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SCORM in Sakai

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Discussion revolving around the state of SCORM support in Sakai and how to move forward

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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 />
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