SCORM transformed online education by establishing a productive communication standard that allows courses to be developed by different e-learning authoring software and used by a variety of learning management systems. SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model; essentially, SCORM created a standard that allows for content to be exchanged. SCORM e-learning enables you upload and publish courses developed elsewhere on whatever LMS you have in place.
Because SCORM e-learning standardizes the code of the content objects, administrators can choose SCORM content based on the needs of their learners and make those courses available in their own SCORM-compliant LMS. This allows for more learning opportunities for everyone!
Although we already touched on why SCORM content delivery was a great advancement in online education, not everyone takes full advantage of what SCORM can do. This is especially true in continuing medical education. SCORM e-learning frees content authors to produce medical education that can be delivered on any compliant LMS. Without the limitations of a single LMS platform, you can pursue the latest medical information and offer the most up-to-date courses.
However, in order to take advantage of SCORM e-learning, you need an LMS that supports SCORM. It’s not hard to find learning management systems that support SCORM, but it is also not a given. Be sure to check SCORM compatibility before choosing which LMS to implement for continuing medical education.
EthosCE supports SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 and Tin Can packages. We have implemented the best-in-class, ADL-certified SCORM and Tin Can engine from scorm.com. It is the same SCORM technology used by some of the world’s biggest learning management systems and it will provide you and your learners with a smooth, easy-to-use experience. To find out more about our LMS features, contact us.