SOLID Project: The Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM)
The Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a set of interrelated technical specifications built upon the work of the AICC, IMS and IEEE to create one unified "content model". These specifications enable the reuse of Web-based learning content across multiple environments and products. Currently, SCORM consists of three main sections: an Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based specification for representing course structures (so courses can be moved from one server/LMS to another); a set of specifications relating to the run-time environment, including an API, content-to-LMS data model, and a content launch specification; and a specification for creating meta-data records for courses, content, and raw media elements. SCORM enables small, reusable, sharable course content; discoverable learning content (enables interoperable repositories); the ability to find and move entire courses; vendor support for SCORM-compliant COTS products; and, the development of adaptive learn
Keywords: None
Focus Area: Teaching and Learning
Scope: Global
Resource Type: Projects and Initiatives
Entry Date: June 18, 2001