Today I learned the meaning of this mysterious acronym mentioned in our multimedia class. SCORM is the mostly widely used elearning standard, developed by Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative to support the Department of Defense's efforts at portable training across systems. The letters stand for Sharable Content Object Reference Model.
“SCORM governs how online learning content and learning management systems communicate with each other,” according to SCORM.com. Five versions of SCORM exist, with the most widely used versions being SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 3rd Edition.
I'm still not entirely sure how I'm affected by SCORM, but then it took me awhile to understand CSS when it became commercially viable too.