The need for effective corporate training and employee development is greater than ever, given today’s competitive global landscape and the increasing complexity of the workplace. This growing need for training can present a challenge for company management and learning and development (L&D) teams as they look to build or source relevant, high-quality content and courses to offer their employees.
One of the best ways to ensure that your organization can utilize the widest range of available training content and resources is in ensuring that your program can leverage the power of SCORM in your corporate training program.
What is SCORM?
SCORM or Sharable Content Object Reference Model is a globally accepted standard for developing online learning resources. SCORM was created as a means to standardize the manner in which eLearning courses are created and delivered.
SCORM is used to create a wide range of content, such as videos, presentations, and testing. The SCORM framework allows for easy sharing of training assets across any learning management system (LMS) that is SCORM-compliant.
The different versions of SCORM all govern two things:
The packaging of SCORM content provides a framework for the physical delivery of a piece of content. SCORM packaging includes all the information required by an LMS to import and launch content without the need for manual intervention.
Data exchange outlines the specifications regarding how the content ”talks” to the LMS while it is actually playing. Also referred to as the runtime communication, this is the part of the SCORM standard that handles the delivery and tracking of content.
The Benefits of SCORM for Corporate Training
The primary benefit of SCORM is interoperability. As corporate training needs evolve to support today’s workforce, SCORM serves as the best-known content standard for eLearning. A SCORM-compliant LMS provides an ideal framework to ensure that the widest range of available training content can be leveraged in your training program.
Some of the specific benefits you can expect from utilizing SCORM in your corporate training program include:
Implementing a SCORM-compliant LMS can reduce your program costs by up to 80%.
A SCORM-compliant LMS ensures greater flexibility and reusability of content that is tailored to organizational needs. It allows content developers to design unique eLearning courses that meet the needs of each unique audience.
The training content SCORM LMSs is accessible to users from anywhere and using most any type of device. Given this, your users conduct their training activities at their own pace and convenience.
If your L&D team is looking to curate a piece of learning content to meet a specific training need, utilizing a SCORM-compliant LMS helps ensure that you can utilize the highest quality courses and content available.
LMS Portals: A SCORM-Compliant LMS for Corporate Training
LMS Portals is a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows an administrator to launch a dedicated online learning environment (portal) on-demand. Each portal you launch includes a powerful, SCORM-compliant development engine, along with robust supporting tools for user onboarding, learning path creation, group management, certificate awarding, analytics, and more.
We also provide our clients with a library of 140+ SCORM courses, covering most every aspect of corporate training and employee development.