What is SCORM? It stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) SCORM was defined by Department of Defence under the Advanced Distance Learning Initiative. On page 1-3 of “The SCORM Overview” they say “At its simplest, it is a model that references a set of interrelated technical specifications and guidelines designed to meet DoD’s high level requirements for Web-based learning content” Talk about techno mumbo jumbo! Let’s rephrase that into lay terms.
Let’s imagine that you speak a magical, universal language that anyone, anywhere can understand. The dialect is a simple, straight-forward method of communicating to just about anyone, but limits your ability to communicate complex ideas. In other words, you can say “food,” “water,” and “cold.” What if you would like to say something a little more tangible like “hungry,” “thirsty,” and “blanket?” Your ubiquitous language has taken you pretty far, but not quite to the point of being able to speak completely to your needs.