Ever wondered what SCORM means? This morning, my husband asked what SCORM stands for. I couldn’t remember off the top of my head, so of course the first thing to do is to go to Google.
My google search returned http://scorm.com/scorm-explained/ . I love this page! However, scorm.com is actually some company’s website that is not a sanctioned SCORM standards group. They sell stuff – I was disappointed. I didn’t look at what they sell. But check out their SCORM page (or their stuff for sale, if you so desire). It’s an easy-to-understand explanation of SCORM.
I then looked at the ADL site, http://www.adlnet.gov/capabilities/scorm but it isn’t as easy to understand. However, the extra detail found on the Current Projects tab of the site gave me a great understanding of the different versions of SCORM – we are using 1.2 where I work.
Did you know a project called “Tin Can” is currently underway? I haven’t read it all yet, but http://tincanapi.wikispaces.com/Tin+Can+API+Specification is the wiki group working on it. Great info! I love running into something completely foreign to me.
I don’t really think this will help me be a better Instructional Designer (you never know what little tidbit will help, though!), but it satisfied my curiosity for the morning 🙂