Feds reverse course on open education mandate

Rob Abel, chief executive for the IMS Global Learning Consortium, said in a statement that eliminating the SCORM mandate would “help the success of the [TAACCCT] program for all concerned.”

Before federal officials made the change, Abel wrote on IMS’s website that the “requirement to use SCORM for educational content is an outdated regulation that will stifle the intended outcomes.”

Educational content can be created and shared under SCORM, Abel said, but doing so would require a special “authoring environment to manipulate [content].”

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