Your Systems Need to Talk: What is the Tin Can API?


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  • It’s an uber technical, it was written a long time ago. There’s nothing to be designed about SCORM itself. It’s about designing things that can be properly packed and moved.
  • It’s an uber technical, it was written a long time ago. There’s nothing to be designed about SCORM itself. It’s about designing things that can be properly packed and moved.
  • It’s an uber technical, it was written a long time ago. There’s nothing to be designed about SCORM itself. It’s about designing things that can be properly packed and moved.
  • Embarked on the Tin Can journey, how we got to today BAA Community working group Adopters 1.0
  • First it was courses in LMSs, now it’s real performance support. Super customization can help, but it doesn’t get the core of helping people find the information they need to do their job as well as they can.
  • He needs to know: Processes Systems The software Knowledge of the ancients We can build courses on the basics, from them we will know that he accessed them and to what degree he answered questions correctly. We have no idea if he can actually use the system, preform the support process, or explain the software. We’ve never used SCORM courses to train employees at Rustici Software, ever.
  • She spends half her time in an English only classroom and half of her time in a Spanish only classroom, learning all of the subjects. She natively speaks english. She leans heavily on technology to do her spanish math, reading, science, and writing homework. Mostly translation software. Her teacher sees the end result on worksheets and scores on quizzes, she sees her activity in the classroom to an extent but not enough for a good picture of how well her knowledge of spanish is developing compared to how well her understanding of the subject is developing. It’s the live equivalent of a scorm course. There’s too much summative and not enough formative.
  • Searches in knowledge base Notes on manuals Questions asked on Yammer Interaction with the ticketing system, workflow Speed to respond to tickets Number of interactions required across the organization to respond to a ticket
  • Dictionary searches Translated words and phrases Eng > Span and Span > Eng Translating only what’s written on the page? Translating creative responses? Speaking to classmates in spanish? On which subjects? How often? Reading books in spanish? How much, which books? Is she reading only the books in spanish that she has at home in english? Is this helping or stalling her?
  • Think about Jane’s talk about community management How do you connect the individual’s social activity to actual performance? With this, now.
  • If you could track and analyze anything about a learning experience you have designed, what would it be? Where are you flying blind right now?
  • Concept of the independent LRS has started to take hold Profound implications for enterprise architectures and LMS’s
  • Traditional: Course Authoring, LMS, Assessment Now with: Games Social self reported learning Scenario based Formative Classroom assessment Learning Record Stores Content management tools
  • Layer Three of the Onion – Free the data -What is an LRS Vandy: -Using LRS as center of architecture -Previously many LMS’s, transition from LMS being the center to LMS being one source of learning data -Data to come in from many other places -Possible because of data portability in Tin Can -See many others adopting model of TDS and LRS -Independent reporting tool possibilities
  • Design, lean, and agile processes are boiled down to the same 3 key activities, in a loop
  • Your Systems Need to Talk: What is the Tin Can API?

    1. 1. Your Systems Need to TalkMegan | #TinCanAPI
    2. 2. SCORMSCORMCourseCourseLMS 1LMS 1 LMS 2LMS 2 LMS 3LMS 3Four forFour foryouyou And,And,four forfour foryouyou....and....andfour forfour foryouyouDid they finish?Did the pass?What was their score?How much time was spent?
    3. 3. SCORM and designCC image by minnesotahistoricalsociety on flickr
    4. 4. How has SCORM constrained theimagination of designers?You have to make a course.The course can only tell you certain things.The course has to live in an LMS.(duration, score, finished, passed)
    5. 5. The interoperability challenge: SilosLMSLMSHRISHRISPOSPOS CRMCRMKnowledgeBaseKnowledgeBaseSocialPlatformSocialPlatformERPERPIntranetIntranetTalentManagementTalentManagementSCMSCMFinanceManagementFinanceManagement
    6. 6. Meet Joea new customer support agent
    7. 7. Meet Kearaa first grader in a dual language class
    8. 8. The Tin Can API is a sharedlanguage of experience, a way forsystems to talk to each otherabout what people do.
    9. 9. Back to JoeWhat does his path to proficiencyactually look like?
    10. 10. Back to KearaWhere is she succeeding andwhere is she struggling?
    11. 11. Helping individuals succeed is themost important thing we can do atan organization. And as people.
    12. 12. What would you track?
    13. 13. Tin Can’s Core
    14. 14. The Learning Record Store (LRS)LRSLRSLMSLMSHRISHRISPOSPOSCRMCRMKnowledgeBaseKnowledgeBaseSocialPlatformSocialPlatformERPERPIntranetIntranetTalentManagementTalentManagementSCMSCMFinanceManagementFinanceManagementReporting,VisualizationsReporting,Visualizations
    15. 15. Activity Data Portability
    16. 16. Tools
    17. 17. Moving to an LRS-centric architectureBusiness GoalsReduce infection rates• Proper hand washing• Equipment careReduce readmission• Patient education• Discharge procedures
    18. 18. Moving to an LRS-centric architecture
    19. 19. Business GoalImprove teacher efficiency in ablended learning environment• Paper management• Siloed application jugglingImprove teacher’s ability tosupport individual students• Real time insight• Intervention• Grouping based on skill level
    20. 20. Real-time classroom analytics
    21. 21. Business GoalDecrease productivity drains•Compliance time and quality•SMEs content to creation and deliveryReduce new hire training costs•Learning in context•Multiple system administration
    22. 22. CC image by austingovella on slideshareThink in feedback loops
    23. 23. 1. What’s the opportunity?2. What activities do you believe lead to what outcomes?3. What outcomes will support which goals?4. What interactions can generate data that will inform yourdecisions?5. Where can you create loops and iteratively improve them?(should be many places)Starting
    24. 24. Questions?Comments?Concerns?Jokes?Megan