To say we’ve all had our share of ups and downs in the last year and a half would be quite the understatement. In L&D, we’ve seen dramatic shifts in the adoption of online education and training. With the theme “Learning and Thriving in the New Normal,” iFEST 2021 is bringing together 450+ attendees virtually from the military, government, industry and academia to discuss what the new normal is and how we adjust and thrive in the distributed learning community.

Are you an active duty military personnel or government employee? Then the virtual three-day event is free for you! Registration for iFEST is still open to attend next week’s online conference. So sign up today and then add our upcoming sessions to your schedule and visit us in our virtual booth.

A quick overview of our session topics:

Launching into cmi5: A closer look at Project CATAPULT

Hear Brian Miller and Andy Johnson’s presentation to gain a better understanding of what cmi5 is and where it fits in with SCORM and xAPI. You’ll also get to see a special sneak peek of the cmi5 CATAPULT tools that will soon be available, including cmi5 course templates and the conformance test suites to test and validate content and systems.

Evolution of eLearning standards: Moving from SCORM to xAPI – where does cmi5 fit?

With the emergence of xAPI and cmi5, it’s hard to know where and when to use these standards and how they relate to SCORM. Listen to George Vilches explain the evolution of the most common eLearning standards, including SCORM, xAPI and cmi5, as well as highlight each standard’s capabilities, limitations, adoption status and use cases. This on-demand poster presentation graphically illustrates where and how the standards fit together.

Putting the pieces together: Centralizing content distribution across systems

As the number of systems and content sources increase, the challenge of managing courses also grows exponentially. Watch Tammy Rutherford’s on-demand poster presentation to help you visualize a centralized content model and better understand the benefits in terms of improved efficiency by content staff and more accurate and compatible learning and training content.

Mapping your ecosystem: Navigating the complexities of uniting content and data across multiples systems

On Tuesday, September 2nd, join us in a live, hands-on activity to identify the technical considerations in managing multiple systems and the strategies, technologies and tools available for connecting your content and data. Tammy Rutherford and Chris Tompkins will lead small group discussions and help you inventory your ecosystem to know what questions to ask vendors when acquiring new tools.

That’s a sneak peek at what we’ll be talking about at iFEST next week. If you’re coming to the conference, let us know as we’d love to schedule time to connect in our virtual booth. If you can’t make it, no problem. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have around xAPI, cmi5 or SCORM too.

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