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Layers of the Tin Can Onion

What is the Tin Can API?

Tin Can is interesting on so many levels and to so many audiences that it is hard to provide a succinct answer.

It’s helpful to describe Tin Can using layers. On the surface, Tin Can is quite interesting with many capabilities to explore and understand. Just as you start to take it all in though, you realize there is more goodness hiding just beneath the surface.

This section will answer the question “What is the Tin Can API?” layer by layer.

Tin Can API Layers of the Onion

To whet your appetite, here is a short preview of the layers:

  • Layer 1: The Tin Can API is a modernized version of SCORM that frees us from the obsolete constructs of old.
  • Layer 2: The Tin Can API allows us to record any learning experience, including informal learning, giving us a much richer picture of an individual’s learning path.
  • Layer 3: The Tin Can API frees your data from the confines of your siloed LMS.
  • Layer 4: The Tin Can API is capable of achieving the holy grail sought by training departments everywhere by correlating job performance data with training data to assess training effectiveness and much more.

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