What L&D Professionals Should Know About Tin Can API | Upside Learning Blog | Curating-Social-Learning | Scoop.it

The Tin Can API is an e-learning software specification that allows learning content and learning systems to speak to each other in a manner that records and tracks all types of learning experiences. As we all know, learning can occur in different forms and can happen anywhere (not necessarily through courses hosted on an LMS). Tin Can enables L&D professionals the ability to easily track, quantify and share data gathered from various learning experiences.
It’s great for tracking:

Mobile Learning
Serious Games
Informal Learning
Real World Performance

That’s primarily because it has the potential to change the paradigms of workplace learning by tracking and recording learner data outside the traditional elearning environment.

Learning happens everywhere!

The advent of informal and social learning, along with a renewed focus on ‘Mentors’ at the workplace has ensured that the workforce of today is learning in more ways than ever before. Moreover, since these activities are outside the traditional elearning environment, L&D professionals are unable to record these learning activities and measure their impact on performance.

Via Dennis T OConnor