What is a SCORM
SCORMs define reusing, tracking and cataloguing learning objects, they are the bases used to create courses. The platform is just a means to communicate with the user, the SCORM defines the characteristics that have to be supported by the Learning Management System (LMS). The compatibility of the platform is necessary just to “understand the language” of users, and if necessary to answer their questions.
To be compatible with the standard SCORM, every E – Learning object must have the following characteristics:
- Be classifiable using metadata (descriptive fields). These fields are many, not all obligatory. For example you have to specify the author, the version, and the date of the last edit. Everything is stored in a file called imsmanifest.xml
- The opportunity to communicate with LMS through useful data.