Aaron Silvers has innovated the design and production of learning experiences with a variety of technologies for organizations large and small, in both the private and public sectors, for over 15 years. From 1999-2001, he produced, designed and developed web-based games for the National Football League (NFL) and the website KidsCom. With a particular niche in learning games, he produced several popular titles that, ten years later, continue to attract 20,000 children ages 6-12 a day. Working on the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative, Aaron led the development of a number of SCORM 2004 content examples and returned to ADL in 2010 as its Community Manager. He has an M.S. in Curr...
As a contractor with Problem Solutions, Aaron provides support to the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of ADL.
[Update, 20 July: Thank you for all the great comments you submitted. We are no longer seeking suggestions.]
As a name, “SCORM” really doesn’t stand up well with the work we’re currently undertaking at ADL with the Next Generation of SCORM.
It was an acronym to talk about the Sharable Content Object Reference Model. In the context of what’s happening with Tin Can API, the kinds of things we want to do with experiences, personal assistants for learning, etc… well, the things we’re interested in span beyond just *content*, and it’s time to have a better name than “Next Generation of SCORM.”
We could use some help coming up with a better identity and branding for what is likely to become an “app store” of sorts for interoperable services and technologies that can be used in part or whole to support a wide variety of experiences.
We need more ideas on this, and that’s why we’re looking to you. The Tin Can API will be one technology in an entire ecosystem of technologies — and that ecosystem lacks a name.
If you leave it to us, we might just call it PEANUTT (or BAQON — or PEANUTTBUTR BAQON). You get my point. We are open to all suggestions. We are not categorically saying “no” to an acronym or including SCORM in the new name. We just need a good name!
If you have suggestions, please use the comment feature below to share them. If you like any of the suggestions shared, feel free to “like” that comment so we can gauge which is most popular among the contributed ideas.
We’re looking to act on this pretty quickly, so if you could share your ideas for the new name before June 15, it *might* be something we can announce soon after.