The Shareable State Persistence specification describes an extension to e-learning runtime systems (e.g., SCORM) that enables the storage of and shared access to state information between content objects. There is currently no prescribed method for a content object to store (arbitrarily complex) state information in the runtime system that can later be retrieved by itself or by another content object. This capability is crucial to the persistence of the sometimes complex state information that is generated by a variety of interactive content (e.g., simulations) and that is currently stored and retrieved in proprietary formats and through proprietary methods.
The Final Specification Version 1 was approved by the IMS Technical Advisory Board in July 2004.
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Version 1.0 - Final Specification - PDF
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