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.