The Big Announcement

Well, here it is, the big announcement we hinted at with the obscure name “Project Tin Can”.

Rustici Software as been hired by ADL to help produce the successor to SCORM. For the next year, we will be conducting outreach, gathering requirements, proposing solutions and developing prototypes of a new “Experience API”.

Is this “SCORM 2.0”?

Well, kinda sorta, but not really. This is much bigger. Just what this successor is and what it will be called isn’t formally decided yet. One thing is for certain though, ADL is thinking big. The “Experience API” is just one part of a larger framework that encapsulates all aspects of learning.

It is an exciting time and we’re happy to be playing a big part in it. You can read all about it at

The first phase of this project is all about outreach. That means you’re going to be hearing from us and we need your help. We’re not defining the next generation…you are!

For now, check out the project site. You’ll find a collaboration area where you can vote on existing ideas, submit new ideas and participate in discussions. That’s just the start. Expect to hear a lot more from us over the next few months. We will be recruiting people to provide use cases and one-on-one interviews as well as highlighting particular areas for discussion.

To stay up to date with the latest progress, you can:

Mike is the Founder and was President of Rustici Software until 2016. Most recently he was the CEO of Watershed Systems. He helped guide the first draft of the Tin Can API (xAPI) and believes ice cream is the "elixir of life."