Congratulations to Oracle for achieving AICC certification of Peoplesoft Enterprise Learning Management 9.0. Likewise,, kudos to Saba for achieving AICC certification of Saba Enterprise Learning Suite Version 5 on September 6, 2006. Back in the Spring of 2006 I questioned the commitment of some LMS vendors to standards. It is great to see two major players like Saba and Oracle stepping up to the task. Saba is now certified for both AICC and SCORM 2004.
We’re still waiting for either a SCORM 1.2 or SCORM 2004 or an AICC certification for the SumTotal LMS that was first released in December 2004. In the same time frame, many major competitors have achieved two or more certifications, as have some smaller firms with solid LMS offerings. Since Claude Ostyn left SumTotal I haven’t really seen much corporate participation in ADL or AICC activities from SumTotal. Hopefully, they are still keeping an eye on LMS fundamentals as they move towards performance-management.