Float Mobile Learning to Showcase Tappestry at DevLearn’s Tin Can Alley

Early Adopters Discuss the Next Learning Technology Specification

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Las Vegas – Oct. 31, 2012 – Float Mobile Learning, the leader in developing custom mobile learning applications and mobile learning strategy, will have representatives available to discuss the Tin Can API in Tin Can Alley at the eLearning Guild’s DevLearn conference in Las Vegas Oct. 31 through Nov. 2.

The Tin Can API the next generation of SCORM, a brand-new learning specification that allows people to integrate activities such as mobile learning, simulations, educational and serious games, and performance support in order to track real-world activities in a secure, long-term format. Float has contributed to the specification, which is in version 0.95 as of this writing and expected to reach 1.0 in early 2013.

“Digital learning is all about learner empowerment”, said Dr. Gary Woodill, a senior analyst with Float. “Who knows better about what they have learned than learners themselves? The Tin Can API is a fresh new approach to tracking learning where employees can do it themselves, and take their learning records with them.”

Float representatives will showcase how its enterprise social network for learning, Tappestry, has been built using the Tin Can API. Float will also discuss the Tin Can iOS library they developed, as well as demonstrate how developers can create and view statements in learning record stores with the Tin Can Statement Viewer.

“Most learning by employees is informal, picked up through observations of others or from conversations,” Woodill said. “With Tin Can we now have a way of documenting that learning, and integrating it with the learning records maintained by more formal methods, such as the use of learning management systems.”

Tin Can Alley will feature a number of other developers and early adopters – including Blackboard, OnPoint Digital, Lectora, Rustici Software and more – who have begun supporting Tin Can.

About Float Mobile Learning

Float’s team of experts combines strategy, mobile app development, and eLearning to guide organizations by harnessing the unique power of mobile technology. Founded in 2010, Float works with industry leaders such as Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), Pioneer Hi-Bred, GROWMARK, and Wiley Publishing Inc. (NYSE: JW.A) to strategize and develop mobile learning initiatives. To learn more, please visit http://gowithfloat.com.

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