How Tin Can API Changes Traditional E-learning Methods

Imagine you’re asked to memorize Newton’s three laws of motion.

You might use the rote method — repeating the laws in order until they’re memorized. Others might use an acronym or acrostic. Others still might use a variety of memorization techniques, from creating hand gestures to drawing them out.

Learning methods vary from person to person; unfortunately, traditional methods of e-learning often don’t account for this difference. Although many medical organizations offer varied learning opportunities, they often lack the capabilities required to track and report these alternate learning avenues.

Tin Can API is a learning technology developed to resolve this deficiency. Tin Can makes it possible to collect data from learning experiences both online and offline. This API captures data about learners’ activities and communicates the data to other systems.

Tin Can consistently tracks activities from browsers, games, mobile devices, library systems, YouTube, blogs, and HR systems. Once your system runs Tin Can API, you can easily collect data for all learning activities, and your learners can use more methods than ever to earn continuing education credits.

Using SCORM Content with Tin Can API

Best yet, you don’t need to give up your SCORM content or revamp your system in order to take advantage of Tin Can API. The two can be used alongside each other. Tin Can supplements SCORM and traditional LMS by expanding the ability to track activity for a variety of learning methods.

The optimal way to use SCORM content in a Tin Can environment is through a SCORM Engine or SCORM Cloud. This will allow you to import SCORM and AICC packages and generate Tin Can statements that are stored in an LRS. This straightforward integration has the potential to optimize your CME methods. Put it to good use!

EthosCE is the industry-leading, SCORM-compliant learning management system designed to automate and modernize the delivery of continuing education in the health professions. We work closely with leading medical association, academic centers, and health system to optimize their technology infrastructure and create an easy-to-use and intuitive environment for learners and CME administrators alike. For more information about our EthosCE, please contact us at 267-234-7401.

 

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