Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a standard and specifications developed by the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, United States. It allows courses and systems, which host courses to integrate seamlessly and send data between each other. Simply put, if the learning management system (LMS) you use or license is SCORM compliant, then irrespective of who you buy your courses from or who develops your courses, your courses will integrate with the LMS as long as the courses themselves are developed to SCORM standards. Think of it like the USB standard. As long as your laptop has an USB port, you can rest assured that you can buy any USB device and it will plug into that laptop. Just like the USB, there are multiple versions of the SCORM specification. The most popular is SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004.