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24/7  look up translate image
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. In e-learning, used to describe the hours of operation of a virtual classroom or how often technical support should be available for online students and instructors.
24/7/365  look up translate image
24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Refers to availability of a service, product, person, or information.
ACCESSIBILITY  look up translate image
A characteristic of technology that enables people with disabilities to use it. For example, accessible Websites can be navigated by people with visual, hearing, motor, or cognitive impairments. Accessible design also benefits people with older or slower software and hardware. See Section 508.
ACCREDITATION  look up translate image
the recognition or certification of an institution that has been reviewed and meets specific measures of quality.
ACTION LEARNING  look up translate image
Learning process learners apply new knowledge or skills to a real or case study situation following guidelines and directions established during the training episode.
ACTIVE SERVER PAGE (ASP)  look up translate image
A language extensively used on the internet. ASP extends HTML coding by allowing the interaction with database content management. ASP coding is often used for online forms e.g. www.cybermediacreations.com/Inforequest.asp
ADAPTIVE  look up translate image
Adaptive training programs adapt themselves to the skill level or preferences of the learner.
ADDIE  look up translate image
A conceptual and iterative application model for instructional systems design; the components include: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.
ADDIE MODEL  look up translate image
Classic model of an instructional system design process that includes the steps Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation from which the acronym is taken.
ADL  look up translate image
See Advanced Distributed Learning.
ADL (ADVANCED DISTRIBUTED LEARNING)  look up translate image
Initiative by the U.S. Department of Defense to achieve interoperability across computer and Internet-based learning courseware through the development of a common technical framework, which contains content in the form of reusable learning objects. See also SCORM and the ADL website.
ADSL  look up translate image
See Asymmetrical digital subscriber line.
ADSL (ASYMMETRIC DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE)  look up translate image
A type of DSL that uses the majority of the bandwidth to transmit information to the user and a small part of the bandwidth to receive information from the user.
ADULT LEARNING THEORY  look up translate image
This approach recognizes the role that the adult trainee plays in terms of their goals, past experience, expectations and the need and ability to control their learning experience. See also andragogy.
ADVANCED DISTRIBUTED LEARNING (ADL)  look up translate image
An initiative guided by the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a shared technical framework or computer standard, especially for web based content. Two of the main aims of this process would be interoperability and reusability. See also SCORM.
ADVANCED STREAMING FORMAT (ASF)  look up translate image
A compressed streaming video file format developed by Microsoft which is generally used for viewing video files on the web. See also AVI.
AFFECTIVE DOMAIN  look up translate image
A division of Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives which references objectives and test items demonstrating interest, appreciation, attitudes, values, and/or psychological adjustment.
AI  look up translate image
See Artificial Intelligence.
AICC  look up translate image
See Aviation Industry CBT Committee.
AICC (AVIATION INDUSTRY COMPUTER-BASED TRAINING COMMITTEE)  look up translate image
An international association of technology-based training professionals that develops training guidelines for the aviation industry. AICC has and is developing standards for interoperability of computer-based and computer-managed training products across multiple industries. See the AICC website.
ALPHA VERSION  look up translate image
Generally referred to as the pilot version. The aim of the pilot version is to test the overall usability, look and feel and training effectiveness of the course. Based on feedback from the test audience the program will be refined and any necessary changes will be made. Making use of an Alpha version is a good idea because it generally speeds up the development process by cutting down on rework.
AMERICAN STANDARD CODE FOR INFORMATION INTERCHANGE (ASCII)  look up translate image
A computer code in which characters such as letters and symbols are converted into numbers that the computer can understand.
AMPLITUDE  look up translate image
The amount of variety in a signal. Commonly thought of as the height of a wave.
ANALOG  look up translate image
A signal that's received in the same form in which it is transmitted, although the amplitude and frequency may vary.
ANALYSIS  look up translate image
First phase of ADDIE. Aims at identifying probable causes for the absence of performance and recommend a solution.
