SCORM stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model and it is a standard with certain specifications which allow the creation of objects of learning, this is to say, it is a format used for e-learning content distribution compatible with almost any learning platform.
SCORM packages are distributed as a set of files organized within folders and compressed in a zip file. They contain the imsmanifest.xml file and all the information required by the LMS to manage the training content of the package.
This SCORM format has important advantages, mainly accessibility and adaptability, since contents are highly customizable, as well as durability and reusability.
Currently, there are 2 different versions of SCORM:
- SCORM 1.2: it is the most used version nowadays and supported by most LMS. It is somewhat limited in the students’ activity tracking (it does not allow marks and visualization percentage to be registered simultaneously).
- SCORM 2004: unlike SCORM 1.2 it allows reporting both marks and progress. Bear in mind that in isEazy we use the third edition of this version because it is the recommended one by the developers up to this date.