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Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

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Companies should be wary of the value a “free” learning platform can deliver and alert to the costs quickly accrued in maintaining, updating and supporting an LMS without a vendor. RFP (request for proposal ): Document prepared by organizations to help assess LMS vendors during a selection process. SaaS (software as a service): Software hosted in the cloud by an LMS vendor so that customers don’t need to install the system locally.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

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ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). Integrating with a vendor’s API can speed up the eLearning processes by automating time-consuming manual tasks like updating, deleting, or exporting lists of users. CDN is a global network of proxy servers deployed in multiple data centers to enable the high availability and high performance of content being viewed by the learner. FAQs allow learners to get the information they need without having to contact the vendor directly. .

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

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LETSI is a new organization with worldwide sponsorship to whom ADL will be handing over stewardship of SCORM. Expanded to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard this acronym describes whether or not a vendor is adhering to the appropriate industry standards of payment information collection and processing. The server only needs to provide whatever information the client needs to interact with the service.