Developing Shareable Content Objects for Related Information Technology Courses Hosted in Multiple Learning Management Systems

Abstract / Excerpt:

With the advent of the Internet and online learning, universities and colleges are embracing modern technology to modernize the educational experience of their students, thus expanding online learning capabilities. SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model. It is a framework used to define and access information about learning objects so they can be easily shared among different learning management systems (LMSs). SCORM ensures compatibility between systems and the courseware. The Sharable Content Object (SCO) is the most granular piece of training in a SCORM world. It can be called a module, a chapter, or a page. It is the smallest piece of content that is both reusable and independent. SCOs are packages which contain all the files containing the content, metadata about the content, and metadata about the course; and are then deployed in the web server and interface with the Moodle and the A Tutor as learning management systems. These LMSs are launched in domain which can be accessed by the faculty and students who will utilize the courses. Results of this study showed that activities, assessments and multimedia are incorporated in the development of SCOs; SCOs for related IT courses where deployed in multiple learning management systems using the domain; and that key requirements of the SCOs which are accessibility, adaptability, affordability, durability, interoperability and reusability were demonstrated.

Source InstitutionAteneo de Davao University
UnitComputer Studies
AuthorsHazel A. Gameng
Page Count15
Place of PublicationDavao City
Original Publication DateJune 1, 2012