Re: DITA to SCORM and QTI ... xAPI
I have always questioned the usefulness of this.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
- no sound or video synchronization - impossible to make a triple-E learning product without this.
- most good e-learning has visual elements that summarize an idea whereas manuals and legal documents require fully expanded documentation of the topic.
- visuals are more important than text
It just seemed like a hard way to make an inferior product. When this came out, we were trying to kill the reputation of e-learning as being dull, boring and ineffective. This was not a modern solution.
In the early 2000s, used XML to drive our e-learning course delivery tool but the XML content was nothing like what the DITA extension produced - dynamic image and text synchronization with audio and video, control over font, color and style of text and its position on the screen.
I like the Ken Burns approach to education and I have a hard time to see DITA as a viable way to produce engaging courses.
If you load up the DITA with all of the artifacts required to control a good e-learning course, the maintainers of the content are going to either ignore the learning tags or curse the person who cluttered up a perfectly reasonable topic with links to sounds (that they now have to change to match the spec - would be great but not going to happen) and is asking them to pick fonts and icons for the stuff that they are fixing.
IMHO, It is not a good match.
I may be a bit harsh but I am not surprised that it has not got any traction.
On 2020-05-28 4:09 p.m., ekimber@... wrote:
We did a really cheap SCORM output generator as part of the original L&T subcommittee and the code is around but not necessarily that useful. As part of that John Hunt also put together a really cheap LMS implementation that gave you interactive assessments in the browser. That stuff is now more than 10 years old.