SCORM in SakaiAn Update<br />Kirk Alexander, University of California, Davis<br />John Bush, rSmart<br />Jeff Kahn, SoftCh...
2<br />Why SCORM?<br />Maggie Ricci, Indiana University<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />2<br />
SCORM for Teaching and Learning<br />Increasing use of online teaching<br />Increasing number of editors that produce SCOR...
SCORM in Sakai<br />SCORM Overview<br />SCORM in Sakai update<br />Next steps as a community<br />4<br />11th Sakai Confer...
5<br />SCORM Overview<br />Tim Martin, Rustici Software<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
What SCORM Is<br />Set of standards<br />Make it work<br />What is a standard?<br />6<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15...
CC flickr image fromMrs Logic<br />standards collection<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />7<br />
CC flickr image fromThe US Army<br />military demands<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
CC flickr image fromHumor Blog<br />up to standard<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
CC flickr image fromMarcel030NL<br />check the label<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
What SCORM Does<br />Nothing with your content<br />Only with how the LMS finds and delivers it<br />Two main functions of...
CC flickr image fromkevindooley<br />not content<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
CC flickr image from{Guerrilla Futures | Jason Tester}<br />interoperability<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010...
CC flickr image fromann-dabney<br />data tracking<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
CC flickr image fromCCAC North Library<br />no data needed<br />in LMS<br />one-time use<br />11th Sakai Conference - June...
SCORM<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
CC flickr image fromCCAC North Library<br />track learners<br />object library<br />outside content<br />11th Sakai Confer...
18<br />Sakai SCORM Player<br />Kirk Alexander, University of California, Davis<br />18<br />
19<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />UCDavis Status/Wish List<br />Planning to get back to work FQ 2010<b...
20<br />John Bush, rSmart<br />rSmart/IcodeonSCORM Integration<br />20<br />
21<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />Icodeon Supported Specs<br />SCORM 2004 3rd Edition- including SCORM...
22<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />Authoring Tools Support<br /><ul><li>Adobe Captivate
Articulate QuizMaker
CDSM Pedagogue
Course Lab
CCM Eddy
eXe Editor
Hunter Stone Thesis
Raptivity Authoring Tool
RELOAD Editor
Westcliff Data Myles
Wimba Course Genie</li></li></ul><li>23<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />Integration with Sakai<br />Run...
SoftChalk/Sakai SCORM Integration<br />Jeff Kahn, Technical and Partnering Work<br />Mark Norton, Sakai Integration<br />S...
What is SoftChalk?<br />SoftChalk creates web content for teaching<br />Software that is intuitive and easy to use<br />Al...
Who is SoftChalk, LLC?<br />Based in Richmond, Virginia<br />Founded in 2002 by folks with history of educational technolo...
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  • It’s a set of standards created with the idea of “making things work” in mind. Each addresses a different aspect of how elearning content should act.
  • The military wanted to make sure content it purchased would work in its system. Creating standards makes that possible.
  • What is a standard? – It’s what makes DVDs work, MP3s work, Flash work every time you load, import or launch. When the content creators follow the standard, you can use your content with confidence.
  • SCORM was created to bring consistency across elearning content so when it says SCORM, you know it should work.
  • First step to getting a grasp of SCORM is understanding what it does. (And by inverse – what it doesn’t do.) The doesn’t do part is probably shorter and easier – it has nothing to do with your content. SCORM doesn’t care what the content is – doesn’t care what order you put information, doesn’t care whether you’re using video, doesn’t care whether your quiz is 10 questions or 110. SCORM has nothing to do with the content itself, only with how the LMS finds and delivers it.
  • From your standpoint, there are two main functions of SCORM you need to know about. First, the SCORM standard answers the interoperability question. Not between systems – we know that is a big deal in bringing in new systems – but between content and the system. So the goal with SCORM is for you to be able to buy or create SCORM content and know that it will work in a SCORM player. Just like DVD works in your DVD player. (Note that there are versions of SCORM; compare that to DVD regions.)
  • The second thing SCORM does you need to know about is the tracking and data collection portion. Part of what SCORM does in the delivery portion is track various things happening in your course – how long they spend on a certain page, what they answer on question four, where they went after reading section three. All very cool things to know. Set up your SCORM correctly and it can collect the data and also tell your LMS to keep it. (Sometimes that doesn’t happen.)
  • Well – it might not. Not everything needs to be SCORM conformant. You might create content right in your LMS and deliver from there. You might not care about the extra data collection. You might be creating something for one-time use. There are a lot of times when SCORM might not be relevant for you.
  • And the eventual goal is that SCORM becomes so background you don’t even notice it.
  • But, there are times when you want to use SCORM and need a decent grasp of it. Specifically if you need to track learner performance, buy content from outside sources, create a library of learning objects.
