SCORM is a set of technical standards for eLearning products. It provides the communication method and data models that allow eLearning content and LMSs to work together. It tells programmers how to write code so that what they build will “play well” with other eLearning software. SCORM is the most widely used eLearning standard available.
Scorm is an abbreviation and it stands for: Shareable Content Object Reference Model. Scorm defines a specific way of constructing a learning management system and training and course content so it can be shared with other Scorm compliant systems. Scorm enables you to package your content and share it with other systems.
What is a Scorm package?
What is a Scorm package? A Scorm package is an XML-file that contains all the information to fire up the course in a Scorm compliant LMS.
What is a Scorm compliant LMS?
What does scorm compliant mean? A Scorm compliant LMS (learning management system) can accept any content that is also Scorm-compliant, and than make it available to users of the LMS.
In the Scorm 2004 version they added a new part that describes a runtime API and data model used for communication between content objects and learning management systems.