SCORM vs. Tin Can (xAPI): which is right for your LMS?

The Developer.

Do you have questions about having a SCORM compliant learning management system (LMS)?

Ever wonder about the difference between SCORM vs. Tin Can in online learning content standards and LMS training?

If so, read on…

In the beginning, there was SCORM!

In the beginning (and foreseeing the need of interoperability between LMS platforms), the Developer created the protocol of SCORM 1.1, then SCORM 1.2, then SCORM 2004, and then the Developer saw that those were all good and said:

“Let there be Tin Can (xAPI or Experience API)!”

And then Tin Can was created!

…and then over time, the Developer started to wonder why SCORM 1.2 was still being used so much after the new fangled and shiny Tin Can had been created…

…or even why SCORM 1.2 is so much more popular than its younger sibling SCORM 2004.. but that’s a whole other blog post.

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