Sharable Content Object Reference Model provides a technical architecture for learning objects to be easily shared across multiple learning delivery
The SCORM specification describes an architecture built on specifications designed to address the US Department of Defence's (DOD) frustration with not being able to share distance learning courses among its different learning delivery systems.
This set of specifications when applied to course content, produces small, reusable learning objects. These can be easily merged with other compliant elements to produce a highly modular repository of learning material.
Recently, the DOD's Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL)team conducted a successful test of the first version of the SCORM specification at the Institute for Defense Analyses' ADL Co-Laboratory Plugfest. The importance was shown by more than 90 organizations attending , including learning software developers and content providers from industry, government and academia, all pledged support for SCORM. There were numerous demonstrations of interoperability, and this stuff really works.
Currently SCORM includes the following specifications:
IMS Metadata, Content packaging
IEEE Metadata Dictionary
AICC Launch and Communication API
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