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Buying an LMS? Acronyms You Must Know (Part 1)

LMS acronyms

Every industry formulates its own jargon — words that have specific technical meaning, and it is difficult to know the meaning unless you are very familiar with that industry or have worked in the industry yourself.  Learning and Development industry is no different and the list of acronyms are never ending especially when you are talking to Learning Management System (LMS) Vendors.

Let us explain some of the most used acronyms that you should know, when you are planning to buy a LMS:

AD- Active Directory: A Microsoft's trademarked directory service, which is used by organizations to maintain a list of all employees, usernames, passwords, etc. and can be integrated with multiple software systems including LMS.

AI – Artificial Intelligence: A variety of techniques built in the LMS system that replicates the role of a human tutor/instructor, effectively guiding and coaching the learners through the content.

AICC- Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee: A standard that facilitates proper communication between the course content and the learning management system.

API- Application Program Interface: A set of protocols or code that IT team uses to tie/integrate the LMS with other systems such as CRM, HRIS, HRMS, etc.

APP- Application: Downloadable program on mobile devices for providing certain LMS features and is mostly used for offline learning, micro-learning.

AVI – Audio Video Interleave: A multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft, which is not functional on most browsers, mobile devices, etc.

CBT -Computer Based Training: An old term for self-paced eLearning, where primarily a computer is used to for delivering training, monitoring learners’ progress, and assessment.

CE -Continuing Education: A term mainly used in US and Canada referring to post-secondary learning activities and programs. It is also known as adult education.

CEU -Continuing Education Unit: Credit awarded to professionals for successfully completing continuing education programs or courses.

CDN – Content Distribution Network: A technical solution that allows delivery of rich content to a LMS user from the local or closest server. It provides seamless and faster access of content to learners and it doesn’t matter how far they are from your origin server. 

CFR, CFR Part 11, 21 CFR Part 11– Code of Federal Regulations: US Federal Drug Administration regulations on electronic records, signatures, audit trails and password instructions for pharmaceutical, clinical/biomedical organizations’ software solutions including LMS.

CMI-5 -Computer Managed Instruction: The future standard for Learning Management System communication, which is being developed for interoperability, extensibility, and mobile support and can replace existing standards such as AICC or Scorm.

CMS Content Management System: An online software that allows organizations to build, edit and publish, content and can be integrated with a LMS to share content or user data.

CPD – Continuing Professional Development: Another word for Continuing Education (CE) where professionals are required to take courses on a regular basis to maintain license in certain industries.

EEL- Extended Enterprise Learning: A LMS training system that targets non-employees such as external distribution partners/resellers, franchises, service technicians, and customers, etc. through the same platform.

Gyrus ranked as a Specialist in the 2016 Aragon Research Globe™ for Corporate Learning

Gyrus ranked as a Specialist in the 2016 Aragon Research Globe™ for Corporate Learning

 

Analyst firm Aragon Research ranks Gyrus as a ”Specialist” in the Aragon Research Globe™ for Corporate Learning.

 

Richmond, VA · March 03, 2016. Gyrus Systems, a leader in the Learning Management Systems (LMS) industry, proudly announced today that analyst firm Aragon Research has ranked Gyrus as a ”Specialist” in the Aragon Research Globe™ for Corporate Learning.  GyrusAimTM which is part of Gyrus Systems’ Learning Suite, is a skill-centric Learning Management System (LMS) recognized for product innovation and customer satisfaction.


The Aragon Research Globe is a market evaluation tool that graphically depicts Aragon Research's evaluation of a specific market and its component vendors. The Globe for Corporate Learning evaluated LMS vendors across three main parameters:

  • Strategy, which measures the vendors’ understanding of emerging trends in the market and the ability to adapt their products to include these emerging trends reflects the degree to which a vendor has the market understanding and strategic intent that are at the forefront of market direction.
  • Performance, which represents a vendor’s effectiveness in executing its defined strategy.
  • Reach, which is a measure of vendors’ ability to compete on a global scale.. Reach can have one of three values: national, international, or global.

