SCORM, AICC, And Points Beyond


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SCORM, AICC, And Points Beyond

  1. 1. SCORM, AICC, and points beyond Alphabet Soup for the E-learning Soul Chris Adams Handshaw, Inc. ASTD Day of Learning 3 December 2008
  2. 2. “ You can either hold yourself up to the unrealistic standards of others, or ignore them and concentrate on being happy with yourself as you are.” - Jeph Jacques
  3. 3. Why should you care?
  4. 4. Where have we come from?
  5. 6. SCORM <ul><li>Name: Sharable Content Object Reference Model </li></ul><ul><li>Source: US Department of Defense (DoD) Advanced Distance Learning (ADL) initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: Interoperability, Accessibility, Reusability, Durability, Maintainability, Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>First Released: January 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Latest Version: SCORM 2004 Version 4 (Announced June, 2008 - release pending) </li></ul>
  6. 7. AICC <ul><li>Name: Aviation Industry CBT (Computer-Based Training) Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Airline industry consortium </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: To establish hardware standards for training delivery in the airline industry </li></ul><ul><li>First Released: 1989 AGR 002 (Delivery platform specification) </li></ul><ul><li>Latest Version: 2005 AGRs 011 (PENS) and 012 </li></ul>
  7. 8. PENS <ul><li>Name: Package Exchange Notification Services </li></ul><ul><li>Source: AICC </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: To automate the exchange of content between systems </li></ul><ul><li>First Released: 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Latest Version: 1.0 </li></ul>
  8. 9. DITA <ul><li>Name: Darwin Information Typing Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Source: AICC </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: To divide content into small, self-contained topics that can be reused in different deliverables </li></ul><ul><li>First Released: June 2005 - v1.0 approved as an OASIS standard </li></ul><ul><li>Latest Version: 1.1 approved August 2007 </li></ul>
  9. 10. “ The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.” - Andrew S. Tanenbaum
  10. 11. Comparing Standards ??? (AJAX,SOAP,etc.) XML - API Flat files - HTTP Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 (3di) Internet to Web 1.0 Client-Server to Internet SCORM 2.0 SCORM AICC
  11. 12. Where are we now?
  12. 13. SCORM Examples <ul><li>ADL SCORM Conformance Test Suite </li></ul><ul><li>SCORM Package Import </li></ul><ul><li>SCORM Run-Time Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Content Communication </li></ul>
  13. 14. Where are we going?
  14. 15. There must be some SCORM around here somewhere! Image credit – Doing Business in Second Life
  15. 16. SISO <ul><li>Name: Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Source: US Department of Defense (DoD) Advanced Distance Learning (ADL) initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: DARPA’s SIMNET program </li></ul><ul><li>First Released: Sprint 1997 Simulation Interoperability Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Latest Version: October 2008 - SISO-STD-007-2008: Military Scenario Definition Language (MSDL) </li></ul>
  16. 17. SCORM 2.0 <ul><li>Name: Sharable Content Object Reference Model 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Source: LETSI (Learning-Education-Training Systems Interoperability) </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: To become the new “home” of SCORM and push standards forward through diverse communities of practice </li></ul><ul><li>First Released: October 2008 – Over 100 white papers presented at first major conference </li></ul><ul><li>Latest Version: TBD </li></ul>
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