandwagon and now's…

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Interview with Philip Hutchison

Key Points: People want to break out of the LMS, incorporate social media. SCORM is focused on a single person, but there is demand for multi-user experiences that can be quantified. Knowing the learner role would be useful, eg: to only present relevant portions of…

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Interview with Anonymous at the US Census

Key Points: Interoperability / Simplicity -- had trouble getting multi-SCO content to keep track of completed SCOs across different LMSs. LMS or authoring tool implementation could be the problem. Incorporating more video, learners have to watch for what is wrong Authoring tools do not provide…

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Interview with Matt McClellan

Key Points: SCORM working really well as-is JavaScript API is beneficial in that it allows accessing the code and seeing what is communicated Moving towards more assessing simple tasks within simulations Would like an API to communicate between Flash and the LMS Disconnected content support…

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Interview with Navin Lodhi at Aptara

Key Points: Current API may be located in different locations on different LMSs Ability to have instructors record audio for the learners to listen to LMSs should support mobile access API should include time tracking functions You're involved in content transformation, What is your role…

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Interview with Frank Hanfland

Key Points: Occasional requests for offline use, rare mobile requests Current data model is more than sufficient Collaboration isn't popular with corporate users because of the liability need for moderation, and therefore the cost Interoperability problem with timing of calls Initialize() being called too late…

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Interview with Suzanne Davies at Genworth

Key Points:   Should be able to track video-on-demand, not packaged as SCORM Reporting Item-analysis data should be available from the LMS, for trend analysis to determine quality of questions, content Union and diversity issues may result in mandate for analysis to ensure questions are…

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