Title

Thoughtful Creation of Online Course Content: Implications of SCORM for Educators

Publication Title

Academic Exchange Quarterly

Publication Date

3-22-2003

Document Type

Article

Keywords

curriculum development, educational technology, online education, curricula

Disciplines

Communication Technology and New Media | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Instructional Media Design | Online and Distance Education | Software Engineering

Abstract

There has been a tremendous increase recently in the number of online classes offered by universities and other institutions. Unfortunately, professional development for teaching online courses has not increased in kind. Thus, many faculty are uncertain of the most appropriate ways to put content online. In this article, we describe SCORM, a set of industry-based standards used to control Learning Management Systems. Due to SCORM's wide acceptance by industry, faculty need to be familiar with SCORM and the implications it has for education. We discuss those implications and conclude with strategies for content design and delivery.

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