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Become a Virtual Training Software Expert

Glossary

3rd Party Cloud Providers

A cloud service provider is a third-party company offering a cloud-based platform, infrastructure, application, or storage services. Much like a homeowner would pay for a utility such as electricity or gas, companies typically have to pay only for the amount of cloud services they use, as business demands require.

Admin Portal

ReadyTech’s Administration is a web interface that allows you to schedule and manage classes directly or integrate with your LMS using our Restful API. Users can also create course templates, manage billing, and view analytics.

API

An API (application programming interface) is an information gateway that allows the back ends of software and services to communicate with one another. If you’ve ever wondered how the modern digital experience got so interconnected and convenient, the answer is APIs.

Axis

Axis is a training management application that allows deployment of your virtual training labs to one of the major cloud providers. Axis supports AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.

Blended Learning

The practice of using both online and in-person learning experiences when teaching students.

Cloud Labs

A virtual training environment hosted across a cloud infrastructure. Cloud labs allow for rapid deployment and configuration of remote lab environments for hands-on learning and instruction.

Cloud Labs

A virtual training environment hosted across a cloud infrastructure. Cloud labs allow for rapid deployment and configuration of remote lab environments for hands-on learning and instruction.

Course Templates

Pre-configured syllabus, materials, and virutal machines for online learning.

Device Mapper

ReadyTech software that allows connecting a USB device to a local machine and using it in a virtual remote lab environment.

Digital Learning

Digital learning is any type of learning that is accompanied by technology or by instructional practice that makes effective use of technology. It encompasses the application of a wide spectrum of practices including: blended and virtual learning.

Distance Learning

A method of study where teachers and students do not meet in a classroom but use the Internet, e-mail, mail, etc., to have classes. Distance learning is synonymous with remote learning.

eLearning

eLearning, or electronic learning, is the delivery of learning and training through digital resources. Although eLearning is based on formalized learning, it is provided through electronic devices such as computers, tablets and even cellular phones that are connected to the internet.

Flex Events

ReadyTech training events that are flexible in start and stop times.

Hosted Labs

A virtual training environment hosted on either cloud or hardware based labs.

Hybrid Learning

Hybrid learning is where students learn through a mix of in-person and online activities. Students are encouraged to learn from one another in in-class instruction sessions whereas the multimedia shared online enhances and reinforces discussions in class. Hybrid learning is synonymous with blended learning, distance learning, and remote learning.

HyperView

ReadyTech’s proprietary viewer technology that connects a user to a remote lab environment, similar to Microsoft Remote Desktop.

Images

Snapshots of a Virtual Machine environment.

In-Person Training VS. Online Training

Traditional in person classroom training compared to online only training.

Instructor-Led Portal

ReadyTechs web interface provides instructors and atendees with the tools for distance learning with easy classroom and lab setup.

L&D

L&D stands for Learning and Development and is a long-term process that is designed to keep individual skills and performance aligned with the organization’s goals and requirements.

LabManager

ReadyTech’s software that allows an instructor to manage the remote labs of atendees within the virtual environment, such as screen sharing, file sharing, chat, activity monitoring, and screen monitoring.

Learning Management System

LMS. A Learning Management System (LMS) is an online system or software which is used to plan, execute, and assess a specific learning process. In simple words, software used in eLearning programs and which helps in administration, documentation, tracking, and recording.

Microlearning

Microlearning feeds information to learners through many short courses or modules instead of through a single long and laborious training. … As a result, microlearning makes it possible for learners to gain new knowledge just in time to meet their immediate needs.

Online Training

Also known as computer based training (CBT), distance learning, or e-learning, online training is a form of instruction that takes place completely on the internet. It involves a variety of multimedia elements, including graphics, audio, video, and web-links, which all can be accessed through one’s internet browser.

Online Training

Also known as computer based training (CBT), distance learning, or e-learning, online training is a form of instruction that takes place completely on the internet. It involves a variety of multimedia elements, including graphics, audio, video, and web-links, which all can be accessed through one’s internet browser.

Purchase Portal

ReadyTech’s web interface that allows purchases of online courses from a catalog.

Raw Hardware Labs

Remote labs that are hosted on dedicated physical computer hardware. Allows for greater computing power and resources per user.

Remote Desktop

The interface of a remote lab such as a Windows, Linux, or Mac desktop.

Remote Labs

A remote lab is a virtual training environment that is hosted in a different location than a user who accesses it. Often used by remote learners for hands on interaction with software applications.

Remote Training

Remote Learning occurs when the learner and instructor, or source of information, are separated by time and distance and therefore cannot meet in a traditional classroom setting. Remote training is synonymous with, distance learning, and remote learning.

ROI

Return on Investment (ROI) is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or compare the efficiency of a number of different investments. To calculate ROI, the benefit (or return) of an investment is divided by the cost of the investment. Virtual training is a great way to maximiz your ROI on employee and user training.

SaaS Labs

Stands for “Software as a Service.” SaaS is software that is deployed over the Internet rather than installed on a computer. It is often used for enterprise applications that are distributed to multiple users. ReadyTech’s SaaS labs run within a Web browser and allows training to SaaS application users.

Sandbox events

A virtual lab environment that isolates applications from critical system resources and other programs. Can be used for experimentation and testing.

Self-Paced Portal

ReadyTech’s web interface that provides an end-to-end self-paced training solution that handles everything from registration and payment, to hands on labs, to course materials.

Self-Paced Training

A specific learning method in which the learner is able to control the amount of material they consume as well as the duration of time they need to learn the new information properly.

STEP

Surveys, Tasks, Exams, Polls. ReadyTech’s service that provides training managers with a set of tools to create engaging training materials and content.

Submit Work

ReadyTech’s application that allows atendees in a virtual training environment to submit completed work for review to an instructor or training manager.

Training Delivery Platform

A training delivery platform is an integrated set of interactive online services that provide instructors, learners, training managers, and curriculum developers and others involved in education with information, tools and resources to support and enhance educational delivery and management.

Training Materials

Any materials used for training or teaching in a virtual environment, such as video, PDF, Word, PowerPoint, or other types of documents.

Variable Pricing

Pricing for a service that is based on the needs of the customer.

Virtual Classroom

A virtual classroom is a digital learning environment that allows teachers and students to connect in online in real time. Virtual classrooms utilize video conferencing, online whiteboards and screen sharing to allow educators to hold live lectures, virtual office hours, and discussions with students in an interactive setting. Virtual classrooms are meant to replicate the experience of physical classrooms, with the added benefits of file sharing, instant feedback and interaction and are ideal in distance learning situations.

Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Virtual instructor-led training (VILT) refers to training that is delivered in a virtual or simulated environment, or when instructor and learner are in separate locations. Virtual instruction environments are designed to simulate the traditional classroom or learning experience.

Virtual Machine

A virtual machine (or “VM”) is an emulated computer system created using software. It uses physical system resources, such as the CPU, RAM, and disk storage, but is isolated from other software on the computer. It can easily be created, modified, or destroyed without affecting the host computer.

Virtual Training Labs

are cloud-based training environments that emphasize an online, hands-on learning experience over a passive classroom-based one. A relatively recent innovation, virtual training platforms have become increasingly popular in the tech industry to train both employees and clients on the complexities of new software.

Web Based Training

An online training experience provided through a web browser and may include learning tools such as a virtual classroom or a virtual training environment.