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. Self-paced learning: Asynchronous instruction that allows learners to control the pace and timing of their progress through course materials.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

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Asynchronous Learning. Asynchronous learning allows learners to train individually, enabling them to complete courses at a time, place and pace that suits them. 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. The server only needs to provide whatever information the client needs to interact with the service. RFP (Request for Proposal).

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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. Private server. Another vendor showed me a school district whose RFP was 36 pages in length. Back in the 90’s I taught high school and loved it.