In an increasingly remote world, technology is bridging several gaps. Just one of those gaps is in corporate training. Research shows that 98% of US enterprises have adopted virtual training methods in 2020 jumping from just 77% in 2017. It is clear that there’s a renewed space in corporations for SCORM content and SCORM compliant eLearning platforms supporting videos.
Those who are already familiar with virtual training and have virtual learning and development (L&D) practices in their organizations are probably acquainted with SCORM. But for those of you in the back scratching your heads and asking yourselves ‘what is SCORM?’, let’s quickly explore it before introduce a SCORM-compliant YouTube-like eLearning video platform.
What is SCORM?
SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model. That may say enough for the tech savvy of you who are familiar with the concept of reference models. But let’s break it down anyway. Think of it as a container that you put your training and learning content into, allowing different learning management systems (LMS), and other SCORM compliant software, to recognize the container instead of the content within. This means that you don’t need to create learning content in a proprietary format that only your particular LMS understands, and you can easily change your LMS and have your SCORM content still be relevant and useable. SCORM courses are widely regarded in corporate L&D space as the standard of eLearning, particularly because of their interactivity and completeness.
A single SCORM course provides knowledge, quizzes to test learner's comprehension, offers gamification, and supports generation completion certificates. Plus, it produces reports on a learner’s progress, completion status, the time they took to complete the course, their score, and whether they passed or failed. This completeness packaged into one SCORM file is what earns SCORM its popularity in the L&D space.
eLearning With VIDIZMO | SCORM-Compliant Video Platform
Now that you know how SCORM works, you must be wondering how you can make SCORM content utilize it in the most effective way in ensuring an interactive learning experience? Video is the key to it all. Tradition LMS are not designed to cater to the video-based learning use cases, which ironically is where the future is headed. Video training is making incredible headway in the corporate L&D function, catalyzed by the pandemic and remote working practices.
With this shortcoming of most LMS, SCORM courses are severely lacking in terms of their video support. LMS can’t accommodate large video files that can be anywhere from 500 MB to several GB – way beyond the maximum file size allowed by an average SCORM compliant LMS software. This means that, while you can have a comprehensive training course in SCORM content, you can’t feasibly incorporate videos in that course. These software are also not optimized for buffering-free high quality global video content delivery.
Enter VIDIZMO, a SCORM-compliant enterprise video content management system that enables you to import all your corporate L&D course material, especially videos, in a YouTube-like platform that supports secure streaming and management of live and on-demand videos. VIDIZMO is designed to solve critical video-related training challenges for enterprises. The solution makes it easy to include videos in training programs and share them with the relevant users in a secure manner, which effectively gives it an edge over your LMS. VIDIZMO does not operate in a silo. It can seamlessly integrate with most well-known LMSs to bring video right to your doorstep.
In addition to LMS, VIDIZMO also offers out-of-the-box integrations with SSO providers for authentication, Video Conferencing Solutions (like Zoom and Blue Jeans), tracking tools (like Google Analytics) and what not. You will also be enabled to still add interactive elements in your training videos, including quizzes to judge comprehension, handouts to provide additional information, and surveys to collect learners' feedback. Accurately track learners’ progress and maintain a record of their performance through the detailed analytics reports and dashboards that are easy-to-read.