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eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

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Autumn Lewis

Digitec's marketing maven by day and karaoke enthusiast by night, Autumn is no stranger to online education, nonprofits, and associations. Autumn has served as the Marketing and Development Director at a nonprofit school for children with learning disabilities. She also served as an intern with a Central Florida internet marketing firm and Dress for Success where she honed her skills in social media, marketing, blogging, and public relations. Today, Autumn uses her belief in the power of telling stories, engaging, and building relationships with partners to build on Digitec's brand success. Autumn received a B.S. in Marketing Communications, and an A.A. in Elementary Education from University of Phoenix online campus experiencing first-hand the benefits of online education. Spirit animal: Slow Loris (look them up they're adorable) Diet-breaker: Lays Dill Pickle Chips Comfort object: Throw blanket Personal vice: Biting my nails Useless talent: I can write with both hands Unreasonable paranoia: Getting stuck in elevators Wishes more people cared about: At-risk youth

Comments (4)

Jillea - May 17, 2016

Some are acronyms, some are terms:

Training & education roles: ID (instructional designer), GA (graphic artist or designer), ELS (elearning specialist), training developer, technology specialist, trainer, virtual trainer, training manager, program manager, lead ID, voice talent, acting talent, a/v technician, project manager

virtual learning, classroom training, CBT (computer based training), distance teaching, distance learning

methodology, ADDIE, SAM, AGILE, Kaizen, Rapid Development, formal needs assessment, informal needs assessment, scaffold

course, curriculum, module, class, high-level design, learning solution, storyboard, graphics, communication plan, prototype, pilot, after-action report (AAR), ROI, webinar, seminar, simulation

SME (subject matter expert), internal client, external client, stakeholders

activities, exercises, games, gamification, analogies, mnemonics

test, quiz, pencil-and-paper test, role play, scenario

content, text, script, outline, topic

edit, copyedit, structural edit, proofread, review, illustrate


train-the-trainer, systems training, compliance training

Call center terms: work-at-home agent, in-house agent, call type, call volume, line group,

    Autumn Lewis - May 25, 2016

    Thanks! We’ll visit these acronyms and terms in a follow up glossary blog.

Cathy Manners - May 18, 2016

Thanks that’s useful 🙂

Autumn Lewis - May 25, 2016

Glad to help Cathy.

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