SCORM - Is this standard widely used?
I recently came across the standard SCORM - Shareable Content Object Reference Model Initiative.
Yes, this standard is widely adopted amongst LMS (Learning Management Systems) makers and also learning content makers so that their respective products can co-operate (track usage, scoring, etc).
I'm still not convinced that SCORM's market penetration is enough to make it worth the effort. A couple ago, I was lead developer for a commercial course management system. Our clients were pretty insistent about wanting it -- it was coming up in lots of RFPs and such. So we spent an extraordinary amount of effort adding support for SCORM learning modules to our application. But it turned out that very few clients actually needed it. They wanted us to be buzzword-compliant, but they didn't actually have SCORM content yet.
Further, there seem to be more SCORM players than SCORM content authoring tools. Lots of systems can use SCORM content, but few can create it. That's one reason why it's not in wider use.
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