פבר 13

SCORM vs. cmi5 Comparison for L&D Professionals

SCORM is a technical standard developed by Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) over 16 years ago that governs how online learning content and Learning Management Systems (LMSs) communicate with each other. It is the mature de facto industry standard for e-learning interoperability the pre-dates mobile learning and IOT.

cmi5 is a new specification that was co-developed by ADL and the Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC). This new specification defines how “LMSs launch content” using the Experience API (xAPI) as the content-to-LMS communication layer. cmi5 builds upon the lessons learned from AICC and SCORM specifications, address the limitations of each, and adds new capabilities. cmi5 uses xAPI which was designed with both traditional and non-traditional learning methods (Social, Mobile, Simulations, VR etc.) in mind. cmi5’s use of xAPI enables the development of interoperable features well beyond the traditional LMS model. cmi5 is a key component of an xAPI based learning ecosystem and an excellent starting point for organizations that wish to adopt xAPI.

cmi5 provides the following functionality that SCORM does not:

  • Richer Data Collection. Record any data you want (and get it back!)- SCORM is limited to a “list” of data collected. cmi5 is open-ended on the data you can collect.
  • Share Data more easily – cmi5 uses a web service and data structure that allows easy integration with other systems/applications.
  • Distributed Content – cmi5 content can reside anywhere, it allows for content as a service.
  • Elimination of “Pop-up” Windows – eliminate pop-up blocker headaches
  • Mobile app launch support – cmi5 content does not require a browser. Content could be a mobile app.

More info: SCORM vs. cmi5 Comparison for L&D Professionals

יונ 18

Moodle and xAPI – Watershed LRS

Watershed can receive data from any xAPI conformant Activity Provider. Many Watershed cards are flexible and you can configure Watershed to display useful visualizations and metrics from almost any xAPI data set. To help you get the most out of your data, we’re working with a number of product vendors to ensure that the data they send is optimized to produce the best possible results in Watershed. We want to help you to configure Watershed cards in the best way possible to display that data.

This guide tells you how to correctly setup up xAPI tracking in Moodle, connect Moodle to Watershed and then configure Watershed to get the best results. As Totara is built on Moodle, this guide works for Totara too.

This guide has 3 sections:

מקור: Moodle and xAPI – Watershed LRS

אוק 29

Storyline – Watershed LRS

As an xAPI conformant LRS, Watershed can receive data from any xAPI conformant Activity Provider. Many Watershed cards are flexible and you can configure Watershed to display useful visualizations and metrics from almost any xAPI data set. To help you get the most out of your data, we’re working with a number of product vendors to ensure that the data they send is optimized to produce the best possible results in Watershed. We want to help you to configure Watershed cards in the best way possible to display

מקור: Storyline – Watershed LRS

יול 15

Learning Locker – a Moodle plugin that emits events from the Logstore as xAPI statements.

As stated on the Github repository, the plugin simply “emits events from the Moodle Logstore as xAPI statements”. For those that don’t know, the Moodle Logstore is a log of activities in Moodle. When you view a course, complete a quiz, or grade a student a log of that activity is recorded in the Logstore. The plugin uses these logs to produce xAPI statements and then sends (emits) them to an LRS that you can configure.

מקור: Learning Locker – the open source learning record store (LRS) – Say hello to our little plugin

אפר 18

Introducing Competency Reporting in Wax LRS: Answer the Big Questions – The Saltbox Blog

“Are the students in the class math level 2 ready?” Every teacher asks it, and you can be best prepared to answer using Wax LRS xAPI. which gives you the ability to see learning wherever it happens, and with Wax LRS’s new Competency Management & Reporting capability, learning leaders will have the tools to answer big questions, on demand, and in real time.

 

Introducing Competency Reporting in Wax LRS: Answer the Big Questions – The Saltbox Blog.

ינו 23

xAPI, LRS – The Interview « E-Learning 24/7 Blog

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Today’s post is quite unique since it takes a different path than previous posts.

xAPI and LRS (Learning Record Stores) have been in the news and frankly everywhere within the e-learning industry in the past 1.5 years.

Part of the problem though is that there is a lot of information out there, some of it erroneous in nature and honestly, equally confusing.   In early December, I decided to present the real facts, the real insight and eradicate the confusion.

The challenge was how to do it, since it contains an extensive amount of technical jargon, that cannot be easily removed.

While I am able to provide a variety of insight and details on the subject, I by no means would be a foremost expert on it.

This is where I had an epiphany.

Reach out to someone I know who is not only the best and what he knows, but is the foremost expert on the subject and present a special blog post.

With my journalism background in hand, I contact Aaron Silvers and inquired if he would be interested in doing an interview style post.

This is the interview…

xAPI, LRS – The Interview « E-Learning 24/7 Blog.