What You Need to Know When Publishing Learning Content (#mlearning)
After you finish the authoring of learning content, you need to decide which option(s) of publishing formats to be used. Actually having the available options in your mind before authoring the content is suggested, because the options might be limited with your chosen tool. You want your learning and performance support content to be as accessible as possible and as long lived, so understanding this issue does matter. Here is an overview.
AICC stands for Aviation Industry CBT (Computer based training) Committee. A legacy standard in the industry, AICC has been around since 1988 and set the standards for e-Learning software before SCORM did. To learn more, visit the AICC website.
Tin Can API
Tin Can, or the Experience API as it is also called, is the latest generation of eLearning Standards. While it is a successor to SCORM, it is not simple a new version. With Tin Can, you can track and record a variety of learning experiences as it enables tools to send more than just completion status and testing data. It is also more flexible so tracking of data from different tools and devices is easier and more flexible than it has been with AICC and SCORM. Proponents see potential capabilities in areas such as mobile learning, simulations, virtual worlds, serious games both online and offline disconnected. With a larger vocabulary of tracking data, it can provide insight into how your learners interact with the course anywhere – even on multiple devices. With the Tin Can API, activity creators can design both online courses or native apps that download a multitude of types of activities to an app and then potentially send data back to an LRS (Learning Record Store) when there is a connection. To learn more about Tin Can, check out Make All Learning Experience Trackable, Discover Simple Communication with Tin Can API, or visit TinCanAPI.com.
The Tin Can API uses a Learning Record Store (LRS) to record and store all of these learning activities. Tin Can API sends secure statements in the form of “Noun, verb, object” or “I did this” to an LRS. The LRS then records these statements and can share them with other LRSs. An LRS can live inside an LMS and use the LMS’s reporting tools to make meaning of the LRS’s data, or it can live on its own with its own reporting tools. Read more about LRS here : Building a Learning Record Store.
Publish a course in Claro with even more options
It’s all about maximizing reach, supporting a wide range of device types and future proofing the content. There are more options offered by Claro than what covered above.
If you have an LMS (Learning Management System), you can publish the course using Standards such as AICC, Tin Can API, or a SCORM version and then upload the course to your LMS. See Publish to LMS (Standards).
If your LMS is PENS-compliant, you can set up a PENS target so the course is automatically sent to the LMS imported as a published course package. See Configure a PENS Target.
You can publish to SCORM Cloud. It is a hosted player that allows you to connect learners to learning anywhere on the web. There are free accounts available. See Publish to SCORM Cloud.
You can also publish a web package if you don’t require tracking information. See Publish to Web.
You can also publish a Desktop package that can run on a computer desktop. See Publish to Desktop.
You can set up Publishing Profiles that capture a number of test and course options, as well as navigation and behavior choices and save you the trouble of setting them for every course. See Publishing Profiles.
More options for publishing into native mobile Apps will be available soon!