Presented at DocTrain East 2007 Conference by Joel Amoussou, Efasoft -- The Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) specification defines the packaging and sequencing of learning content. The sequencing is a set of rules that specifies the order in which a learner may experience the learning content. Sequencing allows a Learning Management System (LMS) to track the progress of the learner. SCORM does not impose any restriction on the structure, content, or format of the learning content itself, nor does it specify how files are named or identified.
Learning content developers can leverage the power of S1000D by using its extensive metadata facility to specify for example, how the learning content relates to a specific configuration of a system, sub-system, or assembly of a vehicle. Other metadata that can be specified include the security classification, the issue number, the required skill level, etc. The learning content can be marked-up and validated using the schemas provided by S1000D. Finally, S1000D defines a file naming convention based on the Data Module Code (DMC) which can facilitate the identification of learning contents.
The integration of S1000D and SCORM allows organizations to reduce the cost of creating, reusing, maintaining, and repurposing learning and technical data throughout the lifecycle of the product.