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These projects were produced as Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) packages. SCORM is a specification of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative from the Office of the United States Secretary of Defense. SCORM defines communications between client side content and a host system for most learning management systems (LMS) like Sakai, Moodle, Limos, and dozens of others. All materials were produced for import as a transferable ZIP file called “Package Interchange Format” which allows for easy integration into a learning management system so that administrators can track student responses to interactions. The ZIP file is ready for import through the learning management system’s native console.

Each ZIP file contains an expressInstall Shockwave Flash, a FirstFrame PNG file, an HTML document for easy Web page creation using the content within a LMS, an MTA file Samsung AllShare Metadata File with information about the video, a Shockwave Flash Object with the supporting interactive content, a JavaScript file (swfobject), and the core .mp4 video file. It is important to note that these videos must be embedded in a compatible learning management system. They are not stand alone videos. Directions on how to import and use these videos and capture responses to their interactions can be found within the specific learning management system (for example, http://scorm.com/moodle/scormcloud-contentupload). Usually it is just a click and upload interface, one of the advantages of using the Package Interchange Format.

All interactions use Adobe® Shockwave Flash objects. Users must have Shockwave installed on their computers and enabled in their browsers to use the videos. Users without Shockwave installed will be prompted to install Shockwave, and will be prompted to do so if they attempt to view the video without Shockwave installed. Videos remain in a native .mp4 format but users will experience disruptions without Shockwave installed. Shockwave is a multimedia platform used to add animation and interactivity to web pages. These interactions were created in a capturable SCORM format using Camtasia Studio 7.

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