I attended a session on SCORM today — which I think of as “XML for Educators.” The big goal seems to be to make learning “objects” reusable. Whether it’s too complex or too abstract for adoptability is, I believe, a good question.
SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model) is about to morph into yet another mouthful-acronym. It has roots in the Department of Defense, Boeing and Airbus.
The standard has been designed for content authoring vendors. It feels like SGML — something designed for really large institutions — not like HTML — something designed with ease of entry in mind.