There is a similar standard SCORM with lots of definitions using tests and sequencing and a communication between the learning content and the LMS.
More information about both at www.imsglobal.org/
Nope, it is a standard file format for putting content in, similar to SCORM, AICC, etc. Someone might sell you an application makes IMS Content Packages, someone might sell you an IMS Content package, or you might download one for free.
It's kind of like a powerpoint slide show-- a collection of content (images, text, etc.) with a navigation structure which you can load into Moodle or any other application that supports IMS CP.
Say you have a large existing document (html page, Word doc, pdf file, etc.) and you want to convert it to a lesson (small ell) by adding some questions at strategic points. To turn it into a Moodle Lesson, you have to copy each section of the document and paste them into branch tables. In other words, you must build the Lesson bottom-up. With LessonBuilder, you can build it top-down by starting with the original document and inserting questions into the document at strategic points. When you're finished, tell LessonBuilder to output a SCORM package. Load the SCORM package into Moodle. The student plays the SCORM and interacts with the lesson. The grade is reported to the gradebook.
eXe is open source and quite popular, although it feels to me like a toy, compared with some of the other tools. Xerte (a university project) is also open source (I found it to be similar to eXe). Both tools emphasize the creation of new content. The Reload editor (not mentioned in the ADL list) is not an authoring tool, but can be used to package pre-existing Web resources into a SCORM package (it's a packaging tool, not an authoring tool). The package becomes like a mini Web site that you can host inside Moodle. Reload is frequently mentioned in the forums.
Here's a discussion in which users describe their favorite tools. Note: I believe that Course Genie was an early incarnation of Wimba Create. Rather than having its own GUI, Wimba Create lets you work directly in MS Word (it's a Word plugin). I would love to use it, but I don't have MS Word.
How does this work? I would guess, it means uploading the package into course files, and then go create a SCORM activity from the Activities drop down menu.
>>The student plays the SCORM and interacts with the lesson. The grade is reported to the gradebook.
Does the grade go automatically to the gradebook? I would expect you have to make a setting for this happen. Where do you do that?
Thanks! I will check out the SCORM builders you recommend. By the way, is IMS-CP the most recognized standard now? How is the SCORM, IMS, etc. competition going?
Good guess. That's all there is to it.
When you're using one of the authoring tools, you will specify how many points the activity is worth, but that's all. The SCO will report the grade (and other tracking data) to the LMS for each attempt.
I don't know anything about IMS/CP. In fact, I learned most of what I know from this discussion SCORM is a standard for vendors who supply learning content to the military/government, so it is very widely supported. The ADL database probably lists only a fraction of the available tools. I'm guessing that the major difference between IMS and SCORM is that SCO's can communicate information (scores, tracking data) back to the LMS. Communication involves a standard API that is supported by Moodle and virtually every other LMS.
...but I still don't really understand how / why to use ISM-Packages (sorry, I'm also very new at this )
If you have a course in one LMS, say Blackboard or Angel, and want to put the course on Moodle you can export the course from your LMS as an IMS package. Since that is standard format you can then upload it to Moodle or any other IMS compliant LMS.
I too have the question in mind.... how IMS and Scorm differ with each other...
people having clear cut idea..pls reply me
About existing creating IMS content package tool such as EXE, Xerte, how to reload existing webpage to tools and make a new webpage. So far, The only way solution I knew about this, copy and paste existing pages to tools and create new pages separately. However, I have existing 500 webpages. Obviously building new pages , name individual page titles and copy the existing content will cost too much time and energy. Therefore, instead of using existing tool, I chose write IMS content package myself.
I just wondering how to write IMS content package ourselves? what kinds of rule should I need following? I knew the IMS content package should include XML file and archive zip file. XML file includes metadata , resource and organisation pacts. But how to use those parts and write a xml file? Will those sorts of content package writen by myself work on the Moodle?
Anyone who knows the answer,please do answer my question. I will really appreciate it.
I'm wondering that nobody mentions eXeLearning. Its free, easy to use and creates IMS CP and SCORM packages. SCORM ist not supported fuilly, but if you only need packages and no sequencing or exact assets, you can use it.
In difference to most of the other tools a teachers learns in 1/2 to 1 hour how to use it.
SCROM is the evil nemesis opposed to IMS.
ACIC is a dry cleaning chain near my house.
If you believe this, you have never been rick-roll'd.
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