Updated: Apr 25, 2021
As the demand for effective corporate eLearning content continues to rise, an increasing number of learning professionals are looking to SCORM content to help them achieve their learning goals. The SCORM standards help to make eLearning content and courses more accessible and plays a significant role in meeting this demand for high-quality learning content.
SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model) provides a set of standards for eLearning technology. SCORM serves to dictate to programmers how code must be written for it to communicate with other software packages and integrate with Learning Management Systems (LMSs). SCORM provides the de facto standard for eLearning interoperability. When eLearning professionals work with authoring tools (such as Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate) to create content and courses, they will typically export the content to a SCORM package for upload it to a SCORM-compliant LMS and delivery to learners.
The Benefits of Working with SCORM
While different organizations tend to adopt SCORM for different reasons, the SCORM standard provides a set of benefits that most users can expect:
The ability to find and access instructional elements from a single remote location for delivery to multiple locations.
The opportunity to customize content to meet organizational requirements.
The ability to enhance productivity by decreasing the time and expense involved in delivering content.
The ability to evolve along with technology changes without the need for expensive redesign rewriting of code.
The ability migrate instructional components developed in one location with one set of tools to a different location or platform.
The flexibility to integrate instructional elements in multiple applications and contexts.
The Impact of SCORM on eLearning
As discussed, SCORM addresses programming procedures for eLearning technologies and its benefits extend to anyone involved in eLearning development. Adhering to SCORM provides eLearning creators and providers with greater flexibility in choosing and switching platforms. Given this, they can build and deploy eLearning content faster and at a lower cost. The use of SCORM-compliant software allows eLearning content and LMS’s to seamlessly interact using a standard coding protocol. Learning content can then be customized for each customer where necessary without the need for costly re-coding.
Working with an LMS for SCORM-Compliant eLearning Hosting
A SCORM-compliant LMS can accept any SCORM-compliant content and make it available to users of the system. Some of the benefits of working with a SCORM-compliant LMS for eLearning hosting can include:
Customized learning management
Available content libraries
Creation of Learning paths
Generation of certificates and badges
Enrollment approval tools
Skills gap assessments
Learner collaboration forums
Gamification of eLearning
LMS Portals for SCORM-Compliant eLearning Hosting
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