Who Needs SCORM? Businesses with an Internal LMS

The Sharable Content Object Reference Model, or SCORM, still heavily influences the eLearning industry, even two decades after its initial release. In a time characterized by rapid technological development, such longevity is relatively unusual. But SCORM doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. 

Here’s why. Originally, SCORM was the preferable choice for content creation because it introduced an affordability in online training that wasn’t an option before. However, the reason SCORM is still so prevalent is largely owed to its interoperability or its capability to operate across different platforms, any systems that are comformant with that version of SCORM, really. This attribute means that content providers can author courses that can be used in many different contexts. Certainly, SCORM made online training content cheaper to create and deliver, but that’s no longer its primary allure. Now, interoperability is king.

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