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SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast Transcript #40: AICC and the LMS (Transcript)

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Mary Kay Lofurno: Welcome to the next edition of the SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast Series. My name is Mary Kay Lofurno. I’m the Marketing Director here at SyberWorks, and your host today.

SyberWorks specializes in custom e-learning solutions, learning management systems, and custom e-learning development for corporations, governments, and non-profits. In this edition, we're going to be talking with Stuart Campbell, Director of Software Engineering here at SyberWorks, about his recent article, “AICC and the LMS.”


Mary Kay: Hi, Stuart. It’s great to have you here on the SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast.

Stuart Campbell: It’s good to be here. How are you?

Mary Kay: Very well, thank you. All right, let’s get to it. I know you recently wrote an article, “AICC and the LMS.” So without getting too much into your piece, can you explain your approach to the subject?

Stuart: Sure. Based on the last article I did on SCORM, I didn’t want this to be something that was just almost like a cut-and-paste of the SCORM and just applying AICC principles to it. So, given the difference between SCORM and AICC, then what I wanted to do was just give some detail into the background of how an AICC course is structured.

It’s a file-based course. All the files exist on your system. You’ve got the CRS file, which is your course file. You’ve got your assignable units, your descriptor file. So I just wanted to give some background into where all that information is stored and how it comes to become an AICC course on the LMS.

But really, the one whole point that I wanted to make, in the whole thing, was to just highlight the cross-domain course content. Because there a user can have a course, which the content doesn’t reside on their server, but with AICC, can be accessed from an LMS, across the Internet. And it can be recorded, scores can be recorded, time can be recorded, but actual content doesn't exist on your own server.

And that’s really one of the strong points that AICC has. It’s one of the reasons that most customers look for implementing AICC, is to look for that cross domain content, where they’re not responsible for content, either being on a hosted server or their own server, but it’s taken care of by someone else. That’s really the main point of the article, is to highlight that piece of an AICC course.

Mary Kay: All right. Well, Stuart, that sounds good. Stuart is a super, super busy guy, so we’re going to let him go. Thanks for joining us.

Stuart: Thank you. Have a great day.

Mary Kay: Folks, please download Stuart’s article and read it, because, as you can tell, there’s a lot of great information in there. It’s located in the SyberWorks Media Center, under the e-Learning Articles section.

Thanks for listening to our podcast today on “AICC and the LMS” with Stuart Campbell, Director of Software Engineering here at SyberWorks, on our e-Learning Podcast Series. Thanks for joining us today. Have a great week.


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