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12 e-Learning Buzzwords You Need to Know

See on Scoop.itM-learning, E-Learning, and Technical Communications

Maybe you’re new to the e-Learning industry, and all of this online training development language is unfamiliar to you—or maybe you’ve been in the industry for years, and you’re always discovering new trends and techniques to make your e-Learning…

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

Thanks to Christopher Pappas for posting this great article by Christie Wroten on Google+. 


I think people in technical communication who don’t work directly in e-learning should learn these terms as well! I learned them by hanging out with the right people (like Christopher) on Twitter. I can say that I knew what all of these were! But even the other day, I mentioned "m-learning" to someone in the tech comm field, and they had no idea what it was, even from inference.  Understanding these terms is important, because a big part of content is e-learning these days, whether it’s a simple help document or a full course.  E-learning is moving fast, so understanding this lingo will help immensely.  


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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