AICC Packaging - Overview
CMI001 AICC CMI Guidelines for Interoperability defines a way to describe a course, its structure, and how the units in the course should be sequenced. However, it does not describe a mechanism to bundle all the pieces of a course to transfer them.
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Several specifications including CMI011 Package Exchange Notification Services and CMI010 Offline CMI Communication describe scenarios in which AICC courseware is transferred. In the case of PENS (Package Exchange Notification) the transfer is normally from one organization to another. In the case of Offline CMI the transfer is from an organization to a user.
This specification describes:
- Rationale for packaging a course into a zip archive
- Course Package Structure
This specification discusses packaging AICC courseware to facilitate moving it from one organization to another (via the Web or other media), from the holder of the courseware to a user (via any media such as a CD), or from a content server to a user (via the Web).
This specification defines the structure of AICC courseware packaged to facilitate its transfer. The package may be used to transfer courseware:
- From one organization to another (via the Web or in media such as a CD or DVD)
- From one part of an organization to another part of the same organization.
- From a server to a user of the courseware via the Web.
- From an organization to a user via media such as CD or DVD.
Packaging a course as a ZIP archive is important for the following reasons:
AICC Packaging Specification
- Ability to download/distribute the complete course from a single web-URL or CD
- Compression of course data ensures faster download and easier distribution
Title: “AICC Packaging Specification”
Release Date: 19 September 2006
Point of Contact: Scott Bergstrom
Electronic Version: Online available in pdf.