Redbird Software Recognized as SCORM Adopter by ADL Initiative for Trident

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Redbird Software (http://www.scormsoft.com) has been recognized by the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative as a SCORM Adopter for Trident, the integrated development environment for SCORM e-learning development.

Redbird Software, maker of professional SCORM development tools, today announced that it has been recognized by the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative as a SCORM Adopter. Trident, Redbird's software for creating, testing, and packaging e-learning content meets the SCORM 2004 conformance guidelines set forth by the ADL.

“Trident is Redbird Software's solution to making development of SCORM-compliant e-learning content easier,” says Ben Edwards, Redbird Software's founder and Trident's lead developer.

SCORM, or the Shareable Content Object Reference Model, is a collection of technical standards for web-based e-learning. SCORM defines how e-learning content is described, packaged, and delivered to facilitate reuse and interoperability. The SCORM standards, published by the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative, are widely adopted by government, academia, and industry.

“Trident helps developers of e-learning content deliver on the promises of SCORM,” says Edwards. “By conforming to SCORM standards, e-learning developers can produce content that is more cost-effective and broadly reusable. Trident empowers them to focus on creating and reusing content more easily, rather than spending time reading hundreds of pages of technical specifications.”

The ADL's SCORM Adopters program includes organizations that practice the implementation of SCORM specifications through the design and development of products and services that meet SCORM conformance guidelines. In addition to recognizing software such as Trident, the program also recognizes SCORM content packages and learning management systems that meet conformance requirements.

Edwards explains, “On one end of the SCORM conformance spectrum you have content. On the other end you have learning management systems. Trident is a bridge between that allows developers to create more effective content, maximize reuse, and take full advantage of learning management systems' capabilities.”

Trident facilitates the reuse of learning content by allowing developers to bring together individual pieces into a comprehensive learning experience, and then package the whole for delivery via any SCORM learning management system. Edwards adds, “Trident is going to help a lot of e-learning content creators become SCORM adopters.”

E-learning developers interested in SCORM conformance or already using SCORM technology can download a free trial version of Trident from Redbird Software's website at http://www.scormsoft.com.

About Redbird Software

Redbird Software, maker of professional SCORM development tools, is focused on producing software for users and developers of e-learning technology and standards. Redbird's flagship product, Trident, is an integrated development environment for creating, testing, and packaging SCORM content. Redbird Software was recently recognized by the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative as a SCORM Adopter Partner.

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