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By the mid- to late 2000s, the ADL realized that the SCORM specification was outdated and becoming too limited. SCORM can only track data generated by courses delivered through an LMS. It can only track basic things like page and module completions and test scores. The new reality is that people are learning in many ways outside the LMS—in social networks, online communities, help systems, instructional videos, e-books, mobile apps, and many other platforms. The question became, how can we track any type of learning activity regardless of whether it happens in a course, on an LMS, or anywhere else?