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Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. For many years, mobile learning was one of those promises. Once mobile devices started to become popular the promise of being able to have everything on our devices, including learning programs, was right on the heels. Along with that, several creative people found innovative ways to still utilize SCORM even in mobile environments. So the promise of mobile learning may be closer than you may think.

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

The flexibility of accessing an entire course from a small and lightweight wireless device makes mobile learning the current education frontier. In many current training scenarios, mobile eLearning typically supplements a traditional online or partially online course, or it may completely replace these standard learning delivery options. Mobile eLearning opens a treasure chest of capturing micro learning reinforcement opportunities. ADL Mobile Learning Handbook.

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Is it time to replace SCORM? A Look at Emerging Learning Technologies

Growth Engineering

SCORM won the hearts of L&D folk everywhere, when it was invented by the ADL in 2000. It’s inflexible, has limited capabilities and is unsuitable for the modern mobile age. We expect everything to be mobile, instantaneous and intuitive. What’s more, it can not be fully embedded within modern mobile technology. This means SCORM-compliant eLearning, especially older content, does not always translate easily onto mobile devices. Modern Alternatives to SCORM.

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Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)


ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning): An initiative established by the US Department Of Defense in 1999, aiming to make the delivery of online training consistent across content formats, technologies, and organizations. When creating blended learning, consider how each goal might be best achieved in either an online or offline setting. Support for mobile learning (or mLearning, see below) is an important factor in the delivery of just-in-time learning.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). Bring Your Own Device is a policy whereby employees or members bring and use their own mobile, tablet or laptop device in a training or work setting. Although this movement away from Flash will generate cost and complexity for eLearning professionals, LearnUpon offers their customers a number of alternatives including support for HTML5 content delivery. mLearning (Mobile Learning).