eLearning Glossary: Timely Terms for Teaching Nerds

Does eLearning seem to involve a never-ending tsunami of terminology? We get you. And that’s why we ‘amassed’ this glossary… so you can come to terms with terms. Keep this eLearning glossary on your favorites list and we’ll navigate it together!

70:20:10 learning model

70:20:10 Learning Model →


The ADDIE Model for eLearning Instructional Design →


AICC vs SCORM vs xAPI vs cmi5 →


6 Adult Learning Theories →

Asynchronous learning

Asynchronous Learning Simply Put →

Authoring tool

What is an Authoring Tool? →

Blended learning

What is Blended Learning? →



iSpring Now Supports cmi5 →

Compliance training

What is Compliance Training in Simple Terms? →

Computer-based learning (CBL)

50 Best Computer-Based Training Tools →

Content curation

Content Curation 101 →

Corporate training (workplace/employee training)

Corporate Training 101 →


Articulate 360 vs. Adobe Captivate 2019 vs. iSpring Suite →

Customer service training

How to Create Customer Service Training Courses →

Dialog/conversation simulation

How to Create Dialog Simulations →

Digital flipbook

How to Create a Digital Flipbook →

eLearning (online learning)

What is eLearning? →

eLearning standard

eLearning Standards Comparison →

Experiential learning


Gamification vs. Game-Based Learning →

Hard skills

HTML5 (Hypertext Markup Language revision 5)

The 5 Best HTML5 Authoring Tools →

Immersive learning

Induction training

Informal learning

Instructional design

What is Instructional Design? →

Instructor-led training (ILT)

Interactive learning

Making Your Online Course Interactive →

Job aid

Just-in-time training (JITT)

Kirkpatrick Model

Employee Training Metrics →

Learning content management system (LCMS)

Learning management system (LMS)

What is an LMS? →

Learning methods

6 Training Methods in the Workplace →

Learning objectives

Learning record store (LRS)

Learning styles


Microlearning 101 →

Mobile learning

What is Mobile Learning? →

MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)

Off-the-shelf content


New Employee Onboarding 101 →

Online assessment

How to Make Effective Educational Quizzes →

Online course

How to Create an Online Course →

On-the-job training

On-The-Job Training 101 →

Open source software

Top 7 Free eLearning Authoring Tools →

Rapid eLearning

Rapid eLearning 101 →

Remote training

How to Train Remote Employees →

ROI (Return On Investment)

How to Measure eLearning ROI →

Sales training

eLearning for Sales Training →

Scenario-based learning (SBL)


What Is SCORM →

SCORM wrapper

What is a SCORM Wrapper →

Section 508

How to Create Section 508 Compliant Content →

Self-paced learning

Serious game

SME (Subject Matter Expert)

Social learning

Soft skills

Soft Skills Training in the Workplace →



eLearning Storyboard 101 →

Synchronous learning

Synchronous Learning Simply Put →

Talent management system

Training needs analysis (TNA)

Training Needs Assessment & Analysis →

Video-based learning

Video-Based Learning →

Virtual classroom

Web-based training

Web-Based Training for Employees →



xAPI (Tin Can)

What is xAPI (Tin Can)? →

Well, now you have it. You’re in the know, and not a moment too soon. The future of eLearning is now (and forever)! Fasten your safety belt and stay with us, because eLearning is just getting started and “the cloud’s the limit.”

iSpring Suite

Originally published at https://www.ispringsolutions.com on June 22, 2020.

Digital Marketing Specialist at iSpring Solutions www.ispringsolutions.com