In any discussion around learning and development, a common thread is the challenge of creating and delivering the kind and variety of learning assets that users want. Most organizations endeavor to address this obstacle by offering their learners a broad range of resources – off-the-shelf, third-party, and internally produced material. However, while such a selection offers employees a tremendous learning opportunity, accommodating and managing this broad range of videos, courses, books, and podcasts is quite a task.
How Rustici Engine enables Percipio to provide learners even greater choice
Ensuring that organizations can deliver content in the most flexible, accessible and reliable manner is a goal we share with Skillsoft. As the world’s leading eLearning standards experts, Rustici Software supports hundreds of learning platforms and millions of content deliveries every month with our various products. Through our partnership with Skillsoft, Percipio customers can now host and deliver their own content, whether those are standards-based courses or simple file-based content such as a PDF or video file. Support for eLearning standards such as SCORM and AICC provides immediate compatibility with a wide range of content authoring solutions as well as existing content libraries from a variety of sources. Skillsoft will also be adding support for xAPI and cmi5 soon to leverage all the benefits of these modern standards.
What are SCORM and xAPI?
SCORM is a set of technical standards for eLearning products and is the most widely used eLearning standard available. It provides the communication method and data models that allow eLearning content and learning platforms to work together. It tells programmers how to write code so that what they build will “play well” with other eLearning software. SCORM helps ensure content is compatible with a learning platform and that a learning platform can import, launch and track content, enabling an organization to upload any custom content into their learning platforms.
xAPI is an eLearning specification that makes it possible to collect data about the full range of activities a person may experience in their learning journey. xAPI’s use of a shared format for both the receiving and sending of data makes xAPI an ideal tool for sharing learning activity between multiple systems. Many eLearning standards can only capture particular activities in the context of a digital course. xAPI enables you to track experiences that happen in many different learning content and environments. xAPI also has flexibility when it comes to the structure of “statements,” allowing you to track what’s most important to you.
What does this mean for Skillsoft’s Percipio customers?
With support from the Rustici Engine, Percipio customers now have:
- The ability to deliver their full library of proprietary courses and/or 3rd-party content through the rich Percipio learner experience
- A turnkey solution capable of managing and delivering content from a range of authoring tool(s) and content providers
- Confidence their standards-based content will launch, play and track without issue thanks to the years of experience provided by Rustici Engine
- A solution that is future-proofed against changes in eLearning standards.
Rustici Software helps vendors, organizations and anyone else who calls by explaining eLearning standards in plain language and implementing software that allows them to focus on anything other than those standards.