8 Basic eLearning Terms Every Newbie Needs To Know

 Are you confused with terms relating to eLearning ? Expand your vocabulary by learning these 8 commonly used eLearning terms .

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN 

 It is a systemic process of identifying learning gaps , and then designing and developing content to close those learning gaps .

BLENDED LEARNING 

 It is an approach to education that combines two main learning methods : 

  • Online learning
  • Traditional classroom-based learning (CBT)

Also called hybrid , mixed or integrative learning .

LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 

 It is a software platform that organizations use to create , organize , deploy , and measure the performance of online training courses and educational programs for both onsite and remote learners .

ELEARNING AUTHORING TOOL 

 It is a software package that features asset libraries and design tools that allow Instructional Designers to create online training materials that are engaging and interactive for learners .

SCORM

 Stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model .

 It refers to a popular set of technical standards for packaging eLearning software products , so they work correctly once uploaded to any LMS .

SME

 Stands for Subject Matter Expert .

 This is the person who has extensive knowledge about the subject matter you are creating eLearning for .

STORYBOARDING 

 The course blueprint that tracks each step a learner must take to complete the eLearning course from start to finish . 

GAMIFICATION 

 The concept of applying game-design mechanics and elements to eLearning courses . It can include gaming elements such as : rewards , challenges , points , levels , titles , a leaderboard , and positive feedback .