ADL, through a Broad Area Announcement (BAA) with Rustici Software, is pleased to present a compilation of the community requirements for the Next Generation SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model). This White Paper translates a variety of technical and non-technical requirements that were collected and voted on as a part of the BAA outreach to the ADL Community. The result, although somewhat technical in nature, is a unified vision of what Next Generation SCORM should be. ADL, following the community needs, will strive to make the Next Generation SCORM:
- Track diverse user learning experiences such as social media, mobile learning, games, simulations, and mixed modality exercises.
- Move beyond the single-learner model to allow team-based exercises, collaboration, and direct instructor intervention.
- Eliminate out-of-date technology practices such as the idea that all content needs to fit into a “package”.
- Improve or eliminate the content sequencing and ineffective requirements.
- Include tools, guides, and best practices to make the learning curve for Next Generation SCORM easier.
- Provide clearer instructions and more efficient testing to make content work across systems.
- Allow content to function in situations where access to network infrastructure is limited or intermittent.
- Provide a means to expose user data to instructors while keeping assessment data secure.
We urge you to be involved in the development of Next Generation SCORM by following updates on ADLnet.gov and participating in ADL activities.