Understanding the Lingo of eLearning

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Understanding your eLearning investment starts with an understanding of the vocabulary used in the construction and evaluation of online learning systems. Without that foundation, it's going to be hard to understand whether you're getting a good return on your investment in a system, whether promised updates will continue to meet your needs, and when those needs are changing enough to make an upgrade your best move.

Here are the most important terms you should understand before selecting a learning management system for your organization, no matter what you'll be using it for.

A

A/B Testing

Agent Profile API

Activity Profile API

Application Profile Interface

ADDIE

Asynchronous Learning

B

Brinkerhoff Success Measures

C

Classroom Learning

Compliance Training

Collaborative Learning

D

Differentiated Learning

Directed Learning


L

Learning Management System



O

Off-the-Shelf Content



S

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Paced Learning

Social Learning

W

Webinar