Posts by Tim Martin

Tim is the chief innovation and product officer with our parent company LTG, though he used to be CEO here at Rustici Software. If you’re looking for a plainspoken answer to a standards-based question, or to just play an inane game, Tim is your person.

First we fired Mike: now we're announcing new changes

First we fired Mike

Two and a half years ago, Rustici Software was acquired by Learning Technologies Group. One of my favorite parts of that day was signing the piece of paper that 'fired' Mike Rustici himself (so that he could serve as CEO at Watershed, which simultaneously took…

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What LTG's intention to purchase PeopleFluent means to us

What LTG’s intention to purchase PeopleFluent means to us

This week LTG (our parent company) announced its intent to acquire PeopleFluent. PeopleFluent happens to be one of our longstanding customers going back to 2008. This isn’t the first time that LTG has acquired a company since we’ve been part of the group. When LTG…

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How we decide to do work

How We Decide to Do Work

A couple of days ago, I wrote about the state of ADL and Rustici Software’s take on it. One of the real community leaders, Aaron Silvers, then shared his perspective, partially in response. If you read them both, you’ll see some overlap and gaps in…

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Responding to recent news regarding ADL's funding

Responding to recent ADL funding news

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last couple of weeks learning about some things that are happening with ADL (the governing body for SCORM and closest thing we currently have to a single steward for xAPI right now). My first tl;dr Some funding…

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No Big Deal, or a Big Deal?

This week LTG (our parent company) announced the formal acceptance of their bid to acquire NetDimensions. Depending on who you are and what you know, this may or may not seem like a big deal, or even a potential threat. I wanted to quickly, publicly,…

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cmi5 is live in SCORM Cloud

Today we’re excited to announce support for a new specification in SCORM Cloud- cmi5, which is something that doesn’t happen all that often in its history. Along with making cmi5 support readily available in SCORM Cloud, we’ve also added support for cmi5 to some of…

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Twelve Months Later…

About a year ago today, Learning Technologies Group purchased Rustici Software outright, and invested in the simultaneously spun off Watershed. I can happily say a year later that I’m actually glad we sold the company. It’s true, if we were selling today, based on the…

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The Evolution of Industries

The parallels between television and elearning are abundant. I mean, who doesn’t love sitting down on a Friday night to watch the best elearning they couldn’t get to all week? Really, though, there are plenty of legitimate parallels, and one of the things I like…

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aaS Matters

Back in January, Mike and I sold Rustici Software to a British company called LTG. One thing I “learned” in that process is that recurring revenue is very valuable to a company (or its owners). As a business, we sell several products on term licenses,…

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Equivalencies… Language or Otherwise

I can’t think of a single LMS that handles language support elegantly. Yes, many of them have a setting whereby a person who speaks another language can reconfigure the interface to reflect their preferred language. But very few LMSs allow a learner to switch the…

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More of the same

Welcome to week one of the post-acquisition Rustici Software world. I just thought I’d take a moment here to discuss one of the reasons we agreed to sell Rustici Software to LTG, because it’s not all about the money. Mike and I were seeking investment…

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