LETSI Tech Meetings Live Blog

This is a temporary location for the Live Blog of LETSI Tech Meetings being held during June 2009 at IEEE Headquarters in New Jersey. Ultimately this post will be come a link to this blog hosted on the LETSI site. LETSI Tech Meeting June ’09 Thanks.

SCORM Vulnerabilities + IMS Spec withdrawal = Excitement

Exciting times for elearning standards. Lots of discussion about two unrelated events. First, SCORM “cheats” are published and the community rallies to address the issues. Secondly, and coincidentally, the IMS recently withdrew the QTI spec from further work by IMS membership. I’ll follow-up on the IMS QTI issue in a subsequent post (likely linking to […]

The learning community mourns the loss of Claude Ostyn

The elearning community and especially the specification and standards world mourns the loss of Claude Ostyn (http://www.ostyn.com/) who recently passed away after a battle with terminal illness. From his long-tenure at Asymetrix and Click2learn to his more recent independent consulting, Claude has been an advocate at the vanguard of learning frontiers. Claude Ostyn made great […]

Captivate 2 bug: FTP breaks SCORM packaging

If you use the current release of Captivate 2 to make elearning intended for an LMS, then do not use the built-in FTP. Likewise, do not use the current Captivate 2 release with FTP and PENS. When the FTP box is checked, Captivate 2 makes invalid SCORM 1.2 and invalid SCORM 2004 packages. Under these […]

Stability and Evolution in Standards for Elearning

Late last year the ADL reached agreements with several other elearning standards organizations, including AICC, IEEE and IMS. The agreements allow the relevant work of those groups to move forward with SCORM as this portion of the ADL effort transitions to a new stewardship organization. This is a significant achievement. It indicates the maturity and […]

Lies, Lies, Lies… and Learning

Larry Israelite is the editor and one of the authors of Lies About Learning. I came to know Larry through Elliott Masie and the Learning Consortium, and I love his frankness on this subject, starting with the subtitle of the book, Leading Executives Separate Truth from Fiction in a $100 Billion Industry. In the book, […]

Finding the Reload Metadata Tool for SCORM

Reload is a metadata editor that supports SCORM 2004 and the SCORM Simple Sequencing and Navigation constructs. However, I couldn’t find it to download it. Looking at the main ADL site, there are quite a few good presentations about it over on the ADLNet site– Reload Metadata Editor Presentations, but no sign of the tool […]

Getting to Know CORDRA

The ADL is hosting a CORDRA event this Fall in Memphis, CORDRA at Work. Folks building content for the US Dept. of Defense and government agencies will want to get to know CORDRA as it will likely be a big part of future online training content. CORDRA (Content Object Repository Discovery and Registration Architecture) is […]