From its conception in the year 2000, SCORM or Shareable Content Object Reference Model holds the utmost importance in enterprises that embrace technology-led learning. It is a set of standards that enables e-course developers to develop courses and share them across different platforms. It is the answer to every content developer’s question about how Learning Management Systems deliver content, how assessment scores are calculated, and how information like bookmarking is exchanged between a specific course and an LMS. Considered as a global e-learning standard, organizations choose SCORM compliant LMS when investing in a modern enterprise LMS.
There are multiple benefits of deploying a SCORM compliant LMS within an enterprise. Some of these are-
- It supports plug-and-play functionality, enabling e-learning developers to create courses once and reuse them time and again. Consequently, this reduces time, save costs, and effort while creating interactive training content.
- It also supports interoperability between different online learning software products. So, content can be developed using the popular authoring tools like Lectora, Captivate, Elucidat, and others.
- The de facto standard is implemented by the top Learning Management Systems, including TalentLMS, Docebo, Saba, as well as our proprietary GCube LMS.
- It also bears technological changes without any costly redesign, recoding, or reconfiguration.
- It supports the adaptability feature by aligning the relevant eLearning compliance modules to pertinent training needs. It also enables content developers to organize training programs for learners with varied job roles and groups.
- The new-age compliant learning systems can automatically track learner performance. These also generate reports on courses completed, scores achieved, test results, time spent on each training module, and so on.
- Organizations prefer delivering continuous learning experience, and therefore creating compatible e-learning content is essential.
When is SCORM Compliance a Good Fit, and When Not?
Most of the forward-thinking organizations consider SCORM-based eLearning compliance as a ‘go-to’ solution.
The standard is a good fit when you:
- Implement an e-learning system to manage and deliver content
- Integrate with other LMS vendors
- Create a comprehensive library of learning objects
- Develop content to track learner performance
The standard is not a good fit when you:
- Design static content like a web page
- Use an internal system to manage content
- Publish simple training material
- Develop e-learning content like simulations and games
The standard creates a robust framework to create training content, and therefore, enterprise LMSs and rapid authoring tools are designed to be compliant this. It makes it easier for e-learning authors to utilize robust authoring tools to develop interactive content. So, this helps in saving the overall time, cost, and effort required to create the new e-learning content. SCORM compliant LMS enables the reuse of existing training content, while the new courses can also be added within a few clicks. With ever-evolving learning needs and technological changes, the standard becomes a necessity for enterprises.