Keeping up with all of the latest trends in technology can be quite exhausting. It seems as if every other week there is another new device, term, or concept that is sweeping through Twitter, Facebook, and industry publications. Heck, even on LearnDash’s Learning & Collaboration blog, we write about many of the ed-tech trends… gamification, blended learning, flipped classrooms, instructional technology, learning management systems… the list goes on and on.
Given that it can become easy to get lost in the chatter, we wanted to take a moment and share this infographic by Boundless. Using this “cheat sheet”, you will come up-to-speed with the latest and greatest in the ed-tech world. In fact, it might be a good idea to save this one to your computer for future reference, just in case ;)!
One of the terms that I found most interesting was “Virtual Learning Environment”. I am a firm believer that there is a fuzzy line between VLEs and LMSs, and the definition including on this cheat sheet could, in my opinion, very easily be applied to an LMS – especially in our case given that we have added the ability to manage/administer assignments and award badges in recent weeks.
Sure, there is a strong possibility that this will go out of date in six-months, but it will ensure that you have all the basics covered for quite some time! And hey, if you feel that some are missing, feel free to post a comment below and share the term/concept with everyone else – this way we can at least have a current list going on the LearnDash site!