Modernizing eLearning courses with the cmi5 specification

The cmi5 specification was created by the Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC) and the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative to provide an alternative to the Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM).

It defines how online learning resources are imported, launched, and tracked using a similar methodology to SCORM; however, the cmi5 specification offers enhanced capabilities by also conforming to the Experience Application Programming Interface (xAPI) specification.

The cmi5 specification uses xAPI as the communication and data layer but implements controlled vocabularies, which are required for interoperability between Learning Management Systems (LMSs) and LMS-like systems. The cmi5 specification contains a vocabulary model and xAPI Statement patterns that are encapsulated as an xAPI Profile.

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Kids are falling victim to disinformation and conspiracy theories. What’s the best way to fix that?

Children, it turns out, are ripe targets for fake news. Age 14 is when kids often start believing in unproven conspiratorial ideas, according to a 2021 study in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology. Many teens also have trouble assessing the credibility of online information.

One tool that schools can use to deal with this problem is called media literacy education. The idea is to teach kids how to evaluate and think critically about the messages they receive and to recognize falsehoods masquerading as truth.

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Learning or Performance

Clark Quinn tells us a lot of L&D is reactive, suggesting it needs to become proactive, which includes, as a first step, going from courses to performance.

The next step is facilitating informal learning and driving innovation in the organisation.

We also need to consider meaningful measurement and truly understanding how we learn for a firm basis upon which to ground both formal and informal learning.

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The Small Steps of Giant Leaps

Excelling at the small choices that compound over time perpetually leaves you in favorable circumstances.

If you want results you need to be willing to pay the price. The price is both easier than you imagine and harder than you think. The price is consistently doing the small choices that put you on the path to success for years. The price is knowing that time is working on your side even when the results don’t show it … yet.

When you look below the surface, giant leaps aren’t really giant leaps at all. They’re a series of ordinary choices that suddenly become noticeable.

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National centre for AI in tertiary education launches chatbot pilot

Jisc and Bolton College have teamed up to develop a chatbot that could help students throughout the UK.

Designed to answer questions about the campus, timetabling and support services, the chatbot offers a quick, always-on route to information for learners.

Trial will run until Easter 2022 and are underway with Ayrshire, Blackpool and The Fylde, Sandwell, and Yeovil colleges.

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