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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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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Thanks to Those of You Who Imagined, Built and Nurtured SCORM


Thirteen years ago, a collection of like-minded folks gathered to find a better way for eLearning systems to work well together. Philip Dodds, Claude Ostyn, and many others gave their time to solve problems like resuability and interoperability. They looked at the best technology and…

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Project Update: Tin Can is ready

SCORM is over 10 years old. A while ago, ADL (the keepers of SCORM) asked us to research what the next-generation e-learning specification could/should look like. We’ve been gathering information from the entire e-learning community about what you'd like to see in the next specification.…

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SCORM Stats: Then and Now

Back in 2007, I got curious about SCORM 2004 adoption and pulled some metrics about how people were using SCORM. Well, I got curious again, but this time I took it to the next level. We've just published a feed of SCORM Stats that will…

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PENS: Turbo Charging Your eLearning

These days, with one click, you can buy a song from iTunes and automatically sync it to your iPod. Remember how long it used to take to buy a CD, burn the songs to your computer and transfer them to your MP3 player? Just think…

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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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