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. We incor­porate this spirit of innov­ation into all aspects of our product to ensure we are deliv­ering a best-in-class learning exper­ience. We utilise several exper­ience-enhancing fea­tures in our platform, for instance, social and col­lab­or­ative learning, cutting-edge ana­lytics, and easy course man­agement. In our unique assessment tool, we provide teachers with a way to quickly and effect­ively deploy assess­ments and track learner pro­gress. With all these easy-to-use tools and intu­itive func­tions, it can be easy to overlook the best and most powerful tool in the CLANED 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 has never been clearer that EdTech needs a break­through. SCORM has what it takes to take learning to the next level.

What is SCORM?

SCORM is a rel­at­ively new (new as in the year 2000) set of well-defined, long-standing tech­nical standards for e-learning products, which provide models that allow e-learning content and LMS/LXP’s to work together. In today’s fast-paced world, where tech­no­lo­gical innov­a­tions and improve­ments happen seem­ingly overnight, it’s nice that SCORM keeps it old school. That’s right, no need for any flashy modern integ­ra­tions. Advance­ments in digital and tech­no­lo­gical infra­structure that have altered the space of online learning? Forget about it. Good ol’ 2004 SCORM format works just fine.

Back to the golden days

See, the issue is that SCORM has fallen by the wayside due to tech­no­lo­gical “pro­gress” and “fresh, new ideas” in the e-learning space. 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 its renais­sance moment. Coin­cid­entally, low-tech flip phones are making a comeback, too, for those of us fed up with the con­venience and func­tion­ality of the modern smart­phone. SCORM is just like that old Motorola Razr you threw in a drawer back in ‘05 and just redis­covered in a box of your old junk your mother refuses to store in her basement anymore. So 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.

You know, SCORM was once the flagship model for the cutting edge, 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) – for example, it could be about the need to revive the steam engine. Sure, it might be the case that steam engines are lit­erally cen­turies-old and inef­fi­cient and that 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 🥳🥳🥳

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