Buying a LMS? Acronyms You Must Know (Part 2)

LMS  By: Surabhi Singh

LMS acronyms

In our last blog “Buying a LMS? Acronyms You Must Know (Part 1), we explained 15 acronyms related to Learning and Development Industry and we continue to explain the next set of acronyms through this blog.

EHRI -Enterprise Human Resources Integration: US federal government’s human resource system that gets integrated with any federally deployed LMS.

FISMA – Federal Information Security Management Act: An United States legislation comprehensive framework to protect government information, operations and assets in software systems including LMS.

HCM -Human Capital Management: An old term for talent management.

HRIS – Human Resource Information System: A software system that manages multiple human resource functions such as hiring, payroll, tracking employees’ attendance, etc.

HRMS- Human Resource Management System: A combination of systems and processes that connects human resource management and information technology through HR software.

ILT- Instructor Led Training: Any kind of training that occurs in a training room and can involve one or more instructors. Training is generally delivered through lectures, presentations, demonstrations, discussions, etc.

L&D -Learning & Development: A department in an organization that usually owns and manages learning requirements, learning software for employees.

LCMS- Learning Content Management System: A Software providing multi-user environment where authors, trainers, instructional designers, etc. can create, edit, store, reuse, manage, and deliver e-learning content.

LMS – Learning Management System: is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of e-learning courses or training programs.

LRS- Learning Record Store: A data store system that stores learning records necessary for using the Experience API (xAPI) also known as the "Tin Can API.

MOC -Maintenance of Certification: A mandated annual certification or training course that professionals in certain fields must take to keep an active practicing license.

SaaS (LMS) – Software as a Service:  Learning Management Systems that only exists in the cloud where IT infrastructure requirement is minimal or not required at all.

SCORM Sharable Content Reference Model: is a set of technical standards for e-learning software products. It helps in determining how online learning content and LMS communicate with each other.

SSO -Single Sign On: A user authentication process that permits a user to enter one name and password in order to access multiple applications. For example, if an employee is logged in to a company’s computer network, he/she can also access their account in the LMS without another manual logging.

Tin Can: The experience API (XAPI) is a new communication standard allowing for the tracking of all types of learning experiences in the LMS.

Vilt – Virtual Instructor Led Training: refers to a training that is delivered in a virtual environment, or when instructor and learner are in separate locations.

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