The internationally recognized Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) development standards have been designed to increase the efficiency of sharing and exchanging digital information across any number of learning management systems (LMS). The advantages of SCORM compliant LMS systems include the enhanced interoperability, accessibility, manageability and reusability of digital data.
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When an organization implements a SCORM compliant LMS software solution, it is not required to make a long term commitment to that particular system because of its inherent interoperability between disparate systems. Native content can be created within one SCORM LMS system and later reused and manipulated within another SCORM compliant LMS system if the organization outgrows the original system or the system itself becomes obsolete. Plus, authoring content according SCORM LMS standards can enable users to create a customized look and feel of the content they create.
When shopping for a SCORM compliant LMS system, potential buyers should look for software that readily integrates with existing document repositories and other enterprise solutions currently used by the organization such as ERP (enterprise resource planning), LIMS (laboratory information management systems) and training applications. Other considerations such as fee type, licensing models, installation options, business orientation, content creation capabilities, and programming language should also be weighted according to organizational needs.
Software solutions are changing the global landscape in terms of what, when, where and how we are able to learn. In corporate environments, employees can be well trained, even in the most complicated of tasks, via robust training software solutions. Such solutions are indispensable in industries that are highly regulated, where training documentation records must be meticulously maintained. If your organization is planning to implement a SCORM compliant LMS system or other type of training management software solution, there are particular functionalities that you should consider prior to making a purchase:
There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to training solutions and SCORM compliant LMS software. No one understands your company’s internal requirements like you do and there is no substitute for thorough research. By methodically investigating the training solutions, vendors and products available on the market, your organization can find the solution that best fits your organizational needs.
To find out more about electronic training solutions and SCORM LMS software contact a MasterControl specialist.