Artesia Technologies announced a software extension to support the Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) initiative as part of the company’s support for this emerging standard. Developed under the supervision of the Department of Defense-sponsored Advanced Distributed Learning initiative (ADL), SCORM is designed to serve as a common, XML-based standard for the use and distribution of e-learning content across all federal agencies. Teams provides organizations with a solution for creating, identifying and managing the various metatag fields used to define content attributes within the SCORM initiative. The ADL Initiative is a collaborative effort between government, industry and academia, to establish a common framework that permits the interoperability of learning tools and content on a global scale. The Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of Labor, and the National Guard have established the ADL Co-Lab as a forum for cooperative research, development and assessment of new learning technology prototypes, guidelines and specifications. To learn more about, or to download, SCORM Version 1.2, visit,