Learning the Lingo
Posted by Ellen on July 15, 2007
I’d been mining online resources for years when I worked for the Web-training development company, and found many organizations and sites covering everything from highly technical coding techniques to articles on broad topics.
And since then, there’s even more out there (or in here, on the Net).
My goal is to not repeat what can be found somewhere else (! a worthy goal, don’t you think?) which means I’ll reference other sites and blogs and resources that might fill gaps you want to fill. Sometimes these references will lead you to company-sponsored sites.
References to these sites DO NOT SUGGEST ENDORSEMENT OF THE COMPANIES NOR THEIR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES by aLearning Blog nor by me. I’ll clearly state any endorsements or rave reviews as such.
Having said that, here’s my first non-endorsement reference:
If you want a crash course on some online learning terminology, check out the e-Learning Podcast Series at: http://www.syberworks.com/elearning_podcast.htm. They’re thoughtful about including a transcript if you prefer to read rather than listen, too.
A more comprehensive online glossary can be found via the ASTD’s Learning Circuits subsite here: http://www.learningcircuits.org/glossary.htm
Getting familiar with some of the lingo that gets tossed around will help ready you for the journey you’ll take in getting an online learning program started in your association.
And, as always, if you have a favorite resource, add a comment and share it!