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What is the Tin Can API & What Does it Mean for e-Learning? |

The Tin Can Basics
Also known as the next generation of SCORM, Tin Can tracks and records learning experiences anywhere and from multiple devices. The Tin Can API is a whole new way to track learner experiences that “records activities and delivers data that is quantifiable, sharable and trackable,” according to Tin Can.

The Tin Can API can easily recognize and track a wide range of learning activities including:

Mobile learning
Simulations
Virtual worlds
Serious games
Real-world performance
Social-learning
Experiential learning
Offline learning
Collaborative learning
With Tin Can, a wide range of e-Learning systems can now capture learning activities with a simple vocabulary and communication method. In addition to its simplicity, Tin Can is more flexible, robust and has fewer limitations than previous specifications for tracking learners.

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Brian S McGowan, PhD

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Brian is a research scientist and educational technologist. He helped transform Pfizer’s Medical Education Group and previously served in educational leadership roles at HealthAnswers, Inc.; Acumentis, LLC.; Cephalon; and Wyeth. He taught graduate medical education programs at Arcadia University for 10 years. Dr. McGowan recently authored the book "#socialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare" and has been invited to speak internationally on the subject of information flow, technology, and learning in healthcare.

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