Tin Can allows us to start correlating that learning with the outcomes we are seeking to provide to see if that learning is truly effective.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) December 20, 2013
Mike Rustici, founder of Rustici Software, sat down with Dr. Rod Berger of the Core of Education to talk about SCORM, self-paced individual and group e-learning, and his company's new product, Tin Can API. Rustici talks about the beginnings of SCORM, founded in 2000 by the Department of Defense as a standard for self-paced individual online training and education, as well as the limitations inherent in what is now 13-year-old technology.
In order to get around those limitations, Rustici's company has developed the Tin Can open-source API. This new API is gaining adoption world-wide and is beginning to be embraced by the education sector.
"Tin Can is mostly advantageous in situations where we want to know how people are learning and what they're learning about," says Rustici. "Tin Can allows us track any type of learning event, which, importantly allows us to start correlating that learning with the outcomes we are seeking to provide to see if that learning is truly effective."
Rustici also talks about how he became involved in SCORM at the beginning by taking out an ad with a Google AdWord when Google first started that type of advertising.
About the Core of Education
The Core of Education is an op-ed EdTech blog and podcast interview series hosted by Rod Berger, PsyD, and underwritten by RANDA Solutions. The Core focuses on vital issues to educators and policy-makers, as Dr. Berger interviews key education thought-leaders from across the nation and around the world. Core podcasts work to provide a platform for open, honest discussion and debate on education challenges and triumphs. Berger, interviews international policy makers, ed entrepreneurs, state commissioners, district admins, and teachers and strives to insure everyone involved has a platform to learn, and that’s what’s at the "Core of Education."