What is on this site

This site provide access to freely downloadable SCORM diagrams

The purpose of the diagrams is to allow people working with SCORM to have an overview on the entire cmi element structure on a single (A3) page.

There are two diagrams within the download, one for SCORM 1.2 and one for SCORM 2004 4th edition, though it is usable for SCORM 2004 3rd edition as well.

The diagrams are released under the Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike Creative commons license. Details of the license are available from http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/au/ . However what it essentially means is that you may download and use the diagrams in your development process for free. You may change them to suit your needs, but you must maintain the original attribution (i.e. keep my name on the document) you must not sell any derivative works based on the designs (i.e. containing these diagrams), and if you do release any derivative works they need to under the same creative commons license.

The diagrams were originally developed to assist me in speaking with clients. Particularly clients who required SCORM 1.2 and who were unaware that their SCORM compliant LMS did not necessarily provide them with access to the entire cmi element module. I later discovered that our developers and clients with developers liked the diagrams as it aided their understanding of the data model. At that point I added the page references back to the ADL Runtime Environment (RTE) Specifications. This enabled the developers to access the correct page of the documentation for an element more quickly.

I have done my best to ensure that the diagrams are accurate, however as I produced them myself, and I am my own worst editor, please let me know if you find any mistakes or omissions.

In addition I have included a SCORM Bloopers section, showing that even professionals can get it wrong, and a "What's it for" section to address some of the misconceptions about SCORM. 

Also note that this is the first time I have used Google Sites, and I think you may need to have a Google ID before you can enter information in the discussions. I may be wrong about that. If you have any trouble, let me know via the email link in the sidebar.


Mike Richards