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Monthly Archives: July 2009
OK … time to implement the handling of cmi.core.lesson_status as I discussed in Step 22. I’ve already covered the initialization of cmi.core.lesson_status in Step 20, so I don’t have to worry about that. So most of my changes will be … Continue reading
Reader ‘jcasolutions’ recently posted this comment: When you make this statement “course (or ‘SCO’ in SCORM terms)” it is incorrect. There is no such thing as a course in SCORM. What most people consider a course is equal to a … Continue reading
The process by which cmi.core.lesson_status is determined is quite complex. So, with a deep breath, let’s see if I can figure it out. Here – as far as I can tell – are the basic rules.
The course can change any of the following elements that relate to course progress and completion tracking: cmi.core.lesson_location cmi.core.lesson_status cmi.core.exit In other words, it can tell the LMS where it is, whether the course is completed/passed/failed/incomplete … and how the … Continue reading
I’m going to get started on the mandatory ‘progress and completion’ elements: cmi.core.lesson_location cmi.core.credit cmi.core.lesson_status cmi.core.entry cmi.core.exit Of these, only the 3 shown above in bold need to be initialized with specified values. So I’ll modify my initialize.php code to … Continue reading
OK … I’m going to take a quick look to see how far I’ve got through the mandatory data elements. Here’s a list abstracted fron the SCORM 1.2 standard that shows (from left to right): if I’ve addressed it; the … Continue reading
The late Claude Ostyn – in his role as Learning Standards Strategist for Click2Learn – created a wonderful SCORM 1.2 Resource Kit aka the SCORM Cookbook. Sadly, despite its popularity, SumTotal Systems (the descendent of Click2Learn) removed the SCORM 1.2 … Continue reading
After that last post, I think I’ll look at a nice easy one. The score for the course is stored in an element called cmi.core.score.raw. Actually, this is just one of a group of 3 elements that relate to the … Continue reading
Let’s look at another pair of SCORM 1.2 data elements – cmi.core.total_time and cmi.core.session_time. These elements are used to track the amount of time that the student spends on the course. Now, I could argue that the whole concept of … Continue reading