Glossary of Training Terms


This glossary provides a series of definitions and explanations to support the ICTI virtual learning environment.

Definitions may change by consensus as time goes on.

It is managed by the facilitators of the Africa Media Trainers' Network and ICTI Administrators.

We welcome suggestions for changes and additions.
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epistemology

the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope, and the distinction between justified belief and opinion.
Entry link: epistemology

evaluation

Evaluation and assessment are very close to each other. However evaluation has more to do with the process of learning (how people feel about methods, did a session meet their needs, have the learning outcomes for the session been achieved in general terms etc) and assessment has more to do with measuring a specific outcome (what people have learnt and are able to do, can they recall information, can they individually achieve the learning outcomes).

Most evaluations will include some element of assessment.

Entry link: evaluation