What is Tin Can and Why Should I Care? – Resources shared at #ASTDTK13

At the 2013 ASTD TechKnowledge conference, Kevin Thorn and I are conducting a concurrent session entitled What is Tin Can and Why Should I Care?. The session is taking place twice on Thursday January 31st at 10:45am, so if you’re attending the conference, we’d love to have you join our discussion.

TinCanHere’s a description of the session:

You’ve probably heard something about Tin Can, also known as “the next generation of SCORM.” The Tin Can Application Programming Interface (API) enables the tracking of a new world of learning experiences (online and offline). A wide range of systems can now securely communicate with a simple vocabulary that captures this stream of activities.If you know little or nothing about Tin Can, this session is for you. The Tin Can API has the potential to shift the way organizations look at learning, and in turn, the way we track and evaluate learning. It’s something that all learning and performance professionals should be aware of. The problem is, much of the discussions pertaining to Tin Can tend to be technical in nature. In this session, we’ll be stripping out jargon surrounding this new technology and engaging in a discussion to explore how Tin Can will impact our world. We’ll be exploring simple questions, such as:

  • What exactly is Tin Can?
  • Does Tin Can affect my LMS?
  • I’m an instructional designer; how will Tin Can change what I do every day?
  • I’m a training manager; how does Tin Can affect my organization’s learning strategy?
  • How does Tin Can fit in with an organization’s performance culture?

Join Kevin Thorn and David Kelly in an open discussion on these questions and more, and leave with a better understanding of how Tin Can may affect the work you do every day.

This blog post is being set up a follow-up resource for those that attend one of our sessions. It may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about Tin Can and it’s impact on the learning and performance field.

Specific Session Resources
Session Slides

What is Tin Can and Why Should Instructional Designers Care? by David Kelly & Kevin Thorn
What’s the difference between Tin Can and SCORM? by Andy Whitaker
Tin Can and SCORM: How Does it Impact Training? by Trina Rimmer
The Tin Can API – SCORM could do more video from Rustici Software
The Tin Can API – A Non-Technical Analysis by Gary WoodillAdditional Resources
Real Life Tin Can Anxiety by Reuben Tozman
Activity Streams, Sensors, and the Experience API by Kris Rockwell
Houston, We have a Potentiometer… by Kris Rockwell
No One is Telling You What to Do by Megan Bowe
The Tin Can, Can by Dennis Callahan
What L&D Professionals Should Know About Tin Can API by Aneesh Bhat
Tin Can: My First Impressions From mLearnCon 2012 by Amit Gautam
The Tin Can API Wiki
Tin Can API Webinar by Rustici Software
Tin Can API, CMI 5 and Future of eLearning – A Perspective by Pravin Kulange
The Turn by Aaron Silvers

Who’s using the Tin Can API? by Tin Can API
A Closer Look: The Tin Can API in the Real World by Float Learning

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