The Benefits of Making Your e-Learning AICC and SCORM Compliant
Remember the battle between Blu-ray Discs and DVDs? The frustration of accidentally buying a Blu-ray movie and realizing it won’t play in your DVD player? That’s a bit like what was happening in the e-Learning community before SCORM was established.
In the late 1990s, each learning management system had its own proprietary content format, which encouraged vendor lock-in. You had to use that vendor’s tools to create e-Learning that worked with that LMS, or your content wouldn’t play. To solve this problem, in 1999 the government tasked a small research laboratory, ADL, to “develop common specifications and standards for e-learning.” The lab combined the work of existing standards organizations like the AICC, IMS and the IEEE LTSC into a cohesive reference model. SCORM was released in 2001 and was quickly adopted by both government and industry. Today, SCORM is the de facto standard for e-Learning interoperability.
SCORM versus AICC
Without these standards, integrating e-Learning content between vendors and tools would be a costly and time-consuming process. SCORM compliant e-Learning makes your organization more efficient. In addition, following the requirements of SCORM is a good idea when:
- Creating a large library of learning objects
- Using an LMS to deliver and manage learning content
- Designing learning content that might be reused in other contexts
- Designing learning content that tracks learner performance
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