Giunti Labs Announces "SCORM 2004" Certification
Surrey, England — Nov. 8
Giunti Labs, a European vendor of e-learning and mobile learning content management solutions (LCMS), has announced that the new version of its learning eXact LCMS meets the SCORM 2004 final edition specification. SCORM 2004 is the “de facto” e-learning standard for interchanging learning content between compliant LMS and LCMS systems.
Welcoming the news, Fabrizio Cardinali, CEO of Giunti Labs, said, “Without internationally accepted standards such as SCORM, developers such as Giunti Labs would not have been able to make a number of breakthroughs in the application of learning technologies in recent months.”
The Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a collection of standards and specifications adapted from multiple sources to provide a suite of e-learning capabilities that enable interoperability, accessibility and reusability of Web-based learning content. Recently, the de facto SCORM standard changed from SCORM 1.2 to SCORM 2004.
The main advantage of the newer SCORM 2004 version over its predecessor is that SCORM 2004 enables authors to create standards-compliant adaptive learning contents, which can be sequenced into personalized learning experiences based on user performance and interactions.
Contents can then be published and exported to any SCORM 2004 compliant LMS. In this new standard, instructional designers can use their preferred pedagogical approach to build e-learning courses and programs that are more personalized and, thus, more engaging than was possible under the previous SCORM content structures.
“From a user’s point of view, the main difference between SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 is that SCORM 1.2 defined only a ‘table of contents’ type structure for the e-learning content,” Cardinali explained.
“The user could then navigate the contents freely — deciding the sequence in which learning materials were accessed and, thus, where to navigate. This means, for example, that if a user took a test, which s/he didn’t pass, s/he could still proceed to the next lesson.
“With SCORM 2004, it is possible to also define several sequencing variables to affect the flow of contents at run time based on user performance. So, for example, if a student fails a test, s/he can navigate to only defined content, such as taking the course again,” he said.
Giunti Labs does not just adhere to the international standards relating to the LMS/LCMS world, it is one of the organizations that initially helped to determine and drive these standards, co-writing and developing them in leading EU R&D projects such as Ariadne, Knowledge on Demand, Mobilearn and WearIT@work, where SCORM’s metadata and packaging formats were originally conceived and versioned into mobile learning and wearable training delivery scenarios.
Today, Giunti Labs plays a key role in most of the international institutions for the definition of e-learning specifications.
“Giunti Labs’ single source, multidelivery learn eXact platform guarantees standards-compliant delivery to all devices used to deliver learning materials — including mobile and virtual learning solutions,” Cardinali pointed out.