From BAA to DODI: How we've been involved in xAPI

From BAA to DoDI

Acronym Alert! There will be many referred to in this post. See glossary below for easy reference. Two years ago we answered a BAA from ADL to conduct research for updating the DoDI 1322.26- “Development, Management, and Delivery of Distributed Learning.” Spoiler Alert- ADL accepted…

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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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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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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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Welcome to TinCanAPI.com

Introducing TinCanAPI.com. My name is Andy and I’ll be your tour guide today.  Let’s go!  First stop: What is Tin Can?  Here you’ll learn what the Tin Can API is, how it works, and why it matters. This is also where we’ll showing you who…

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We need to talk…

Over a year ago, we started working with ADL to figure out where SCORM should go next. There were many roads that ADL could have gone down, and they’ve chosen ours — Project Tin Can. We’ve been building and refining the Tin Can spec and…

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IMS BLTI In SCORM Cloud

If you've been paying close attention, you may have noticed a prerelease of our latest SCORM Cloud feature, support for IMS BLTI plus Simple Outcomes. BLTI provides a simple way for LMS users to incorporate remote tools into their system. Think of it as a…

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Why People Pay Us

Before we bought 30 inch monitors for everybody, we used to print out all of the SCORM specs as they came out. The hard copy made them a whole lot easier to digest even though it meant the slaughter of many innocent trees. In unpacking…

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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 Engine v2010.1 Released

It's that time again...we just announced the availability of our latest SCORM Engine version, v2010.1. And, yes, I know you're thinking: "BUT, it's 2011 now dummy". Of course, you're right, but only because this blog post was delayed a few days while we migrated our…

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LMS Pricing

I love when I come upon some independent research that informs me of something I didn't know. Truth be told, I base a lot of my assumptions about LMS cost on the original price offered by my first eLearning employer. (List price at PureSafety back…

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SCORM Engine 4th Edition Plans

A few SCORM Engine customers have asked recently what our plans are for SCORM 2004 4th Edition and how it relates to our release schedule. Must of the SCORM 2004 4th Edition stuff is already complete here in house. We've been working with the early…

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