As I continued my journey learning about creating course content on SCORM or Tin Can API, I realized that I will have to learn about how to write statements, which is a way to collate information for the system to know what to do. These statements can be stored in my LRS which can either be hosted in SCORM Cloud or on a private server. The Tin Can Lab is where the writing begins. I am totally going out of my comfort zone but I am also excited to finally, create something. I know that this process will also require learning but at least there will also be a practical aspect. I feel the need to finally apply my learning to course content.
The Tin Can Lab is the best place to learn how to create statements since it provides you with fields for each part of your statement to fill in. Each part is linked to API experience which provides definitions, rationales, details, and requirements as well as an example of the statement. On this link, there is also the history of API and the names of the contributors, but most importantly the information about its copyright. "Copyright 2013 Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, U.S. Department of Defense Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"). You may not use this file except in compliance with the License.” After reading the license, I decided that I was allowed to copy an image of the fields given for writing the verb of a statement.
Each statement required an actor, a verb, an object, and a result. There was also the option to provide attachments and a context. When all was filled up, the lab provides you with a statement generator. There is also the option to get the validity of an already created statement checked. At the bottom of the page for creating and getting your statement validated, there is a link for more information about the Anatomy of a Tin Can statement which has the link for a power point and a video on everything you need to know about the how to. I decided that before I write and submit a statement to be validated, that I should watch the one hour long video. With all of this knowledge, I am confident that the next blog post will be about writing and validating different statements to create my course content.
Once again, I realize that I am not quite ready to create course content on SCORM or Tin Can API but I feel like I am getting closer. However, I have come to realize that learning to create course content on a platform compatible to all LMS is more difficult to just creating it in an LMS. My hope is that it will save time and energy that it is needed when transferring course content from one LMS to another.