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.

Big news from Rustici Software

Today, I want to share a piece of news that’s really exciting for us. As of this morning, Rustici Software has been acquired by Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), a publicly listed learning technologies agency made up of specialist digital learning businesses. As a part…

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We call it, “I call it”

On August 13th, 2015, we launched a heavily revised version of tincanapi.com. Andrew Downes has been working away, as he does, creating new content. Rather than direct it all at the blog, though, he’s been rethinking and restructuring the core site and sharing his insights…

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Pricing xAPI in the Cloud

Several people have been asking us of late how we intend to charge for the Experience API/LRS component of SCORM Cloud. To be candid, we haven’t entirely figured out how we should charge for the standalone LRS capability found in SCORM Cloud. So, our thinking…

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Fortunately, Chris isn’t very good at betting

For years, every single sales call at Rustici Software was handled by yours truly. We're selling a very technical solution to a difficult problem (SCORM), and my experience as a developer really helped me in those conversations. We've grown over the years, though, and having…

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We take it personally

These are busy times at Rustici Software.  Between all of the activity around Tin Can, some new employees, and a bunch of new Engine customers, we have a lot going on.  As part of a recent contract negotiation, I was asked to justify the integration…

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Obsessive and Delightful

A few months ago, we asked our support staff (which is made up of project managers, and developers, and others) to focus on one word: delight. Ultimately, we feel like making customers happy is the most important thing we can do as a company. So…

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None. The answer is none.

I answer a lot of SCORM questions ranging from the basic to the extravagant, and I actually like it.  A huge part of what I do is teaching about SCORM. Sometimes, though, I get questions that make me laugh.  Today, I feel like I need…

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Screaming about Sakai

The morning started out like any other.  David decided to unwrap a package of Orbit gum.  We've been headed down a path toward implementing a bit of BLTI from IMS (Basic Learning Tools Interoperability), and so we have a copy of Dr. Chuck's book on…

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So many channels… please don’t miss what you need

There are so many channels now.  Whether we're talking radio, TV, or the web in general, there are so many ways that information is pouring over us. Like many companies, we're doing our best to reach everyone wherever they are... Of late, we've been finding…

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Obama’s award and misplaced vitriol

The US Department of Labor just announced their solicitation for grant applications (SGA) and they called it this: "Employment and Training Administration Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program".  Whoa. I'm no political…

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SCORM Cloud, and how you’re actually using it

About two weeks ago, we reached out to some SCORM Cloud users, asking them a few questions about how they use SCORM Cloud.  You see, we built SCORM Cloud in such a way that people can really use it how they want to.  The problem,…

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Benefits a la Rustici Software

Have you heard we're hiring?  'Cause we are, and I think you might want to work here. In the process of our interviews and the emails I exchange with people, I've tried to give a short explanation of our benefits, and I've failed every time.…

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