• XoomPoint Corporation
  • Posted June 16, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: New standard revolutionizes e-Learning

XoomPoint’s partner iSpring Solutions’ authoring tools now support cmi5, the brand-new format for LMSs. So far 13 e-Learning software vendors have announced their plans to support the new cmi5 format. However, only iSpring authoring tools already support cmi5.

cmi5 was developed by ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative) in 2016. cmi5 is the most advanced specification for LMSs. It consolidates the best of all previously existing e-Learning formats (e.g. SCORM, Tin Can API) and is superior to them in functionality.

New cmi5 vs SCORM

Learners take a significant part of courses outside an LMS. The new spec allows administrators to make learning asynchronous and mobile while tracking all activities of learners, no matter where and from which device they take courses. cmi5 allows the use of all capabilities of both online and offline mobile learning, while the SCORM spec doesn’t track non-LMS learning activities and doesn’t support online and offline mobile learning.

cmi5 allows instructors to assess the learners’s texts and track audio, video, images and documents attached by students to respond to a question. This results in a more objective and comprehensive evaluation of learner skills and general proficiency. SCORM tracks only simple activities: if learners passed or failed a course and how many points they scored.

With cmi5, the course contents can be put on a Content Distribution Network on several servers, so learning materials load much faster. This is especially effective for global companies with a lot of employees all over the world. SCORM content must be stored on the same server as the LMS, which means longer loading times.

You can try out cmi5 standard tools and free demos in the XoomPoint webstore www.xoompoint.com/store.

SCORM in short

SCORM is a set of standards for LMSs, developed by ADL in 2001. It contains requirements for content organization and the LMS in general. SCORM ensures compatibility of components and the opportunity to reuse them. Learning content consists of small separate units, which can be included in different courses and used by an LMS regardless of how and where they were created. With SCORM, you can collect learners’ data online, while they study on their PCs or laptops.

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