SCORM? It’s so 2004. Say bye to it in 2020.

Written By: Alexander Lim

3rd June 2020

In Google Trends, in the event that you search for the enthusiasm of SCORM, the outcomes don’t look so encouraging for the past 10 years. SCORM is becoming less popular, and it is obvious in the falling enthusiasm of individuals. So what has turned out badly? For what reason is SCORM, the highest quality level for the eLearning industry, confronting this decrease in popularity? Let’s find out.

Shareable Content Object Reference Model
Shareable Content Object Reference Model Trends

A Quick Recap on Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM)

SCORM represents Shareable Content Object Reference Model. It is an assortment of principles and determinations that characterize how your course content interfaces with your Learning Management System (“LMS”). More or less, if your substance and LMS are SCORM agreeable, your LMS will have the option to follow the utilization of your course content. Likewise, SCORM is consistent on the two sides (substance and conveyance) makes the eLearning content convenient, reusable, and solid. As an example, think about your substance as a “DVD”, the LMS as a “blue ray player” and envision the troubles you would need to confront if the DVD worked with only a chose kind of players!

What Went Wrong?

Created by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), an activity by the Office of the US Secretary of Defense, the primary adaptation of (SCORM 1.2) before long turned into the business standard[1] in instruction innovation. From that point forward, albeit many propelled variants of SCORM have been discharged in the market to improve its highlights, its prevalence has seen a drop. Why is this happening? Well, here are some reasons why.

Content Creation

The initial phase in setting up an eLearning course is making your course content. With SCORM, this procedure turns out to be exorbitant and troublesome. SCORM content is planned in SCORM writing devices (an extra advance for the clients) that give you a .compress record as yield, and this .compress document is then transferred in the LMS. SCORM content composing instruments are not light on your pocket – Adobe Captivate right now costs around $1099 and Articulate Storyline charges $999 for a single client permit.

SCORM content is distributed in Flash which doesn’t function admirably with iOS gadgets. Composing instruments give a HTML5 yield choice, yet the substance bundle can be cart. Making rich media, video-based courses, intuitive tests, and so on is trying in the current SCORM writing instruments. The SCORM bundles made from these instruments are bulky and physically transferring them is a drag. Additionally, the course setting exercises ought to be taken out in a way peak hours, in any case, existing clients may confront issues in getting to your LMS. Course settings adjustments lead to coordinate effect on structure, setup, and availability of the course. In this way, concurrent access by students while the settings are being altered isn’t exhorted.

Content Delivery

SCORM was created in the late 1990s. From that point forward, cutting edge cell phones have become mainstream, gamification is on the rise, and distributed computing is quickly turning into a norm. SCORM tackled a consumer issue – interoperability of various substance items and frameworks, yet new advances have brought an alternate arrangement of desires. In the prior area, we perceived that it is so hard to make SCORM-consistent courses with rich media. An ever-increasing number of individuals are getting to online content on smartphones now, and SCORM’s contradiction with cell phones doesn’t fit into the utilization examples of the present students.

SCORM is mind boggling, and that is no modest representation of the truth. The way toward making and conveying SCORM content is moderate, burdensome, confused and fragmented. On the off chance that you spot even a minor mistake in your course content, it can’t be altered there and afterward. You will have re-convey the whole bundle to address that mistake that additionally requires a top to bottom comprehension of the product.

Likewise, when the client dispatches a seminar on SCORM, another iframe or spring up window opens up which keeps up network with the SCORM servers. Online courses currently should be good with cell phones and opening a SCORM course is extremely troublesome. This iframe should be kept open until the time the client parts of the bargains.

Student Analytics

It is basic that client information be broke down to make sense of where are students investing a large portion of their energy in the web. SCORM’s capacity lies in following pages where the client has finished a course and has shut the program. On the off chance that the student neglects to close the program or if the meeting times out, or there is lost web network, (among numerous different reasons) at that point SCORM won’t have the option to tally the client meeting.

SCORM limits following inside its system which prompts lost significant information that maps clients learning over the web. For instance, learning would incorporate viewing a YouTube video to make a mince pie or Googling the significance of a word. Along with these lines investigation on student conduct will be constrained on the SCORM and give a fragmented image of client conduct. Mentors might be not able to apply learnings to future course plans.

What Lies Ahead?

SCORM, despite the fact that being used, is phasing out. A few reasons are recorded above to substantiate this statement. Yet, who or what is pushing for a change? Newer innovation and student goals from the online course are two noteworthy elements. Innovation changes, for example, distributed computing, gamification are patterns that have made the client experience so much better and more straightforward. Student goals – customized courses that are scaled down for simple comprehension are required for the bustling student. The world is consistently moving to tie down innovation to make conveying on the web courses easy.

Cudy LMS is the latest Learning Management System on the market. It does not use SCORM, but it is built with the end-user in mind for small and medium sized organisations who are looking for a learning platform that offers both online courses as well as virtual classrooms for real-time live-streaming classes.


Written by

Alexander Lim

Alexander is the Founder and Chief Executive of Cudy, heading the company’s business development, partnerships, collaborations, marketing and fundraising.

Subscribe to our blog