ADL has releassed the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM®) 2004 3rd Edition. From the email:
Since the release of the SCORM 2004 2nd Edition several key evolutionary steps have occurred. The IEEE approved 1484.12.3 Standard for Learning Technology - Extensible Markup Language (XML) Schema Definition Language Binding for Learning Object Metadata and IMS has approved the IMS Content Packaging Specification Version 1.1.4. These advancements along with comments and suggestions received from the ADL Community during the two Public Draft review periods have culminated in a more stable and robust set of standards, specifications, and guidelines within the SCORM 2004 3rd Edition. Along with the SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Documentation Suite, the SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Conformance Requirements, Conformance Test Suite and Sample Run-Time Environment are also now publicly available.
With this milestone release, SCORM 2004 has built upon its stable foundation. This version is more robust and complete than the SCORM 2004 2nd Edition, in that it corrects issues, resolves ambiguities dealing with interoperability and incorporates changes based on accredited standards. As the new baseline standard for SCORM, ADL strongly recommends that the ADL Community migrate to the SCORM 2004 3rd Edition. The ADL Community is encouraged to test their products in accordance with the SCORM 2004 3rd Edition by utilizing the SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Conformance Test Suite. This will assist organizations in measuring impacts to their current systems, plan for changes and begin to make updates.