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Accelerating cmi5 Adoption: Exploring the Conformance Test Suites and Tools
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Are you trying to move from the SCORM world to xAPI and not sure how to get there? cmi5 is the path forward, and now there are tools to help you! Join this webinar led by Brian Miller of Rustici Software and Andy Johnson of the ADL Initiative as we explore the role cmi5 plays to bridge the gap between SCORM and xAPI to support a more modern approach to learning and training.
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We will share the tools now available to migrate legacy SCORM content to cmi5 along with the newly available conformance test suites to validate cmi5 conformance.The learning and training landscape is changing rapidly. SCORM is the most widely used e-Learning standard, but as tools and technologies have advanced, it’s clear that SCORM isn’t flexible enough to support emerging technologies. xAPI was designed to support more modern learning technologies and methodologies, but shifting from SCORM to xAPI is a big leap. That’s where cmi5 comes in to help bridge the great divide.
In 2020, the ADL Initiative awarded Rustici Software a contract to design and build tools to aid in the adoption of cmi5, including an open source cmi5 Player, sample cmi5 course templates, and Conformance Test Suites that are now available. cmi5 CATAPULT, a year-long project, provides key pieces needed to accelerate the cmi5 use within the DoD and for vendors to incorporate into their products. The conformance test suites also provide validation and governance to support procurement requirements.
The presentation will help attendees better understand what cmi5 is and where it fits in with SCORM and xAPI. Attendees will see first-hand how to use the course templates to migrate content along with an introduction to the player prototype and using the Learning Management System and Content Test Suites.
Audience: This webinar is open to all. Prior knowledge of SCORM and/or cmi5 may be useful to attendees.
Brian Miller, Rustici Software Brian Miller is known as one of the world’s foremost xAPI thought leaders and a chief contributor to the cmi5 working group. He was the architect and principal engineer for ADL’s Project CATAPULT, a freely available, open source cmi5 content player and conformance test suite for use by Department of Defense stakeholders and eLearning technology vendors as a way to test and validate content for cmi5 conformance. He has over 20 years of professional and eLearning industry experience. In 2012, Brian joined Rustici Software and has worked on Project CATAPULT, Project Tin Can, standards support, and open source libraries as well as leading the Rustici Engine team.
George Vilches, Rustici Software George Vilches is a Principal Software Engineer at Rustici software, a company that provides software to improve compatibility across the L&D ecosystem. As a tech leader, his focus is on software platforms to provide the best integrations for content distribution and eLearning standard conformance. He oversees custom integration projects for SMB and enterprise companies looking to up their eLearning standards game. George has taught classes on SCORM and xAPI challenges and integrating these technologies within myriad environments, and contributes to the IEEE xAPI effort and various other learning standards groups.
Andy Johnson (ADL Initiative, SETA Contractor) Andy Johnson has been working professionally in distributed learning technology for the last 17 years, proudly serving the U.S. Department of Defense as a SETA contractor for 15 of those years. He was a developer of the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) and has been involved in every version of SCORM®. He has been the Experience API (xAPI) lead at the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative since version .9 was established. He currently serves as the Specifications and Standards Manager for the ADL and now manages a project team’s efforts in the advancement of technical specifications and standards in the training and education domain. Andy received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and master’s degree in Education, Communication and Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to the technical and administrative work, Mr. Johnson leads open source development effort of standards as a member of the IEEE.
Contact: If you have any questions about the webinar, please contact the technical webinar coordinator, Liz Bradley, at Elizabeth.Bradley.ctr@ADLnet.gov.
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