Tin Can (xAPI)

Tin Can, also known as the Experience API, is a modern rival to the SCORM standard, eventually expected to be its replacement. This standard allows LMSs to understand content, which is record by Tin Can in an LRS.

Tin Can has a few benefits over SCORM. From Wikipedia:

  • Taking elearning outside of the web browser
  • Elearning in native mobile applications
  • More control over learning content
  • Solid security using Oauth
  • Platform transition; e.g. start elearning on a mobile, finish on a computer
  • The ability to track games and simulations
  • The ability to track real-world performance
  • Team-based elearning
  • Tracking learning plans and goals