If you belong to the e-learning industry, you must’ve probably heard the term SCORM somewhere or the other. In case you haven’t… we’ll make things clearer for you! The word ‘SCORM’ may not offer much of an explanation as to what it really is, so let’s break it down a bit. The ‘S’ stands for ‘sharable’, which implies that the information can be accessed easily by different people over different platforms. ‘CO’ stands for ‘content object’, that speaks about the presence of different courses and documents within the e-learning platform. Lastly, ‘RM’ is ‘reference model’ that refers to the information that the developers require to ensure that the courses and the systems on which they are run use the same format.
To make it all the more easier, let’s put it this way! SCORM is nothing but a set of standards that make the two i.e. the courses and the course-carrier LMS compatible with each other. It is more or less the same way the bulb and a socket are compatible, i.e. they fit the same standards. You’ve to imagine the LMS as a socket, in which, if the course contents need to be fit in, they should be compatible.