A few SCORM Engine customers have asked recently what our plans are for SCORM 2004 4th Edition and how it relates to our release schedule.

Must of the SCORM 2004 4th Edition stuff is already complete here in house. We’ve been working with the early versions as they come out and working with ADL in testing the test suites. All of that is going well.

Our intent is to hold our release until ADL agrees to start testing/certifying SCORM 2004 4th Edition LMSs. When they do that, we will quickly release and have some version of the SCORM Engine certified. Once we prove that we are certifiable (in the good way), we will release what we’ll call 2009.1. The announcement of that release will be made via the forums here. Our sense from ADL right now is that they will open up that certification sometime in June, but we don’t control their schedule at all.

In the mean time, we’re incorporating other functionality into our 2009.1 release. Things like historical attempt logging are likely inclusions.

Let us know if you have any questions on the release.

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.