Blackboard Extends SCORM support with Building Blocks

By Stephen Gilfus – Company Co-Founder and head of Corporate and Product Strategy

Today, thousands of academic, corporate and government institutions in 140 countries deliver e-Education services through Blackboard’s suite of enterprise products. As e-Education becomes an increasingly greater part of the fabric of educational institutions, interoperability of course components and content are crucial to decision-making, development and deployment. Industry standards impact total cost of ownership, usability/upgradeability, modularity, multi-vendor support and interoperability.

Most standards start as specifications, which are simply definitions of hardware or software components. As a specification becomes more widely used and accepted, it may eventually become sanctioned as a standard by a standards organization such as Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).Shareable Courseware Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a content interoperability standards project of the Advanced Distributed Learning organization within the United States Department of Defense.

Read the full document Release here: Stephen Gilfus Launches SCORM on Building Blocks