Although EdTech was on the rise, Covid-19 has only accelerated its importance. Needless to say, we think that this is the boost the world of learning needs. Traditional learning methods should be adapting to keep up with the modern world.
The tools available are becoming more specific to what they do. Which means there’s more of an emphasis on using various tools together. Using different tools together can open the doors to a whole new way of learning.
Every organisation’s learning and development strategy is different. Therefore, everybody requires different approaches – different learning methods for different topics. This need for flexibility is the reason why many tools now make it possible for you to integrate with others.
For every route of learning, it should be key to be able to track and analyse your learners. xAPI is a software specification which allows you to do this and it is becoming increasingly important within the EdTech world.
xAPI can capture both online and offline experiences. It provides shareable data that can be accessed across different platforms and devices. It can show you exactly how learners are learning and developing to then create tailored learning. Plus, it makes clear where there are gaps in their learning.
Then there’s a set of technical standards called SCORM. This is a way for elearning courses to be created but not all elearning courses are SCORM compatible. However, there are authoring tools and LMS built to support SCORM.
This means that you can receive learning data and it will be reported within your system. Just like xAPI, SCORM allows you to gain the right insights into your learners.
Both xAPI and SCORM are key for learning and development teams to tailor learning content and to ensure learning is maximised. However, it’s important that when creating learning, you pick the right software or technicalities for you and your organisation.
Moodle is a learning management platform designed to provide a secure, integrated system to create personalised learning environments. Moodle and many other LMS use SCORM. This means that you can integrate Moodle and others with Near-Life™ CREATOR.
Simply put these means the scenarios you create using Near-Life™ CREATOR can run within a SCORM compliant LMS and share data. Once you have designed your course using Near-Life™ CREATOR you will be able to publish and have the option to share via a SCORM compatible link. Your SCORM link can be easily embedded as if it were a usual video link.
For enterprise users you will have the option to download, and host locally.
When you then run your course through moodle or a SCORM compliant LMS your learners will be able to play the interactive scenarios. Plus, all of the relevant data will be collected and reported within your LMS.
The beauty of integrating tools like these is that you can offer more engaging, interactive learning without the heavy workload. With your LMS being SCORM compliant, it does the work for you.
Elearning authoring tools allow you to create more interactive and immersive content. However, the data you collect is also crucial, so it’s important that your learning content can be measured and tracked within your chosen learning management technology. You may find that some of your learners are finding the learning difficult, and others too easy. This can help you to design future learning content, and to ensure those that require more learning receive it.
Integrating various tools not only makes it easier to design and share content, it also creates a whole new level of learning. It provides the scope to personalise and engage, to motivate your learners that one step further. All of this, while ensuring your learning is joined up and properly tracked, without having to reinvent the wheel.