SCORM 2004 4th Edition Overview

Acting on feedback from the ADL Community, ADL produced SCORM 2004 4th Edition (4th Ed.), a maintenance release that addresses defects in, and adds enhancements to, the previous versions of SCORM 2004. The 4th Ed. release corrects minor bugs from SCORM 2004 3rd Edition and adds more than 75 new test cases to improve interoperability across LMSs through more stringent testing of LMSs. In addition, 4th Ed. allows more flexible persistence of data during sequencing experiences.

Among the enhancements in 4th Ed. are:
Sharing generic run-time data between SCOs:  SCOs within a single activity tree can now use a new ADL extension run-time data model element to store and share learner tracking information between SCOs.

Sharing additional objective data between SCOs:  SCO-reported objective information (via cmi.objectives.n), such as min, max, and raw scores, can now be shared across SCOs and across activity trees.

Jump Navigation Request:  Content developers can now directly affect conditional branching across the activity tree from within a SCO without the evaluation of sequencing control modes. This allows more flexibility in sequencing and rendering the LMS-provided table of contents.

Rolling-up partial completion information:  Partial completion status reported by SCOs will now roll-up. This enables more accurate evaluation of an activity tree’s partial completion status, rather than relying strictly on the Boolean complete/incomplete values.

Updated SCORM Test Suite:  This version includes resolutions to issues identified with the SCORM 2004 3rd Ed. Conformance Test Suite Version 1.0.2 (Self Test).
Updated SCORM Sample Run-Time Environment (SRTE):  This version includes resolutions to issues identified with the SCORM 2004 3rd Ed. SRTE Version 1.0.2.

Acting on feedback from the ADL Community, ADL produced SCORM 2004 4th Edition (4th Ed.), a maintenance release that addresses defects in, and adds enhancements to, the previous versions of SCORM 2004. The 4th Ed. release corrects minor bugs from SCORM 2004 3rd Edition and adds more than 75 new test cases to improve interoperability across LMSs through more stringent testing of LMSs. In addition, 4th Ed. allows more flexible persistence of data during sequencing experiences.

Among the enhancements in 4th Ed. are:
Sharing generic run-time data between SCOs:  SCOs within a single activity tree can now use a new ADL extension run-time data model element to store and share learner tracking information between SCOs.

Sharing additional objective data between SCOs:  SCO-reported objective information (via cmi.objectives.n), such as min, max, and raw scores, can now be shared across SCOs and across activity trees.

Jump Navigation Request:  Content developers can now directly affect conditional branching across the activity tree from within a SCO without the evaluation of sequencing control modes. This allows more flexibility in sequencing and rendering the LMS-provided table of contents.

Rolling-up partial completion information:  Partial completion status reported by SCOs will now roll-up. This enables more accurate evaluation of an activity tree’s partial completion status, rather than relying strictly on the Boolean complete/incomplete values.

Updated SCORM Test Suite:  This version includes resolutions to issues identified with the SCORM 2004 3rd Ed. Conformance Test Suite Version 1.0.2 (Self Test).
Updated SCORM Sample Run-Time Environment (SRTE):  This version includes resolutions to issues identified with the SCORM 2004 3rd Ed. SRTE Version 1.0.2.

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