Issue 38752 - OO & SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model)
Summary: OO & SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model)
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 24 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-12-09 16:34 UTC by sweetc
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:37 UTC (History)
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Description sweetc 2004-12-09 16:34:28 UTC
Hello All!

Would it be possible to create a feature in OO that would allow it to act as an
authoring tool for SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) with ouput
that could be used/plugged into educational software like Moodle or Atutor?
(Ilias appears to have created its own home grown version of this.) 

Comment 1 michael.ruess 2004-12-23 16:29:30 UTC
reassigned to "requirements"
Comment 2 ahooty 2004-12-25 05:45:05 UTC
I think this would be an outstanding addition to Open Office and would set it
apart from every other word processor on the planet. However SCORM compliancy is
an unknown standard to the average user and I imagine it would take a great deal
of effort to create enough interest to include it in the code base. No doubt
SCORM will become more popular in the future as online learning becomes more
popular and by including in OO it will enable the Open Source movement to
increase its development of virtual learning environments an the sharing of
learning objects. 
Comment 3 sweetc 2004-12-25 09:31:08 UTC
Hi Ahooty!

Just to provide more information for you to look at,

ILias / Authoring tool which uses OpenOffice,
iLEX 1.1 - What's new? > Overview

ILias - Home page

Do you think that the folks at OO would work collaboratively with other
developers in creating Authoring tools?  I know you folks are busy.  Will this
not be easier when OO goes XML with v2.0?


Comment 4 darren4323 2006-03-29 21:26:43 UTC
SCORM compliance is becoming increasingly important in the educational sector. A
plugin would greatly improve OO compatibility with existing learning
environments and would speed OO adoption in schools and universities.

Currently SCORM compliance is obtained using commercial plugins (for word) or
through existing projects such as Reload or eXe. SCORM compliance in OO would be
a massive benefit to education.
Comment 5 stevealee 2006-03-30 19:14:11 UTC
I agree SCORM compatibility will mean that OOo is usefull in learning platforms
and VLES. Moodle, the Open Source, VLE supports SCORM and LAMS is work in progress.