Project TinCan, the next stage in assessment and evaluation?

If you need to keep track of who does what, when, within a web-based project or experience TinCan might be just the thing.
—moi

The metaphor that gave name to Project Tin Can is the tin can and string telephone. Project Tin Can is the next phase of SCORM. The project itself has entered its own “Phase 3 — the future of e-learning is now,” which includes prototypes you can use, that in turn can issue data and reports, and web objects to be consumed in ways limited only by the imagination.

Original SCORM reports learner activity, often in the context of a quiz, to a Learning Management System (LMS). Tin Can promises to be a more versatile “Learning Record Store” (LRS), web-based and adaptable. The video shows it well:

TinCan communicates in JSON, a special kind of JavaScript string notation that allows very fast transmission of data. If you need to keep track of who does what and when within a web-based project or experience this might be just the thing. I’m thinking about how I can fold it into the project planning tool I’m envisioning. If you have any ideas please leave a comment.

Sites to see

SCORM Explained
Tin Can Quick Start (PDF)

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