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

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RFP (request for proposal ): Document prepared by organizations to help assess LMS vendors during a selection process. If a self-hosted solution is selected, the team must decide how major applications, like servers, databases and load balancers, are resourced and budgeted. Once a specification has been recognized by an official body, it becomes a standard, like AICC , SCORM or Tin Can xAPI. Popular eLearning content standards include AICC, SCORM and xAPI.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

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The first official eLearning content standard, AICC was developed by the Aviation Industry CBT Committee in 1993 as a CD-ROM based standard. A predecessor to SCORM, AICC was difficult to work with and many steps were required to get content in the format running in a learning management system (LMS). 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.

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Uptime – Most systems today who are in the cloud use server farms such as Rackspace and Amazon S3 – thus that “uptime” is tied to those servers. Neo LMS allows true asynchronous based learning (self pace, non-linear) on top of the standard synchronous based seen throughout education. SCORM including 1.2/2004, AICC, Common Cartridge. Private server. Another vendor showed me a school district whose RFP was 36 pages in length.