Traditional on-line courses are static: Unaware of the
learner, they present the same content to every user that
participates in the course, independent of the background and
the experience of the learner. Furthermore, content is often static
and leaves little freedom to the learner. One might argue that this
is because currently applied standards like SCORM 1.2 do not
allow much more than static content linked statically within the
learning management system.
However, while the upcoming SCORM 2004 addresses adaptivity
at the level of the learning management system, we present a
class of dynamic interactive content objects in this paper that
provide adaptivity at the level of the learning objects themselves
while also leaving lots of freedom to the learner.
Since the data mining required for adaptivity happens outside of
the learning management system, the presented learning objects
already provide their full functionality within SCORM 1.2.