SCORM Technical Working Group – Day 1

ADL, IMS signed an agreement

  • SCORM 2004 is free of IP encumbrances
  • Â ADL will cooperate with IMS on Simple Sequencing 1.1

SCORM 2004 4th Edition

  • Minor release scheduled for mid-2008
  • Fix Simple Sequencing 1.1 and a few critical bug fixes – stable for 2-3 years
  • Merge SCORM 3rd Edition Sequencing and make it IMS Simple Sequencing 1.1
    • Anything that needs to be fixed, we are allowed to fix (including changing the schema, which we could not change before)
      • Interoperability issues
      • Navigation and User Interface issues that are documented and wrong.
      • When a learner completes a SCORM content package, there may be a need to get a score or progress information on a content package – possibly require LMSs to provide some kind of system-level access to ensure that progress is being reported accurately across all LMSs (not an IMS issue — firmly a TWG decision to fix).

Scope must be defined TODAY (in the bucket or out of the bucket)

  • Anything we decide to fix must be fixed by the community, resulting in a robust set of recommendations that can be asserted by ADL technical team…Â due December 10, 2007 (another TWG Status meeting that week).
  • The options for Sequencing Scope of work for the TWG:
    • IMS SS 1.1 is simply the merger of IMS SS 1.0 and SCORM 2004 3rd Edition.
    • IMS SS 1.1 is the merger of IMS SS 1.0 and SCORM 2004 3rd Edition plus fixes to known interoperability issues.
    • IMS SS 1.1 is the merger of IMS SS 1.0 and SCORM 2004 3rd Edition plus fixes to known interoperability issues and minor enhancements/editions

Points of discussion

  • Navigation interoperability issues
  • Interoperable way to access course status and other information AFTER course completion

Three hours later (and much spirited debate over the magnitude and scope of the possible courses of actions), weâ € ™ve decided to further investigate the Sequencing AND the Navigation issues.

Angelo Panar is heading up the sub-committee on Sequencing. John Campbell and I are heading up the sub-committee on Navigation.