The LETSI SCORM 2.0 White Papers

In 2008, Learning Education Training Systems Interoperability (LETSI) solicited white papers from stakeholders that were interested in contributing to “SCORM 2.0”. The result was a rather large collection of documents that have been important to the e-learning industry and had a large part in shaping the Experience API.

LETSI’s website is no longer operational, so the archive of these documents isn’t available there anymore. The white papers are crammed with thoughts that are important to our industry, so we decided to host the archive here and make them available to you. Enjoy!

  1. SCORM 2.0: Grab the Low Hanging Fruit by Len Murphy, Property Loss Research Bureau
  2. HLA-SCORM Integration by Peter Berking, ADL
  3. Team-Based Learning by Tom Archibald and Peter Berking, ADL
  4. Domain Enhanced Sequencing and Scenario Generation by Bukai, Haynes, Wason, and Pokorny – Intelligent Automation, Inc.
  5. Didactic architectures and organization models: a process of mutual adaptation by Laura Gonella & Eleonora Pantò, CSP
  6. Course Objects and an Architecture for Services by Tom Wason, Intelligent Automation, Inc.
  7. SCORM: The Baby and the Bathwater by Mike Rustici, Rustici Software
  8. Reuse and Sequencing: Do we still want them? by Mike Rustici, Rustici Software
  9. Learning in the Mainstream by Allyn Radford, Learnilities
  10. Enhanced Tracking and Shared Data by John Campbell & Don Holmes,
  11. Content Aggregation Issues by John Campbell & Don Holmes,
  12. SCORM RTE Web Services Interface by Virginia Travers, BBN
  13. PerformanceSCORM by Wayne Gafford & Bill Blackmon, ADL
  14. Lifecycle Management of Learning Objectives by Aplanalp, Ferrall, Garrison, Graf, Haag, and Rippeon
  15. Sensible Sequencing by Mike Rustici, Rustici Software
  16. Simplifying SCORM While Keeping it Feature Rich by Chen, Thomas, McNeil, Rahmani – Medical Simulation Corp.
  17. Enable Richer Content Interactions with OLSA On-demand Communication by Shota Aki, SkillSoft
  18. Automate E-learning Asset Management with OLSA Asset Integration by Shota Aki, SkillSoft
  19. User Interface Interoperability by Jason Haag, CSC
  20. SCORM 2.0: SCO-based Sequencing by Leo Lucas, e-Learning Consulting
  21. Track without launching by John Kleeman, Eric Shepherd, Paul Roberts – Questionmark
  22. Redefining reusable educational activities by Rachel Ellaway, N. Ontario School of Medicine
  23. Object Oriented Architecture for Extensible Learner-Adaptive Environment by Kiyoshi Nakabayashi, Yousuke Morimotoa, and Yoshiaki Hadaa
  24. Stealth Assessment in Virtual Worlds by Valerie J. Shute and J. Michael Spector, Florida State Univ.
  25. SCORM Is Insecure: Secure It Before Adding Features byTom King, Mobilemind
  26. Content Aggregation Model and Recursive Manifest by Vladimir Goodkovsky, University of Virginia
  27. Role-Based Sequencing in a SCORM Environment by Alan Holtz, Northrop Grumman
  28. How can we ensure sustainability of SCORM 2.0? by Christian Stracke, University of Duisburg-Essen
  29. Content Authoring Standards and Services by Aaron Silvers, Grainger
  30. Engagement, Collaboration and Community by Aaron Silvers, Grainger
  31. Reusability by Charles Brewer, Logistic Services International
  32. Objectives in Metadata and HTML by Tracey Williams and Fred Banks, Boeing
  33. Embed Metadata in Objects by Fred Banks, Boeing
  34. ADL Sequencing Switch by Fred Banks, Boeing
  35. Shared Data by Fred Banks, Boeing
  36. SCORM 2004 4th Edition Thoughts by Robby Robson, Eduworks
  37. Competency Portability by Robby Robson, Eduworks
  38. Aligning Instructional Design and Technical Standards by Damon Regan and Robby Robson, Eduworks
  39. Fluid Content Aggregation by Lang Holloman, CSC
  40. Inclusion of the Sharable State Persistence Model by Jesse Hostetler, Leen-Kiat Soh, and Ashok Samal – U. Nebraska
  41. Motivation for a Direct Access Tunnel by L. D. Miller, Leen-Kiat Soh, Sarah Riley, and Ashok Samal – U. Nebraska
