E-Learning Glossary

Blended Learning

Blended Learning combines traditional teaching methods with various forms of digital media.

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

BYOD describes the integration of private mobile devices into the digital learning programs of companies and training providers

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Cloud Learning

Cloud Learning takes advantage of the possibilities that cloud computing offers, such as storage space and enhanced computing capacity.

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Computer-based Training (CBT)

Computer-based training, or computer-based learning, is an early form of e-learning whereby course content is stored locally on the PC.

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Document Management System (DMS)

In the context of e-learning, a DMS is the database-supported administration of teaching materials.

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E-Learning

E-learning refers to learning forms that use electronic and digital media for the presentation and distribution of learning materials and/or the production or support of interpersonal communication.

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ILIAS

ILIAS is an open source learning management system (LMS) that provides users with a ‘personal desk’.

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Learning Management System (LMS)

A LMS is the software that defines the interface between the student, institution, lecturer or trainer.

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Learning Management System (LMS) 4.0

LMS 4.0 refers to further developments of traditional learning platforms.

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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

MOOC is the term used to describe online courses that are designed for a large number of participants.

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Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning refers to location- and time-independent learning using mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets or notebooks.

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Moodle

Moodle is an open source learning management system (LMS).

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OLAT

OLAT (Online Learning and Training) is an open source learning management system (LMS) developed by the University of Zurich.

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Social Learning

In the context of digital learning, social learning refers to group-based learning using social media.

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Web Based Training (WBT)

Web-based Training (WBT), or Web-based Learning (WBL), is a specific form of e-learning.

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