ANDRAGOGY  look up translate image
The opposite of pedagogy. A European term introduced into the English vocabulary by Malcom Knowles, it is the art and science of helping adults learn.
ANIMATION  look up translate image
The rapid sequential presentation of slightly differing graphics to create the illusion of motion. Animation can have greater purpose in illustrating a process than a static visual, but it requires more information to be processed by the computer and thus higher bandwidth. Compare to audio, video, text, and graphic.
AOD (AUDIO ON DEMAND)  look up translate image
See CoD.
API  look up translate image
See Application program interface.
API (APPLICATION PROGRAM INTERFACE)  look up translate image
The set of tools used by a programmer to create a computer program.
APPLET  look up translate image
A small application. See also Java applet.
APPLICATION  look up translate image
Computer software; also called a program. There are many types of software that fit into the category of application. Application software is distinct from other forms of software, such as operating system and utility software.
APPLICATION PROGRAM INTERFACE (API)  look up translate image
A method of interaction which allows an application or software program to communicate with another program or operating system. Communication between an LMS and an eLearning application would be an example of an API. See also SCORM.
APPLICATION SERVICE PROVIDER (ASP)  look up translate image
A company that offers access over the Internet.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE  look up translate image
Artificial intelligence. The range of technologies that allow computer systems to perform complex functions mirroring the workings of the human mind. Gathering and structuring knowledge, problem solving, and processing a natural language are activities possible by an artificially intelligent system.
ASCII  look up translate image
See American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
ASCII (AMERICAN STANDARD CODE FOR INFORMATION INTEREXCHANGE)  look up translate image
A computer code in which characters such as letters and symbols are converted into numbers that the computer can understand.
ASF  look up translate image
See Advanced streaming format.
ASP  look up translate image
See Active server page or Application service provider.
ASP (ACTIVE SERVER PAGES)  look up translate image
A programming environment that combines elements of HTML and scripting. Webpages built with ASP can change dynamically based on user input.
ASP (APPLICATION SERVICE PROVIDER)  look up translate image
A third-party organization that supplies software applications and/or software-related services over the Internet. ASPs allow companies to save money, time, and resources by outsourcing some or all of their information technology needs.
ASSESSMENT  look up translate image
The process used to systematically evaluate a learner's skill or knowledge level.
ASSESSMENT ITEM  look up translate image
A question or measurable activity used to determine whether the learner has mastered a learning objective.
ASSET  look up translate image
1) Intellectual property. See knowledge asset. 2) Hardware and software owned by an organization.
ASYMMETRIC DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (ADSL)  look up translate image
Emerging technology that allows a greater volume of data to be sent over existing lines. Allows for data rates of 1.5 - 9 Mbps downstream and from 16 - 640Kbps upstream.
ASYNCHRONOUS ELEARNING  look up translate image
Interaction that does not take place in real time. Examples of asynchronous e-learning can include but are not limited to online learning using an eLearning course, visiting an eLearning portal, instant messaging a mentor. Asynchronous learning is extensively used because it allows the learner to access the information at their own pace and at their own convenience.
ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING  look up translate image
Learning in which interaction between instructors and students occurs intermittently with a time delay. Examples are self-paced courses taken via the Internet or CD-ROM, Q&A mentoring, online discussion groups, and email.
ATM (ASYNCHRONOUS TRANSFER MODE)  look up translate image
A network technology for high-speed transfer of data. Packets of information are relayed in fixed sizes, enabling smooth transmission. ATM supports real-time voice and video as well as data and can reach speeds of up to 10 Gbps.
ATTITUDES  look up translate image
Personal choice and human modeling are manifestations of attitudes.
AUDIENCE  look up translate image
The group that the eLearning program is intended for. An important part of the initial needs assessment for any eLearning program is determining who the audience will be and whether there are any special requirements or limitations.
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