SCORM

What is it?

Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a set of technical standards for presenting content on e-learning, online training platforms and Learning Management Systems (LMS). SCORM was created by the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL), a group sponsored by the US Department of Defense. It provides our programmers with the ability to write code that makes SCORM presentations work with our LMS.

In layman terms, please…

For example, let’s consider a music CD. When you buy new music on CD, you don’t have to worry that it won’t play on your CD player. That’s because CD’s are pressed using a set of standards that are uniform no matter who manufactures them. Without definite standards, a label company releasing a CD would have playback issues. They would need to make different formatted CDs for each brand of CD player. This is exactly how online learning used to be prior to the creation and use of SCORM.

Who produces SCORM applications?

There are many companies who produce applications that either stand alone or can be integrated with PowerPoint. PowerPoint is a popular choice among educators and trainers which makes it a convenient tool to have on hand. There are, however, other products that stand on their own and help to enhance PowerPoint objectives.

Here is a list of a just few providers:

The correct terms to research on the web are: eLearning software, Courseware, eLearning Courseware, eLearning Authoring.

Is DigitialChalk SCORM compliant?

Yes, DigitalChalk is SCORM 1.2 compliant, this is the version of SCORM used most often. The SCORM standard makes sure that all e-learning content and learning management systems can work with each other, just like the CD standard makes sure that all CDs will play in all CD players. If an LMS is SCORM compliant it can play any content that is SCORM compliant, and any SCORM compliant content can play in any SCORM compliant LMS.

You can view our SCORM compliance test results here.

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