Building a Library of E-Learning Terms

Hey peeps, 

The community team has been working on a series called E-Learning ABCs. It's a glossary of terms, concepts, and words related to e-learning, training, and instructional design. You'll see some familiar and common terms such as ADDIE, Learning Management System (LMS), and SCORM. But this is just a beginning, there are many things not included in the glossary yet!

I'd love to know from the community what additional words, concepts, and terms you'd like to see covered in this list. Please let me know in the comments.

Thanks in advance helpful community peeps!

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Mark Shepherd

Hi Nicole:

I'm baaaaaack! (LOL). 

I LOVE Ray Cole's suggestions, hope you add most, if not all of his ideas. :)

My suggestions, some have likely been put forward already. If so, consider them as my way of reinforcement using an extra vote for those terms:

  • Active Pages (Cross-References: ASP, JSP, PHP)
  • Animations (Cross-Reference: Whiteboards, loads of x-ref opportunities w/ this term)
  • Audio Standards (.mp3, .wav, Multiple Cross References to go here...)
  • Blended Learning
  • Character Escape Codes (Cross-Reference: HTML)
  • CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  • Database (Generic Term, Cross-References: Access, Filemaker, Oracle, SQL Server)
  • Graphics Image Standards (Cross References: GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, etc.)
  • Interactive Learning (Cross Reference: Interactions)
  • JavaScript (aka ECMAScript, Cross-Reference: VB Script, JSON)
  • JDBC (Java Database Connectivity)
  • ODBC (Open Database Connectivity)
  • LRS (Learning Record Store)
  • Motion Path
  • Photography Standards (RAW, Filtering, etc.)
  • Result-Based Learning
  • Section 508 (Cross-References: Accessibility, Accessible Learning)
  • Screen-reading software (Cross-References: JAWS, Accessible Learning)
  • Spacing (Character, Line, and White)
  • Speaking Character
  • SQL (Structured Query Language)
  • Video Standards (.mpeg, .mp4, Multiple Cross-References to potentially add here)
  • W3 (Web Standards Organization)
  • WCAG (W3's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)
  • XML (eXtensible Metadata Language)

Can't wait to see how your list progresses!