SCORM and RELOAD

This WERN meeting takes place in Room 226 of the FedEx Institute of Technology on Thursday, November 30, from 300pm-500pm.

We will continue to look at applications of SCORM, focusing specifically on the technology , “RELOAD.” RELOAD is one of the most popular and powerful open-source content packaging programs released to the public. In addition, it allows one to update SCORM conformant content from SCORM 1.2 to SCORM 1.3.

This session, led by Michael Dowdy, will allow participants to work with RELOAD using precreated SCORM content. You will receive a link early next week that will allow you to access this sample content, as well as to join the “Virtual Lab.” This experience should be valuable for all, so we encourage you to bring your colleagues and teams with you.

Available RELOAD Related Resouces:

Sample SCORM Course: Linear

  • The learner must progress through the content aggregation in a pre-determined order
  • The learner will encounter the introduction first, then all modules and lessons in a linear order, directed by the LMS
  • There is always the option to “go back” to view previous lessons, but the learner cannot proceed forward until completing the current lesson
  • Each module is complete when all of its lessons are complete. There are no module exams, only a comprehensive exam after all of the modules are completed

Sample SCORM Course: Linear with Control

  • This example illustrates the same sequencing strategy as Linear, but the content is structured differently
    • Individual lessons are not part of the content aggregation, they are embedded in various Module SCOs
    • The LMS does not provide navigation controls, the Module SCOs provide them
    • Lesson to Lesson (intra-SCO) navigation is handled by the Module SCOs
    • Module to Module (inter-SCO) navigation is handled by the LMS through the navigation data model.

Sample SCORM Course: Linear Choice

  • The learner must experience and complete the introduction first, and then is presented with a menu of module choices – the learner must select a module
  • After selecting a module, the module’s lessons are presented in a predefined order; the learner cannot ‘jump’ (select) individual lessons, specific modules, or specific module exams
  • After selecting or ‘flowing’ into a module exam, the learner must attempt each question in order. While experiencing a module exam, the learner cannot choose to exit the module exam before completing it
  • Before completing the module the learner must attempt and complete the module’s exam
  • The learner is not permitted to attempt any module more than once The course is complete after the learner attempts all of the modules

Sample SCORM Courses: Photoshop Constrained Choice

  • The learner must experience and complete the introduction first, and then is presented with a menu of module and lesson choices – the learner must select a module or a lesson
  • The learner can ‘jump’ (select) individual lessons and specific modules within the range of the constrained choice – only one module before and after the current module
  • After selecting a module or a lesson, the module’s lessons are presented in a predefined order; however, the learner can also ‘jump’ to (select) other lessons in any order
  • The module exams cannot be selected by the learner
  • After selecting or ‘flowing’ into a module exam, the learner must attempt each question in order. While experiencing a module exam, the learner cannot choose to exit the module exam before completing it
  • Before completing the module the learner must attempt the module’s exam
  • The course is complete after the learner attempts all of the modules

Sample SCORM Course: Knowledge Paced

  • The learner must experience and complete the introduction and then may proceed to the module 1 pre-test, select another module pre-test, or select a lesson.
  • The learner may ‘jump’ between modules, selecting pre-tests or lessons in any order
  • Module post tests are not selectable by the learner; they are only encountered after ‘flowing’ through the modules lessons.
  • After selecting or ‘flowing’ into an exam (pre or post), the learner must attempt each question in order. While experiencing a module exam, the learner cannot choose to exit the module exam before completing it
  • If the learner passes an exam (pre or post), the module’s learning objective has been satisfied and the module’s post-test becomes disabled
  • The learner may continue to select individual lessons for the duration of the course, even after a module’s objective has been satisfied
  • If the learner does not pass the exam, the learner is directed to that module’s instructional content, and once completed, must retake the module exam (post-test)
  • After all of the modules have been attempted, a summary of the learner’s results is presented
  • The course is completed after the learner reviews the course summary

Sample SCORM Course: Knowledge Paced with reuse

This example illustrates the same sequencing strategy as Knowledge Paced, but sequencing information is reused

  • Pretest
  • Module
  • Lessons Posttest

Sample SCORM Courses: Photoshop – Remediation

  • The learner must experience and complete the introduction, and then follows a ‘linear’ approach (described previously in the Linear Example)
  • If the learner passes (meets all of the module objectives) the comprehensive exam, the course is completed
  • For each section of the exam (module objective) that is “not satisfied”, the learner is directed to that associated Module(s) of instructional content, and once completed, must retake the Module Exam(s)

Sample SCORM Courses: Competency

  • This learning strategy is a variation of remediation
  • The learner is first presented with the introduction
  • The learner is then presented with an assessment SCO that internally evaluates the learner’s mastery of each of the Photoshop module objectives.
  • The assessment SCO reports satisfaction status of the module objectives through the SCORM Run-time Data Model
  • The learner is presented with the instructional material (modules) related to unsatisfied objectives
  • After the learner has completed all of the required instructional material, if any, an exam is presented that re-tests the objectives the learner has not satisfied

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