Thanks for the response... I didn't mean to sound like I want to avoid
sending data to a server, I think the supposed benefit of going to the
trouble to markup course content and follow the SCORM standard is
really the "S" or sharable, which implies interoperability with a
large number of servers and LMS options (among other benefits like
better, more semantically precise reporting and course structures).
I meant to emphasize that I was thinking it would be useful to have a
really lightweight RTE option, something like what Claude has built in
one) plus the added benefit of HTML5''s new persistence mechanism as
it develops, or something simple and more NoSQL-like as a fallback
until that is stable... it wouldn't be a vanilla website, but more
like a simple recipe to drop in some data and have your own vanilla
LMS, which can connect to something more heavy-duty like SCORM Cloud
via an AJAX version of its API for example.
We can still generate reports from data stored on the client, but
since we're limited to 5mb (or less in most cases), we'd probably only
store the most recently accessed course or two at any given time, and
relegate long-term storage and processing to the SCORM cloud or your
locally/remotely installed LMS via its API.
My question was really, if I was to choose one LMS to do this with as
an example case, which one would be most applicable or accessible to
that kind of a configuration?
P.S. Also just discovered Claude's work recently, everything on his
site is very useful for what I'm trying to do (including merging LOM
into a single simple XSD), and seems his brilliant, dedicated e-
Learning pioneer title has been well-earned
On Aug 4, 9:01 pm, Philip Hutchison <platelu...@gmail.com
> The SCORM wrapper is designed for content, not being used on a server. From
> a server-side perspective (as opposed to a content development perspective),
> SCORM involves much more than just the wrapper; true SCORM conformance
> includes sequencing and navigation, parsing ZIP and XML files, and more.
> It's a fairly big task once you get past the easy RTE stuff.
> If you're looking to build your own SCORM run-time, I suggest looking at the
> code in open-source LMS projects (moodle, sakai, ilias, olat, etc.).
> that can be used for testing. You can try and build something from that,
> BTW, if you're not going to send the data to a server, what's the point of
> using SCORM? Why not just build vanilla websites with educational content?
> SCORM's primary purpose is to help collect data that can be used for
> reporting purposes. If your data winds up client-side, how do you plan to
> report on it?
has a new service called the SCORM Cloud that allows you to launch
> (and report on) SCORM-based content without an LMS. It isn't free, but might
> be of interest.
> Just curious.
> - philip
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