SCOBot is a modular project focused on aiding in the development of custom SCOs, that are created using a variety of technologies, and deployed on an LMS. SCORM is a widely supported standard, enabling you to bundle and share your content. Due to the diverse nature of implementations, this project makes it easier to integrate and log all activity in your content.
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We've broken down services and tools to assist connecting, communicating, packaging and reporting.
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An online learning primer
First and foremost, the concept of delivering an assessment, quiz, activity or game in a structured way, means you typically want to track things about it. You want to be able to construct this content, deploy it, and see the progress of your students. There are absolutely no shortage of acronyms used to describe learning environments, and the mechanisms that support them. Rather than hit you over the head with all of them, we'll focus on the more popular points in e-learning history below, which will highlight pivotal technology changes just over the last decade.
It is important to remember like all technology, it has to weather years of use. Standards, are always controlled by a committee. They document and release specifications on how to do something. They don't always include the actual subset of raw materials to accomplish them. In other words, its much like obtaining the manual vs. the product. They patch the specification to meet the needs of the community. Which like many services is either out of necessity, or by design (you didn't know you wanted this yet).
Markets that drive this space include formal school systems like Preschool, K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Professional Training, and Do It Yourself approaches. Each having its own specific angles that shape the standards.
If you've built a quiz, undoubtedly you'll want to put it on a Learning Management System. For some, this was there first introduction to standards. No matter how you came in contact with e-learning standards, a select few rose up, and are more broadly supported.
The delicate balance of allowing two or more computers to talk to each other doesn't seem like a complex task, but after you factor in portability, access, accessibility, language, assignment, scoring and status; you suddenly need a unified way to do that. Commonly, businesses that have large amounts of data, or are collecting it are giving developers public API services to use to access this data in new ways. The standards in these spaces are ones more based on direct web service interactions through application keys and licenses. Cannibalizing technology standards has also been a popular trend, and you'll find many of the standards in the time line below lean heavily on this.
As new hardware is released, new possibilities become available. Many times it seems the software can't keep up with it. Now we can bump our phones to share pictures, files, even money.
Oh, you don't have that app? Well it was worth a try.
As developers attempt to solve common problems with variations software technologies, one common thing that has occurred is we've identified something as a means of deploying content. Then after a short period, develop a standardized way to interface it with varied levels of success.
- Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC) Formed
PC established as primary delivery platform for computer based training.
Digital/Audio interoperability specification for DOS based platforms.
Runtime interoperabilty specificaiton for Learning Management Systems (LMS) or CMI systems called CMI001. Designed for CD-ROM and LAN.
Runtime updated to support HTTP-based AICC/CMI Protocol (HACP).
- Little Rock
September 4, 1957
Three years removed from the Brown v. Board of Education decision, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus orders the National Guard to stop nine black students from attending the all-white Little Rock Central High School. President Dwight D. Eisenhower intervenes by federalizing the National Guard and deploying Army troops to protect the students, stripping the state of power. Media coverage of the physical and verbal harassment the black students were subjected to is reported and broadcast around the world. In the end, they successfully integrate Central High. 5
- Freedom Rides
May 4, 1961
The first of many civil rights âFreedom Ridesâ leaves Washington, D.C., for New Orleans. The Freedom Riders want to test the validity of the Supreme Courtâs decision to outlaw racial segregation in bus terminals and through interstate bus travel.6 Angry white mobs â with the blessing of Alabama law enforcement â meet the convoy in Anniston and Birmingham, brutally beating the Freedom Riders and firebombing one of the buses.7
- "I Have a Dream"
August 28, 1963
In one of the largest gatherings in the nationâs capital and one of the first to be broadcast live on national television, at least 200,000 civil rights protesters stage a March on Washington concluding at the Lincoln Memorial. The march is dedicated to jobs and freedom and takes place 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. The highlight of the event is Martin Luther King Jr.âs historic âI Have a Dreamâ speech.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."âMartin Luthar King Jr.
- Civil Rights Act
July 2, 1964
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, mandating equal opportunity employment, and complete desegregation of schools and other public facilities. It also outlaws unequal voter registration requirements.13 Although it would take years for these changes to take effect in communities around the country, the law is a monumental victory for the civil rights movement.
- Nobel Peace Prize
October 14, 1964
Martin Luther King Jr. is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize; at 35, he is the youngest recipient.