We’ve talked a lot about our upcoming feature releases mainly because we’re excited about all the significant development efforts we’re bringing to our products this year. We’ll be rolling out pre-built integrations in popular content libraries, reporting solutions to help you quickly add reports to your applications, and support for new media types that can be imported directly into Rustici Engine. We’ve got features such as improved equivalent language interaction and integrated single sign-on coming in Content Controller. For SCORM Cloud, we have the upcoming release of a brand-new API enabling us to make new Rustici Engine features available to Cloud customers. All of this new functionality helps our clients compete in the market more quickly and allows their own development teams to focus on what makes their solutions special. Our customer response so far has been great, but we still have folks asking us: What’s next?

“What’s next?” is always a hard question. During this time of year, we’re putting the final polish on our key features for our 2019 releases. And we’re doing equally important work outside of our products by participating in the evolution of the L&D industry and tracking where it’s headed to better support our customers.

Later this month, we’ll be attending and presenting at ADL’s iFest conference. This annual event covers the ways the Department of Defense (DOD) uses eLearning—outlining the evolution of the DOD’s eLearning needs and offering guidance to vendors and practitioners on how to best solve problems inside the DOD’s unique environment.

This year, we’re looking forward to:

  • Presenting on how to identify and design xAPI Profiles to address specific requirements to your organization
  • Learning how the Total Learning Architecture (TLA) may change the landscape of eLearning within the DOD
  • Attending the xAPI Working Group, where we’ve been working with the community to help prepare the xAPI specification to be adopted by IEEE

We view all of this work as a huge part of the value we bring to our customers. This type of work not only backs our commitment to being trusted experts for teams exploring eLearning standards on their own as well as our customers who lean on our expertise directly to take advantage of new eLearning technologies as quickly as possible.

If you’re interested in what we’re sharing and learning from these events and how the industry is moving, subscribe to our blog to be one of the first to hear from us when we report back.

TJ is the Chief Technology Officer at PeopleFluent, another Learning Technologies Group company, though he used to be CEO here at Rustici Software. He is passionate, expressive and has the most distinctive laugh you’ll ever hear.