 

"The learning market is changing and the demand for easy to use Learning Solutions has never been higher," said Jim Lundy, CEO and lead analyst at Aragon Research. "Many organizations are looking for corporate learning providers that can deliver on this value proposition."

 

GyrusAimTM is an award-winning skill-centric LMS that enables enterprises to manage the entire training and development objectives (online, blended and live classroom) from an enrollment and delivery to testing, tracking, and reporting.  Also, highly personalized learning environments with individual development plans, competencies, licenses, and certifications are available. With GyrusAim, corporations, governments, and all types of organizations can personalize learning, share knowledge, enhance performance, foster collaboration, and manage compliance for employees, customers, partners, and suppliers.

 

 "We are proud that Aragon Research is recognizing our Specialist position in corporate learning," said Viren Kapadia, President and CEO at Gyrus Systems. "Our ranking in the Aragon Research Globe for Corporate Learning reinforces our strategy and momentum."

 

About Gyrus

Gyrus Systems is the one-stop solution for the efficient management of any size training program.  Since 1987, 450+ companies worldwide have used Gyrus Systems’ products to improve training effectiveness, organization efficiency, and to attain greater success within their respective industries. The company is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.  For more information, please visit http://www.gyrus.com/.

 

About the Aragon Research GlobeTM

The Aragon Research Globe is a market evaluation tool that graphically depicts Aragon Research's evaluation of a specific market and its component vendors. Aragon Research does not endorse vendors, or their products or services that are referenced in its research publications, and does not advise users to select those vendors that are rated the highest. Aragon Research publications consist of the opinions of Aragon Research and Advisory Services organization and should not be construed as statements of fact.  Aragon Research provides its research publications and the information contained in them "AS IS," without warranty of any kind.

Gyrus Systems Awarded Learning Portal “Company to Watch” 2nd Time

Gyrus Systems, a leading Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendor, announced today it has been selected as a 2015 Learning Portal Companies Watch List by Training Industry.com.

“This year’s Learning Portal Companies Watch List features a group of learning technology companies that can be the foundation of a custom learning solution,” said Ken Taylor, president, Training Industry, Inc. “The companies selected have the potential to become leaders in the learning technologies market through their innovation and understanding of adult learning and development.”

“Learning portal solutions have made significant technological advancements over the past few years,” said Doug Howard, chief executive officer, Training Industry, Inc. “The companies chosen for this year’s Watch List are options when looking for a platform to be at the heart of your next learning initiative.”

As part of its commitment to the industry and as a service to its community members, TrainingIndustry.com has announced today its 2015 Learning Portal Companies Watch List. The watch list features Gyrus Systems amongst 16 other companies which the leading portal for the training industry has handpicked.

The selection criteria for the 2015 Learning Portal Companies Watch List was based on:
1. New and innovative service offerings
2. Unique approach to delivering learning solutions
3. Commitment to improving learning through technology
4. Quality of initial clients

Viren Kapadia, President and CEO of Gyrus Systems, shared his excitement about being featured for the 2nd time. He said, “We’re proud that our dedication to learning management technology and customer service has been recognized by the training industry”

View the complete 2015 Learning Portal Companies Watch List!

Gyrus Systems Awarded Learning Portal “Company to Watch” 2nd Time

Gyrus Systems, a leading Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendor, announced today it has been selected as a 2015 Learning Portal Companies Watch List by Training Industry.com.

“This year’s Learning Portal Companies Watch List features a group of learning technology companies that can be the foundation of a custom learning solution,” said Ken Taylor, president, Training Industry, Inc. “The companies selected have the potential to become leaders in the learning technologies market through their innovation and understanding of adult learning and development.”

“Learning portal solutions have made significant technological advancements over the past few years,” said Doug Howard, chief executive officer, Training Industry, Inc. “The companies chosen for this year’s Watch List are options when looking for a platform to be at the heart of your next learning initiative.”

As part of its commitment to the industry and as a service to its community members, TrainingIndustry.com has announced today its 2015 Learning Portal Companies Watch List. The watch list features Gyrus Systems amongst 16 other companies which the leading portal for the training industry has handpicked.

