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0 SCORM 2004 4th edition

I just noticed that ADL has released SCORM 2004 4th edition.

They released it on March 31st so it will probably take a while before the mainstream LMS’ will support it, but it does have some interesting new things.

Among the enhancements are:

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0 Cheating in SCORM

Phillip Hutchison whipped up a proof-of-concept on how advanced users could cheat and set the course as completed with a score of 100% (http://pipwerks.com/journal/2009/03/22/cheating-in-scorm/).

It poses an interesting problem as more and more cooperations are using SCORM based courses for certified training.

I just read on the www.adlgov.net page that they released a fix to this security issue. You can read more about it and download the instructions here: http://www.adlnet.gov/Technologies/scorm/SCORMSDocuments/SCORM%20Resources/Resources.aspx

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11 Captivate Exchange – is it dead?

One thing I really like about Adobe is their online market place called Exchange. If you take a look at the Adobe Exchange for Flash it’s filled with great files, which you can buy and in some cases even download for free.

Adobe Captivate also has an associated Exchange – http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=productHome&exc=22&loc=en_us – where people can upload and download Adobe Captivate related things.

There is only one problem with the Captivate Exchange… It’s dead.. The last file uploaded was on September 11th, 2008.

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0 New stock components

I originally started off the blog by posting information and links to some stock flash components that I have used in some of my projects.

It’s been a while since I’ve done that and I found some nice components since then so I thought I would make a new post with some links to stuff you can use in Captivate.

All the files are from Flashden.net, which is – in my opinion – the best place to buy stock flash components. Remember that when you buy these components you also get the Flash soucefile (fla) so you can modify and customize the components to fit your projects.

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4 Fantastic Dynamic XML based quiz

This is one of my favourite files right now. It’s a quiz made in Flash and I really think it’s executed to perfection. I used this component in quite a few different projects now.

It’s easy to customize and easy to setup and get started with. You can modify most of the settings and questions in an external XML file. The file is just US$12 and that is really a bargain.

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0 Memory Flip Game

I remember this type of game from when I was a kid. It’s a simple memory game where you need to match two cards together.

It comes in two different versions. One version matches on identical cards and the other version you can match different images together. I used the latter version as a small break in a course and the user had to match product quotes with product images. It won’t report scores to Captivate or an LMS but you could implement that if you have Flash skills.

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0 XML based quiz

A simple straightforward multiple choice and true/false quiz, which can be used in Captivate. If you want to give your quizzes a different look than the Captivate one you can use this. Please note that in this form it will not report scores to Captivate or an LMS but if you know Flash you can write that code yourself.

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