What is SCORM 2004 and how is it different than the previous version?
SCORM 2004 is a standard learning specification that governs how online training is created and delivered. The SCORM standard was developed by the collaborative efforts of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative.
The SCORM 2004 standard defines both how the content needs to be structured (Content Packaging) and the allowable types of real-time communication between learners, the content, and the LMS. This latest version also provides sequencing and navigational specifications that are new to SCORM, adding a level of complexity and flexibility to the flow of the learning content. This includes calculating and adjusting the real-time flow of the learning based on the learner’s current progress, choices, and/or level of knowledge (scoring). The addition of the sequencing and navigation enables the development of more enriching and engaging learning content.
The ELM 9.1 posting that is now available allows customers to take advantage of SCORM 2004 content and all of its capabilities. The support for SCORM 2004 version 4 (1.3) provided by ELM 9.1 includes the following:
- Importing of the packaged content
- Maintenance of the content metadata
- Facilitation of the launch and usage by the learners
- Tracking of the learner's progress, including their completion status, score, and current location
- Communication between the content, learner, and ELM 9.1
More information about SCORM 2004 can be found at the ADL website. Customers can find the Resolution ID 868568 for the ELM 9.1 release through the My Oracle Support website. This resolution supports the 4th edition of the SCORM 2004 specification (also known as SCORM 1.3). There are no optional aspects to SCORM 2004, so all features of the specification are supported. ELM 9.1 continues to support both of the previous SCORM versions 1.1 and 1.2 in addition to the AICC learning standard.