IBM Builds SCORM Sequencing Engine

IBM's e-learning division has developed a sequencing engine built to support the SCORM 1.3 specification. The new sequencing engine, an application that can read and manipulate learning content that has been flagged with sequencing markers, is designed to manipulate all SCORM 1.3-compliant content. SCORM, or the Sharable Content Object Reference Model, is a set of e-learning specifications compiled by the U.S. government's Advanced Distributed Learning initiative to support interoperability. SCORM is the de facto standard specification for e-learning content interoperability.

SCORM 1.3 will incorporate the Simple Sequencing Specification developed by the IMS Global Learning Consortium Inc. This specification provides an open format for defining how a learner progresses based on their performance. SCORM also provides guidance to learning content vendors on how to design courses that interoperate with a variety of learning management systems as well as other courses. IBM, White Plains, NY, (800) 426-4968,

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.