We talk about living our company’s life publicly a fair amount… so we’re going to take another step in that regard here. We’re in the early stages of creating an add-on product… something that could sit on top of the SCORM Engine and/or the SCORM Cloud. Mike and I have heard too many times that reporting on SCORM data is “impossible” or “way too hard” or “useless”. We don’t believe it for a second. Well, OK, we do acknowledge that it’s pretty difficult, but it seems to be a problem worth solving, so we’ve been putting our collective energies into it for the last couple of months.

For the first “arc” of development on it, we’ve been entirely focused on the user experience. We want to be sure we’re creating something that is notably different from LMSs that disappoint and profoundly useful. Short of that, there’s not a lot of reason to commit the energy this will inevitably require.

Without further adieu, we’d like to ask you to click around in our completely mocked up “reportage”. (You’ll notice that the data doesn’t change and that many of the things that look clickable really aren’t. We’ll ask you for some contact information on the way in, but nothing more. We would love for you to dig into the reports and give us any and all feedback. If it sucks, tell us that. If it would be endlessly valuable to you, tell us that too.

  • What are we missing?
  • Are there views of the suggested data that would be more useful?
  • Should we arrange the data differently?
  • Is there something you want to know that isn’t there?

If you’d like to check it out, check it out here. *Edit: 8/2/11- reportage is now a full-featured part of our products.

Tim is the chief innovation and product officer with our parent company LTG, though he used to be CEO here at Rustici Software. If you’re looking for a plainspoken answer to a standards-based question, or to just play an inane game, Tim is your person.