eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

For many, their first experience with eLearning was educational computer games delivered via CD Rom. Asynchronous/ Self-Paced Learning- Asynchronous refers to eLearning offerings you take on your own. If you’re new to eLearning or online training, it can seem like you’re wading through alphabet soup with all the various anagrams and terminology used in this industry. SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?!

Terms e-Learning Designers Should Know

Mindflash

e-Learning: e-Learning is a broad term used to describe learning that occurs through the use of electronic means, which can include web-conferencing, CD-ROM, and web-based training. Asynchronous: Asynchronous learning is a method that uses on-line technology to facilitate learning outside the constraints of time and place among a network of people. Asynchronous learning is also known as self-paced learning.

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eLearning Defined

Tony Karrer

Typically used to describe media such as CD-ROM, Internet, Intranet, wireless and mobile learning. It includes the delivery of content via Internet, intranet/extranet (LAN/WAN), audio- and videotape, satellite broadcast, interactive TV, CD-ROM, and more. Can be synchronous , asynchronous , instructor-led or computer-based or a combination.

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The Various Modes of E-learning for Corporate Training

CommLab India

CD-ROM based learning. Today, eLearning has come a long way from CD-ROM to mobile-based learning. In simple terms, it is a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Is there a way to train global employees with minimal costs? Yes, through eLearning. It imparts knowledge to global audiences in one go through devices such as desktops, laptops, and mobiles. In simple words, e-learning has brought the classroom to the learners’ doorstep.

How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

NetMeeting – Centra – etc.). · Video presentations. · Interactive Computer-based Training (CD-ROM). · Distance Learning. · On-line mentoring. · On-the-job-training. · Chat-rooms. · In-person mentoring. · Web-based community. · Knowledge Management System. The learning landscape is not constant, shifting the learning focus on learners, learning, skills, goals and attitude.

Technology Advancement and Learning – Help or Hindrance?

Integrated Learnings

By Dean Hawkinson. On a recent trip to Jekyll Island, Georgia, I had the opportunity to reflect a bit on how far we have come with technology. On Jekyll Island, there is a monument set up by the Telephone Pioneers of America in remembrance of the first transcontinental phone call made from right there on the island on January 29, 1915, by then AT&T president Theodore Vail. The call included Mr. Vail, Alexander Graham Bell in New York, President Woodrow Wilson in Washington, D.C.,

7 Tips To Create A Self-Paced eLearning Course

TalentLMS

In the good old days, they were mailed directly to your door in the form of a CD-ROM. Most self-paced online learners have opted for the asynchronous approach because of their schedules. Do you know the key differences between asynchronous and synchronous learning? Read the article Synchronous vs Asynchronous Learning: Can You Tell the Difference? Self-paced eLearning courses put trainees in charge of their eLearning experience.

A Spaniard in the works

Learning with e's

E-learning is an evolution of the use of technology in education, from the humble correspondence course, through telephone, CD ROM and now of course, the Internet. Delivery is fully asynchronous at OUC, and there is a division of labour between course developers, advisors, (showing an emphasis on student support) and administrators.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: You say it is important to ‘keep a balance between the synchronous and the asynchronous’. Balancing synchronous and asynchronous elements is just one of the considerations in blending. Clive: These were exciting times with a lot of innovation and a succession of technologies from videodisc to CD-ROM to the Internet. ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & & Fastrak Consulting Ltd.):

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CLIVE SHEPHERD – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: You say it is important to ‘keep a balance between the synchronous and the asynchronous’. Balancing synchronous and asynchronous elements is just one of the considerations in blending. Clive: These were exciting times with a lot of innovation and a succession of technologies from videodisc to CD-ROM to the Internet. ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & & Fastrak Consulting Ltd.):

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What’s in Your Toolbox?

CLO Magazine

Asynchronous e-learning is increasingly seen as the preferred delivery method to train a group with varied skill levels, and classroom remains the most significant form of training, in spite of alternatives. Consistent with previous surveys, classroom training is used more often, though the combination of synchronous and asynchronous e-learning continues to represent a growing modality.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)

LearnUpon

AICC (Aviation Industry Computer-Based-Training Committee): The first official eLearning content standard, AICC was developed by the Aviation Industry CBT Committee in 1993 as a CD-ROM based standard. Asynchronous learning: Allows learners to train individually at the time, place, and pace that suits them. Blended learning: The combination of traditional face-to-face (or synchronous) learning methods and technology-based online learning (asynchronous) methods.

Producing Podcasts: Some Considerations for Content Creators

The E-Learning Curve

The introduction of CD-ROMs in the late 1980's mitigated most of these issues, and in a sense were the hardware breakthrough that presaged the beginnings of e-learning as we know it today. However, CD-based materials were expensive to produce, many pre-Pentium and PowerPC processors couldn't handle the multimedia requirements needed to view and listen to the material delivered via this medium (800x600 CRT monitor, anyone?). First of all, a (longish) pre-amble.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

The first official eLearning content standard, AICC was developed by the Aviation Industry CBT Committee in 1993 as a CD-ROM based standard. Asynchronous Learning. Asynchronous learning allows learners to train individually, enabling them to complete courses at a time, place and pace that suits them. A type of asynchronous instruction, self-paced learning allows learners to control the pace and timing of their progress through course materials.

e-Learning: In Search of a Better Definition

Big Dog, Little Dog

It includes the delivery of content via Internet, intranet/extranet (LAN/WAN), audio- and videotape, satellite broadcast, interactive TV, and CD-ROM. Just-in-time and asynchronous learning, such as virtual labs, virtual classrooms and collaborative work spaces.