SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) is a de facto standard for the interaction between learning content (Learning Objects) and the learning management system (LMS).
Learning Object would be referred to as a 'SCO' (Sharable Content Object). SCOs can consist of smaller building blocks - images, text, audio, flash, etc. - referred to as Assets.
A single course normally contains many SCOs, which are packaged together in a Content Package. That package as well contains a manifest describing the metadata and structure of the course.
SCORM 1.2 contains information related to the CMI Data Model, which allows for the LMS to track various interactions and information concerning the SCO and learner performance. That data can be recorded and used for evaluating a learner.
SCORM 2004, the latest version, also includes additional features like Sequencing and Navigation. Though it puts additional workload on an instructional designer, it does enable a unique learner experience – a phenomenon where learning objects are selected and delivered to the learner according to his or her previous progress.
Juku Lab has extensive experience with both SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004.
We are involved in the development of a SCORM 2004 Run-Time Environment (under the GPL), which is an integral building block for any LMS wishing to support SCORM.
We provide consulting on various SCORM-related issues:
testing for and assuring SCORM-conformance for Your content
evaluating the conditions for adapting SCORM
integrating SCORM into your current learning environment