Learning management systems can be very complex. Viable learning management systems are SCORM/AICC compliant. In this article, I will provide a basic explanation of the SCORM/AICC standard used in the marketplace today by many learning management systems.
What is a learning management system?
As a refresher from a previous article, learning management systems (LMSs) are web-based software application platforms used to plan, implement, and assess learning processes related to online and offline training administration and performance management. LMSs allow an instructor to create and deliver content, monitor learners participation, and assess student performance. LMSs also allow learners to use interactive features such as threaded discussions, web conferencing, discussion forums, and other methods of communication.
When learning management systems are SCORM/AICC compliant, what does that mean?
SCORM stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model, which is a set of specifications that, when applied to course content, produces small, reusable e-Learning objects. A result of the Department of Defense’s Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL)...