eLearning & Learning Management System Glossary
Software applications used to create elearning content. Authoring tools give trainers and instructional designers the ability to create their elearning content. GoTrain LMS provides both online and offline authoring tools.
Internal and external audits can be conducted from anywhere, at anytime, at the touch of a button
Any internal audit such as health and safety, quality assurance and environmental management can be undertaken.
The Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard (AVETMISS) is a nationally agreed set of rules that facilitates the collection of consistent and accurate information on the vocational education and training (VET) sector.
The GoTrain LMS is Avetmiss compliant
Blended Learning is a blending of different learning environments. This can mean also blending methods, techniques or resources and applying them in an interactively meaningful learning environment. Learners should have easy access to different learning resources in order to apply the knowledge and skills they learn under the supervision and support of the teacher inside and outside the classroom.
Book Marking refers to the system knowing what page a student was on last time they logged in and will take them directly to the next page upon next login.
Competency-based training (CBT) is an approach to vocational education and training that places emphasis on what a person can do in the workplace as a result of completing a program of training.
Competency standards are industry-determined specifications of performance that set out the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to operate effectively in a specific industry or profession. Competency standards are made up of units of competency, which are themselves made up of elements of competency, together with performance criteria, a range of variables, and an evidence guide. Competency standards are an endorsed component of a training package.
An external domain owned by GoTrain LMS that houses all courseware material.
The GoTrain LMS allows for the uploading of documents such as learner guides, images, PDF, word, excel etc files in a handy location for students to download.
E-learning (or electronic learning or eLearning) encompasses forms of technology-enhanced learning or very specific types such as online or Web-based learning.
Providing space on a server owned or leased for use by clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data centre. Web hosts can also provide data centre space and connectivity to the Internet for servers they do not own to be located in their data centre, called collocation.
A team that can be contacted by end-users for assistance with problems. Launching any e-learning initiative should give some thought to end user support. Even well designed programs will get 1 - 2% of the target audience needing help (e.g., "I forgot my password")
Instructional Design (also called Instructional Systems Design (ISD)) is the practice of maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency and appeal of instruction and other learning experiences. The process consists broadly of determining the current state and needs of the learner, defining the end goal of instruction, and creating some "intervention" to assist in the transition. Ideally the process is informed by pedagogically and andragogically (adult learning) tested theories of learning and may take place in student-only, teacher-led or community-based settings. The outcome of this instruction may be directly observable and scientifically measured or completely hidden and assumed. There are many instructional design models but many are based on the ADDIE model with the phases analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation.
New media is an expanding term that encompasses all new technologies we have today. Interactivity is seen as a key association with new media as it basically sets apart the 'old' and new media's. Old media could only offer a sit-back type interaction, whereas new media is much more engaging to their audiences.
The ability to send email and messages between students, assessors and administrators.
IP = Intellectual Property, ie the owner of the content.
Learning Management System
Look and Feel
The design of your LMS domain, ie the colors, logos and any images that represent your corporate feel.
Multimedia includes a combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video, and interactivity content.
News posts may be published for all users of your LMS domain to access. News posts appear on the welcome page of the LMS.
The means of which money is collected electronically via a secure payment area provided by your bank.PDF
Refers to the Adobe Acrobat file format for online documents.
HTML, CSV, XLS or PDF documents summarising student progress.
Recognition of Prior Learning, Prior Learning Assessment, or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition, describes the set of standards and procedures put in place by educational institutions to assign advanced standing to prospective students.
A networked computer that is shared by many other computers on the network. Intranets use servers to hold, or "host", web pages.
A mode of instruction that relies on a representation in realistic form of the relevant aspects of a device, process, or situation.
Programs that allow a user to complete tasks with computers, such as word processing and graphics programs. Compare to application.
A collection of frames created by a developer that detail the sequence of scenes that will be represented to the user; a visual script.
A mode of instruction that presents content, checks understanding or performance, and continues on to the next relevant selection of content. Tutorials may be linear or branched.
Uniform Resource Locator
More commonly referred to as URL. The standard address for a web page on the Internet or on an intranet.
See Uniform Resource Locator.
An evaluation and measurement of a computer program's overall ease-of-use.
The components of a computer system employed by a user to communicate with the computer. These include the equipment, such as a keyboard or mouse, and the software environment, such as the desktop of Windows or the program lines of DOS.
The medium of delivering information created from the recording of real events to be processed simultaneously by a learner's eyes and ears. Compare to audio, text, graphics, and animation.
What You See Is What You Get - web based text editor.
World Wide Web. The most popular component of the Internet which can be accessed with browser software. Offers interconnected screens containing text, graphics and occasionally other types of media.
Acronym for Web-based Training. Synonomous with e-learning.