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June 4, 2002

SCORM and Modules

SCORM and Modules.

SCORM and Modules

The Chronicle of Higher Education has an article about standards for courseware and CMS allowing "mix and match" development:

For the first time, evolving technical standards for software are making it possible for colleges to customize distance-learning programs by easily mixing online-learning software from multiple companies.

This is of course exactly the approach to a CMS system that makes the most sense to me. One of the standards the article refers to is SCORM, "the Sharable Content Object Reference Mode." Here's a good overview of SCORM. The difficulty is that talking about a standard is one thing; actually adhering to it is another, far more important step.

[Instructional Technology]