This is actually quite an important topic to consider before commissioning
Even if you commission a project that is not compliant with SCORM,
it's worth trying to ensure that as much of the content is outside
of the compiled programme as possible.
This will enable it to be used again at a later stage & it
can allow the content of a piece to be updated without necessarilly
reproducing the whole package again.
Balanced against this are the issues of production costs. It can,
in some circumstances, cost more to have some parts of a production
externally accessible - but in other cases,there may be no additional
cost or the costs may not be significant.
It's also worth considering how the media will be delivered. Some
companies insist that any multimedia productions are not installed
on workstations connected to their local area networks. This is
a sensible security strategy but it can impact on the upgradeability
of a package.
A package designed to only run from CD, can't be updated without
replacing the CD. One designed to run from both the CD AND either
hard-disc installation or with links to an updatable website could
prove to be a major benefit, particularly if the information concerned
is subject to change.
The principle of SCORM - that of re-usable objects - is a good
one and it's worth bearing in mind when discussing the design with
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