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eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

Synchronous Learning. Asynchronous Vs. Synchronous Learning. In synchronous learning situations students learn at the same time by activities such as attending a lecture or laboratory. Both can be delivered online and can even be recorded, however, synchronous learning is often delivered live and in-person. In blended learning , asynchronous and synchronous learning elements are being combined as part of one training program.

Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

Many associations have, at some point, considered the benefits of choosing an open source LMS for delivering their education programs. This is especially true of associations that may be considering implementing an online learning platform for the first time, or those with a limited budget. ASUM was experiencing productivity issues in managing their education programs for two reasons.

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

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Objectives: Course or learning objectives define the knowledge or skills learners are expected to gain from a training program. RFP (request for proposal ): Document prepared by organizations to help assess LMS vendors during a selection process. Training professionals are now often required to demonstrate the ROI of learning programs and software to leadership teams. Synchronous learning: Instructor-led learning in a virtual classroom setting.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

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API (Application Programming Interface). API provides an interface that allows developers to interact with programs and applications, including learning management systems. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs. A certificate confirms that a learner has successfully completed a training program to a predefined standard. A CEU is a measurement used in continuing education programs.