EdTech needs a breakthrough. SCORM has what it takes to take learning to the next level.

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SCORM is the future

Here at Claned, we believe in adopting innovation. This is why we incorporate a spirit of innovation into all aspects of our top-notch e-learning experience platform. To ensure we are delivering a best-in-class e-learning experience, we use experience-enhancing features in our platform. For instance, flagship features include social and collaborative learning, cutting-edge analytics, and easy course management. Our unique assessment tool provides educators with ways to deploy assessments quickly and effectively. And it’s never been easier to track learner progress! With so many intuitive tools and intuitive functions, it can be easy to overlook the best and most powerful tool in Claned’s arsenal.. SCORM! Today, we want to highlight the wunderkind of e-learning, the powerhouse of pass/fail, the lord of LMS – the one and only SCORM. It’s clear that EdTech needs a breakthrough. And we believe SCORM has what it takes to take learning to the next level.

What is SCORM?

SCORM is a relatively new technology, at just over twenty years old. For the uninitiated, it’s a well-defined, long-standing technical standard for e-learning products. SCORM provides models that allow e-learning content and LMS/LXP’s to work together. In today’s fast-paced world, technological innovations and improvements happen almost overnight. So it’s nice that SCORM keeps it old school. That’s right, no need for any flashy modern integrations. Why use advancements in digital and technological infrastructure that have altered the space of online learning? Fuhgettabouttit! A good ol’ 2004 SCORM format works just fine.

Back to the golden days

See, the issue with SCORM is that it’s fallen by the wayside due to technological “progress” and “fresh, new ideas” in e-learning. What people fail to see is that newer is not always better. In fact, there is no better time than now for SCORM to have a renaissance moment. Coincidentally, low-tech flip phones are making a comeback, too. SCORM is like a Motorola Razr you threw in a drawer back in ‘05 and rediscovered in a box of junk your mother refuses to store in her basement anymore. Now, you find yourself sitting on the floor, half laughing at its simplicity and half admiring it as an artefact from a simpler time, wondering if you should boot it up again. That is SCORM.

E-learning for hipsters

SCORM was once the most cutting edge e-learning available, but now it’s maybe retro-cool… 🤷‍♂️ To bring it back, you could make a course using SCORM for hipsters (who will definitely appreciate retro-cool). This course could be about the need to revive the steam engine. Hipsters will love that too, even though steam engines are literally centuries-old and inefficient, and we have much more sustainable ways of producing energy now. However you must admit that there is nothing quite as romantic, nothing that holds that charm of a bygone era that we simultaneously long for and laugh at. In the case of SCORM, it turns out that the customs, conventions, and needless formality we have freed ourselves from are, ironically, the very thing we crave.


So let’s be done with easy and adaptive authorship tools, flexible, interactive platforms that let anyone share knowledge and produce courses, and groundbreaking analytics. For one, I long for the days when an elite few held the keys to online course creation when nothing was simple, and options were limited… I long for SCORM.

Little known fact: SCORM is produced research group sponsored by the United States Department of Defense (DoD). Version 1.0 was published in January 2000. Taxpayer dollars in action!

Happy April Fools 🥳🥳🥳

P.S. If you’re interested in creating online courses that actually work to help your people learn, why not book a demo today?

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