The selection criteria for the 2015 Learning Portal Companies Watch List was based on:
1. New and innovative service offerings
2. Unique approach to delivering learning solutions
3. Commitment to improving learning through technology
4. Quality of initial clients

Viren Kapadia, President and CEO of Gyrus Systems, shared his excitement about being featured for the 2nd time. He said, “We’re proud that our dedication to learning management technology and customer service has been recognized by the training industry”

The 2015 Learning Portal Companies Watch List is available for viewing here – http://www.trainingindustry.com/learning-technologies/top-companies-listings/2015/2015-learning-portal-companies-watch-list.aspx?utm_source=learningportalwatch&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=top20

Gyrus Ranked LMS Innovator in 2015 Aragon Research Globe™

Gyrus ranked as an Innovator in the 2015 Aragon Research Globe™ for Enterprise Learning

Analyst firm Aragon Research ranks Gyrus as an ”Innovator” in the Aragon Research Globe™ for Enterprise Learning.

Richmond, VA · March 06, 2015. Gyrus Systems, a leader in the Learning Management Systems (LMS) industry, proudly announced today that analyst firm Aragon Research has ranked Gyrus as an ”Innovator” in the Aragon Research Globe™ for Enterprise Learning.  GyrusAimTM which is part of Gyrus Systems’ Learning Suite, is a multi-lingual Learning Management System (LMS) recognized for customer satisfaction and product innovation. The Aragon Research Globe is a market evaluation tool that graphically depicts Aragon Research's evaluation of a specific market and its component vendors.

 

The Globe for Enterprise Learning evaluated LMS vendors across three main parameters:

  • Strategy, which measures the vendors’ understanding of emerging trends in the market and the ability to adapt their products to include these emerging trends reflects the degree to which a vendor has the market understanding and strategic intent that are at the forefront of market direction.
  • Performance, which represents a vendor’s effectiveness in executing its defined strategy.
  • Reach, which is a measure of vendors’ ability to compete on a global scale.. Reach can have one of three values: national, international, or global.

 

‘Innovators’ are determined based on how well a vendor’s strategy aligns with industry direction and market demand, as well as how effectively a vendor performs against its defined strategy. "The learning market is changing and the demand for easy to use Learning Solutions has never been higher," said Jim Lundy, CEO and lead analyst at Aragon Research. "Many organizations are looking for enterprise learning providers, such as Gyrus, that can deliver on this value proposition." GyrusAimTM is an award-winning LMS that enables enterprises to manage the entire learning and development process (online and live classroom) from enrollment and delivery to testing, tracking, and reporting.  Also, highly personalized learning environments with individual development plans, competencies, licenses, and certifications are available. With GyrusAim, corporations, governments, and all types of organizations can personalize learning, share knowledge, enhance performance, foster collaboration, and manage compliance for employees, customers, partners, and suppliers. "We are proud that Aragon Research is recognizing our innovator position in enterprise learning," said Viren Kapadia, President and CEO at Gyrus Systems. "We have clearly defined a market  in which to grow and have invested in growing our company to increase our global reach in order to be able to serve our target customers. Our ranking in the Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Learning reinforces our strategy and momentum."

 

About Gyrus

Gyrus Systems is the one-stop solution for the efficient management of any size training program.  Since 1987, 450+ companies worldwide have used Gyrus Systems’ products to improve training effectiveness, organization efficiency, and to attain greater success within their respective industries. The company is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.  For more information, please visit http://www.gyrus.com/.

 

About Aragon Research GlobeTM

he Aragon Research Globe is a market evaluation tool that graphically depicts Aragon Research's evaluation of a specific market and its component vendors. Aragon Research does not endorse vendors, or their products or services that are referenced in its research publications, and does not advise users to select those vendors that are rated the highest. Aragon Research publications consist of the opinions of Aragon Research and Advisory Services organization and should not be construed as statements of fact.  Aragon Research provides its research publications and the information contained in them "AS IS," without warranty of any kind.