  42. On the Importance of Metadata and Learner Interaction Data by Sarah Riley, Leen-Kiat Soh, and Ashok Samal – U. Nebraska
  43. SCORM 2.0 – The Next Generation by Ray Shinol, David Bolt, and Tammi Pierce – US Army
  44. Standardization’s all very well, but what about the Exabytes? by Felix Mödritscher and Victor Manuel García-Barrios, Austria
  45. Break it up, make it easier, and encourage accessibility by Philip Hutchison, Pipwerks
  46. Defining Content for Interoperability by Jill Abbott and Vince Paredes, SIFA
  47. Interfacing simulators or their instructor consoles to LMSs by Brandt Dargue, Boeing
  48. Interfacing training content with simulations/simulators by Brandt Dargue, Boeing
  49. Response to LETSI by Jane Haag
  50. Avoid SCORM Profiles by Yannick Warnier, Dokeos SPRL
  51. Cross Domain by Yannick Warnier, Dokeos SPRL
  52. Cross Platform Test Suite by Yannick Warnier, Dokeos SPRL
  53. Database Structure by Yannick Warnier, Dokeos SPRL
  54. Documentation License by Yannick Warnier, Dokeos SPRL
  55. Interactions Objectives Example by Yannick Warnier, Dokeos SPRL
  56. LMS SCORM Library by Yannick Warnier, Dokeos SPRL
  57. Not Exportable Type by Yannick Warnier, Dokeos SPRL
  58. Recommend SCORM API by Yannick Warnier, Dokeos SPRL
  59. Sequencing Examples by Yannick Warnier, Dokeos SPRL
  60. Enhancing the Role of Instructors by Daniel Fowler, Intelligent Automation, Inc.
  61. SCORM 2.0 Assessment Framework by Dr. Fanney Klett, Fraunhofer IDMT
  62. 360 View of Assessment and Quality Management by Dr. Fanny Klett, Helga Scholz
  63. How to Make SCORM’s Simple Sequencing Model Simple Again by Mark Ewer, Logistic Services International
  64. PENCasting – A standards-based approach to LMS/LCMS integration by Ian Leader and Paul Nebel, LINE Communications
  65. Bookmarks and Links by Ian Leader, LINE Communications
  66. Navigational SCOs – navigating a complex learning activity by Paul Brown, LINE Communications
  67. Additional content ad-hoc or SCO defined run-time data fields by Paul Coupe, LINE Communications
  68. Full text search – by the LMS, for SCOs by Ian Leader, LINE Communications
  69. Screen Classification Rubric by Peter Berking, ADL
  70. CLAM: A Collaborative Learning Activity Data Model by Nina Pasini Deibler, Ellen Epstein , SI International
  71. Addition of SCORM Data Type by Chuck Allen, HR XML
  72. Metadata: Describing Courseware to Support Discovery by Dr. Larry (Scott) Anderson, The Boeing Company
  73. The Learner Performance Data Model by Daniel Standage & Dr. Michael Bush, Brigham Young University
  74. Core SCORM Enhancements by Gareth Farrington, Advanced Systems Technology
  75. Competence Portability: Manifest and Constructive Models by Vladimir Goodkovsky, University of Virginia
  76. SCORM, LETSI, and Learning from Instruction by Sigmund Tobias, Columbia University
  77. Simply SCORM by Dr. Goran P.A. Kattenberg, Outstart
  78. Advanced Distributed Learning, Intelligent Tutoring Systems and SCORM 2.0 by Dr. J. Wesly Regian – CTC & Dr. Xiangen Hu – Workforce ADL Co-Lab
  79. AICC Position Paper by Cramer et al., AICC
  80. AICC Content Sequencing by Cramer et al., AICC
  81. Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) Requirements for SCORM 2.0 by Elizabeth Biddle, The Boeing Company
  82. Supporting Teaching and Learning in SCORM 2.0 by Jacqueline Haynes, Intelligent Automation, Inc.
  83. SC36 Core SCORM Study Group Final Report by Tyde Richards, et al., ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36
  84. Proposed Web Service Initiatives for the eLearning Industry by Will Peratino, US Office of Personnel Management
  85. Learning in the Microcosmos by Martin Lindner, Research Studios Austria

(Note: we published all of the whitepapers we were able to archive, but a few are still missing. If you are the author of a missing whitepaper and still have it, please send it over.)