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SCORM: from the perspective of the course designer : a critical review
Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics. (ICT4D)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1076-3442
Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics. (Electronic Government)
Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics. (ICT4D)
2007 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The introduction of e-Learning opens new possibilities and new ways of delivering courses. Learning objects can be used and reused in educational contexts to educate students, employees, administrative officers and citizens. In later years Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) has more or less become a de-facto standard for creating learning materials that can be used in different learning management systems (LMS).There are many scientific papers that deal with the benefits of e-Learning from a learner’s perspective, or from a strictly economical point of view. In this paper we critically evaluate which benefits and drawbacks a course designer in a university setting can have from using the SCORM standard to deliver a course to the students. We use scenarios to test what benefits and drawbacks can be observed by setting up a course on an LMS with and without the use of the SCORM specification.Our findings show that for a course designer, advantages with SCORM are possibility of reuse, use of metadata and possibility to sequence the learning path of the learner. The most important drawback for a course designer is the lack of flexibility when using SCORM. Another major drawback is structure rigidity. In order to fully be able to use the potential of SCORM the course design and content should not be changed after the course is started. This might have negative impact on the possibilities to design a university course if the field of study is volatile, like many ICT-related topics are.

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2007.
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Information Science Information Systems, Social aspects
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Informatics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-8919OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-8919DiVA: diva2:283020
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6th European Conference on eLearning
Available from: 2009-12-22 Created: 2009-12-22 Last updated: 2016-11-21Bibliographically approved

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