  • SCORM in Sakai

    1. 1. SCORM in SakaiAn Update<br />Kirk Alexander, University of California, Davis<br />John Bush, rSmart<br />Jeff Kahn, SoftChalk<br />Tim Martin, Rustici Software <br />Maggie Ricci, Indiana University<br />[Date]<br />
    2. 2. 2<br />Why SCORM?<br />Maggie Ricci, Indiana University<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />2<br />
    3. 3. SCORM for Teaching and Learning<br />Increasing use of online teaching<br />Increasing number of editors that produce SCORM content<br />If you can make SCORM, why can’t you use it?<br />3<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    4. 4. SCORM in Sakai<br />SCORM Overview<br />SCORM in Sakai update<br />Next steps as a community<br />4<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    5. 5. 5<br />SCORM Overview<br />Tim Martin, Rustici Software<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    6. 6. What SCORM Is<br />Set of standards<br />Make it work<br />What is a standard?<br />6<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    7. 7. CC flickr image fromMrs Logic<br />standards collection<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />7<br />
    8. 8. CC flickr image fromThe US Army<br />military demands<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    9. 9. CC flickr image fromHumor Blog<br />up to standard<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    10. 10. CC flickr image fromMarcel030NL<br />check the label<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    11. 11. What SCORM Does<br />Nothing with your content<br />Only with how the LMS finds and delivers it<br />Two main functions of SCORM<br />Answers the interoperability question<br />Collects data, data, data<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    12. 12. CC flickr image fromkevindooley<br />not content<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    13. 13. CC flickr image from{Guerrilla Futures | Jason Tester}<br />interoperability<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    14. 14. CC flickr image fromann-dabney<br />data tracking<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    15. 15. CC flickr image fromCCAC North Library<br />no data needed<br />in LMS<br />one-time use<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    16. 16. SCORM<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    17. 17. CC flickr image fromCCAC North Library<br />track learners<br />object library<br />outside content<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    18. 18. 18<br />Sakai SCORM Player<br />Kirk Alexander, University of California, Davis<br />18<br />
    19. 19. 19<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />UCDavis Status/Wish List<br />Planning to get back to work FQ 2010<br />Want more reporting and access to data including interactions<br />Want Gradebook Integration<br />Not familiar with other efforts on Content Hosting service issues<br />Aware of DB/Repository UI Communication needs for Sakai 3 but does Sakai 2 come 1st?<br />
    20. 20. 20<br />John Bush, rSmart<br />rSmart/IcodeonSCORM Integration<br />20<br />
    21. 21. 21<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />Icodeon Supported Specs<br />SCORM 2004 3rd Edition- including SCORM run time environment, and all SCORM sequencing and navigation behaviour.<br />SCORM 1.2<br />IMS Content Packages<br />
    22. 22. 22<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />Authoring Tools Support<br /><ul><li>Adobe Captivate
    23. 23. Articulate QuizMaker
    24. 24. CDSM Pedagogue
    25. 25. Course Lab
    26. 26. CCM Eddy
    27. 27. eXe Editor
    28. 28. Hunter Stone Thesis
    29. 29. Raptivity Authoring Tool
    30. 30. RELOAD Editor
    31. 31. Westcliff Data Myles
    32. 32. Wimba Course Genie</li></li></ul><li>23<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />Integration with Sakai<br />Runs in Sakai’s application server<br />Contemplating reworking this to leverage Basic LTI<br />Connects to Sakai’ database to push results back <br />Currently nothing is done with this data but would not be hard to integrate with Gradebook or produce some reports.<br />Resource Content Handler<br />Upload zip files in resources<br />Launch from CHS links<br />Allows integration with any tool that integrates with Resources (Assignments, Melete, etc)<br />
    33. 33. SoftChalk/Sakai SCORM Integration<br />Jeff Kahn, Technical and Partnering Work<br />Mark Norton, Sakai Integration<br />Sheila Cunningham-Hodge, Sales<br />24<br />24<br />
    34. 34. What is SoftChalk?<br />SoftChalk creates web content for teaching<br />Software that is intuitive and easy to use<br />Allows instructors to create powerful, sophisticated and professional-looking content<br />For e-learning classrooms in K-12, Higher Education, and corporate training<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    35. 35. Who is SoftChalk, LLC?<br />Based in Richmond, Virginia<br />Founded in 2002 by folks with history of educational technology innovation since 1996, including Web Course in a Box later sold to Blackboard. <br />Offers a range of online and in-person training<br />Works with a number of open initiatives, including: IMS (Common Cartridge), MERLOT, Connexions, and Sakai.<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    36. 36. What is SoftChalk LessonBuilder?<br />Desktop application, written in Java<br />Runs on Windows and Mac OSX<br />Creates content in Web format<br />Students view with a web browser<br />Content delivered in a Learning Management System (LMS), on CD-ROM, or on a web server<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    37. 37. Lesson Publishing<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />28<br />
    38. 38. SCORM Support<br />SoftChalk LBGateway was designed and implemented with support for the UC Davis SCORM player.<br />SCORM packages are stored in an expanded form via the Content Hosting Service.<br />SCORM packages can only exist at the top level of a site collection.<br />There were some serious problems in CHS w.r.t renaming in Sakai 2.5.x that were fixed in 2.6.x.<br />SCORM package import and registration is slow.<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    39. 39. SCORM Support (cont.)<br />Expanded SCORM packages are difficult to identify in CHS collections (later fixed with special file).<br />While the Davis player collects use data, it is not easily accessed.<br />No gradebook integration.<br />No assignment integration.<br />Requires Wicket module.<br />Davis is no longer supporting SCORM development, in fact, no one is.<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    40. 40. Recommendations<br />Someone needs to dive into the SCORM player code base do the following:<br />1.  Rationalize the code factoring.<br />2.  Document it's architecture and design.<br />3.  Review and improve public APIs.<br />4.  Fix known bugs reported in Jira.<br />5.  Leverage newer Content Hosting Service capabilities.<br />6.  Do a basic gradebook integration.<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    41. 41. SoftChalk’s Plans<br />Work with Sakai community.<br />Monitor developments.<br />Look more closely at IMS Learning Tools Interoperability.<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    42. 42. 33<br />Rustici/Sakai SCORM Integration<br />Tim Martin, Rustici Software<br />33<br />
    43. 43. SCORM Cloud for Sakai<br />Hosted SCORM player<br />Five minutes to install<br />Always the most up-to-date SCORM<br />Highly tolerant<br />Integrated gradebook<br />More manana<br />34<br />~<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    44. 44. 35<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />Please complete the survey…<br />http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sakai10&nbsp;<br />

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