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What is a SCORM-Compliant LMS? 4 Facts You Should Know! - EthosCE

What is a SCORM-Compliant LMS? 4 Facts You Should Know!

When considering a new learning management system, it may be beneficial to look for a system that is SCORM-compliant.

SCORM, the most common e-learning standard, stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model. SCORM works to standardize elearning publishing settings for instructional designers and course authors in the e-learning industry. For those unfamiliar with the term, it can be confusing to understand how SCORM benefits elearning development. A SCORM-compliant LMS ensures that your courses can be played without problems in any SCORM-compliant LMS.

4 Facts To Help You Understand The Importance of a SCORM-Compliant LMS

SCORM CloudUnderstanding SCORM, especially as it relates to a SCORM-compliant LMS, can be beneficial when selecting a new learning management system for your academic medical center. The following outline details how SCORM has created standards to improve LMS functionality.

  1. First released in 2000, SCORM eventually made it possible for developers to run the same course content on different vendor’s systems. Back then, SCORM was just an unimplemented technical specification and it wasn’t until nearly 2 years later that SCORM was widely adopted by learning management systems.
  2. SCORM initiated the standardization of e-learning specifications. It allows the same content to be delivered on any learning management system. SCORM is a technical specification that is used by developers to ensure courses can play on any compliant LMS.
  3. SCORM is conducive to successful LMS interoperability. A good LMS depends expressly on the ability to read, run, and report on quality course content. SCORM enables learning platforms and course content work together seamlessly. By acting as an interface between course content and the LMS, SCORM ensures that users have a reliable platform that can deliver online learning.
  4. A SCORM-compliant learning management system can store and deliver SCORM-compliant elearning courses. This makes creating SCORM-compliant material simple and seamless, providing administrators and learners with more time to address the strategic and analytic work that contributes most to learning. An LMS that is SCORM-compliant eliminates the need for technical knowledge and contributes to greater time spent with course material.

EthosCE is the industry-leading, SCORM-compliant learning management system designed to automate and modernize the delivery of continuing education in the health professions. We work closely with leading medical association, academic centers, and health system to optimize their technology infrastructure and create an easy-to-use and intuitive environment for learners and CME administrators alike.  For more information about our EthosCE, please contact us at 267-234-7401.


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