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E-learning is used in many formats today. Education is necessary in in every industry and educational material can be created for the simplest businesses and non-profit enterprises.

instructional design today

A Basic Glossary of ID - For those who are not acquainted with Instructional Design

ADDIE: Acronym for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluate

ADDIE describes the Instructional Design process from start to finish.

AICC - Aviation Industry Computer-based Training Committee, the standard guidelines agency for the aviation industry.

Instructional Technology: According to the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Definitions and Terminology Committee, is "the theory and practice of design, development, utilization, management, and evaluation of processes and resources for learning,".

SCORM - Sharable Content Object Reference Model (Scorm), is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based e-learning. It defines communications between client side content and a host system called the run-time environment (commonly a function of a learning management system). SCORM also defines how content may be packaged into a transferable ZIP file.

SCORM is a specification of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, which comes out of the Office of the United States Secretary of Defense.

e-learning applications in schools
Learning by computer through the internet is commonplace in the school systems today compared to no such learning methodologies just 15 years ago. E-learning allows for the acquisition of content and its basic relationships, testing, and assessment evaluations for levels of accuracy in learning. At one time these were only possible in a classroom. Now they can be communicated online for individuals to take advantage of whenever desired.
e-learning applications in business
E-learning in business is crucial. Employees need product training, company policy training, life skills and human resource training in many areas. Now it is possible for an employer to communicate basic company values so that new hires can become grounded in company values and seasoned employees can take refresher courses and upgrade their understanding of the latest in industry standards and direction.
e-learning applications in church

E-learning in churches is crucial to an on-going understanding of the communication of faith in today's world. Literally hundreds of thousands of viewpoints and opinions are available online today. By creating simple online courses, a church web site can introduce new believers to basic beliefs, provide training programs for congregants, and give accredited distance learning training to future leaders.

e-learning formats created by Gary Hinchman

The Marriage Tree was created for counseling couples through a basic overview of marital commitment. Created with Powerpoint and Adobe Presenter, the first part, The Marriage Tree, is introductory. The second part, The Marriage Tree: Growing Together, is a comprehensive view of those things required in a Christian marriage to become a healthy "one flesh" commitment over time.