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A complete glossary of essential learning technology jargon

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Understanding words commonly associated with learning technologies

Have you ever been speaking to an e-learning consultant and not understood some of the terms they’ve used? The world of learning technologies is full of complicated words that aren’t commonly used day to day and can be extremely confusing.

We’ve created a document full of learning terminology and definitions, including terms such as:

  • Adaptive learning
  • Open badges
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A complete glossary of essential learning technology jargon

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