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April 6, 2005

Best Practices for Developing Reusable E-learning Content Using SCORM

Yesterday I attended a pre-conference tutorial on using SCORM to create sharable pieces of content. The presentation was done by Nina Pasini Deibler from Carnagie Mellon University. She's an instructional designer but has been involved in the process of moving SCORM towards a standard and is quite familiar with the technical details of the specification.

Why SCORM? If you develop content and store it in SCORM format you can drop it on a CD and play it in any of a dozen SCORM players. You can also give it to any organization and as long as it's passes the verification tests you can be assured it will play in any other

SCORM 2004 is the standard to be using. The major addition to the specification is sequencing, the ability to create dependancies between different content objects.

The tutorial was a nice mix of technical information, content design and talk about organizational uses for properly packaged content. It was pretty informal and included a few exercises where we got into groups and had to think through the process of creating some SCORM content.

Posted by mike at April 6, 2005 9:03 AM