Why use SCORM? Choosing the standard of content for an e-learning language course is an important issue that even affects profitability and competitiveness. Depending on this, each course will have a different level of compatibility, accessibility, scalability, interoperability and cost effectiveness.
At CAE Computer Aided E-learning, all of our content is developed in SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model), a set of standards and specifications that facilitate its integration into any learning platform, LMS or LCMS, maintaining all of its interactive properties. There are many advantages of offering e-learning solutions since courses can be installed from different sources in the same educational platform, as long as they are developed under the SCORM standard.
SCORM content is easy to implement and update since it is widely compatible with other learning platforms. This is especially important for online language courses, but also for blended learning or language labs, since their curriculum has a bigger impact, which requires constant recycling of material, backed by technological and educational advances.
Why should you use SCORM for e-learning courses?
When choosing whether to use SCORM in your online courses, you should consider some of its properties. Its main features are:
One of the main features of SCORM format is that it is compatible with most educational platforms. Conversely, the most state-of-the-art and comprehensive learning platforms, such as Voluxion LMS and LCMS, accept this standard without any problem.
You can access SCORM content from all major operating systems (Windows, OS X, iOS, Android) on any device: computers, tablets and smartphones. Flexible access allows users to connect to their e-learning courses whenever they need to, no matter where they are at the time.
Contents in SCORM format can be expanded separately from the platform, allowing you to add more content and materials. This is an important factor for many e-learning courses, since it makes it easier to add information whenever you need to. It is especially important for language courses, which are continuously evolving.
In addition, you can expand the platform’s functions (support a larger number of enrolled students or add a community of students, for example) without changing the course.
#4. Interoperability of contents
Contents created in SCORM can be exported to another learning management system different from the one in which they were created. That way, your courses are not tied to a certain platform.
Sometimes when a course distributer is starting out, they are bound to a limited platform that does not offer the necessary functions for the course to grow and remain competitive in the market. Working with the SCORM standard gives you the ability to change platforms without risking compatibility problems.
#5. Cost effectiveness
Due to its features, SCORM content can cut down on costs. From the very start, future compatibility with the majority of educational platforms is ensured, so you will not need to redo the course each time you add to it or modify functions (such as needing new features in another platform).
Because of its multi-device nature, it makes it easier for students and teachers to balance their courses with their everyday life, allowing them to connect from any device, anywhere. Some courses created under the SCORM standard or in LMS Voluxion allow users to work offline for up to 30 days without losing their progress.
Voluxion LMS (learning management system) and LCMS (learning content management system) are fully compatible with SCORM contents and allow users to access a unique virtual environment, developed specifically for creating e-learning language courses. More information about learning platforms for language courses.
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