When you think of creating eLearning, you are thinking of SCORM modules or a full platform. If you are thinking of Scorm creation, I would recommend building on PowerPoint and using an add-in to convert to basic SCORM. If you can afford it though, Articulate and Captivate are spectacular for authoring.
As an alternative, I would also like to invite you to try QuoDeck to create a mobile learning platform. You can use your existing PPTs, PDFs, and Videos to create the content and layer it with quizzes and games without requiring a separate authoring tool. Give it a spin and see if it works for you…
What is SCORM?
SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model) is a standardized technical specification for eLearning content. SCORM is comprised of a collection of interrelated technical specifications for creating interoperable and plug-n-play eLearning content.
SCORM was developed by ADL, an US Government initiative. ADL
(Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative) developed SCORM in the 90s to solve
interoperability issued for Computer Based Training (CBT) across multiple
delivery systems. SCORM can be called the common language that all Learning
Management systems speak.
The Two main phrases you will hear associated with SCORM are
SCO (Shareable Content Object) and Reference Model (RM).
SCO is the most granular piece of content in SCORM. It like
a chapter in a book. The SCO can be
assembled into courses and used across different Learning Management Systems
(LMSs) and Organizations.
Reference Model: is the standard set of rules that all SCORM
compliant LMS understand thus making course interoperable across various
The existing versions of SCORM are
SCORM 1.1 – this was the first version of the SCORM and is
not widely used.
SCORM 1.2 – It is supported by nearly all LMS and majority
of content providers create on this version.
SCORM 2004 – is the latest version. The sequencing and
navigation feature allows creators to define behaviour within and between SCOs,
which was not possible in the previous versions. This helps in greater content
interaction and reusability of SCO.
The most popular SCORM authoring tools are –
QuoDeck, Articulate, Camtasia, Adobe Captivate