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Any positions within your organization that have managerial or oversight responsibilities for at least one or more internal audiences.
Manager assessments refer to the manager’s specific assessment of the employee’s performance against their goals and objectives. These assessments typically take the form of a numeric rating (1-5) with comments attached. Again, a performance management system enables the organization to establish standard assessment standards
An identifiable group of individuals or organizations with one or more similar characteristics or needs.
In technology, a "mashup" is a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool, thereby creating a new and distinct web service that was not originally provided by either source. Content used in mashups is typically sourced from a third party via a public interface or API; other methods of sourcing content for mashups include web feeds (e.g., RSS / really simple syndication), web services and screen-scraping.
Please see “Myers-Briggs.”
Measurement / Measure
“Measurement” provides the information and data, which can then be used to monitor, analyze and evaluate. A "measure" is the extent, dimension or actual data element.
Measurement and Evaluation
Practices and processes to assess and analyze the effect and outcome of learning efforts, to judge those efforts against intended goals and business needs, and, at a broader level, to understand the relative efficiency, alignment, effectiveness and utilization of the entire L&D function.
A “measurement model” is a simple, easy way to measure an organization’s approach to diagnosing, building, implementing and solving performance problems through training.
A "mentor" is an experienced advisor and supporter – someone who has previously “been there, done that.” This person helps to guide the successful development of an employee by demonstrating, educating and modeling valued traits.
Metadata / Meta-tagging
“Meta-tagging” (from “meta-tag”) refers to the process of creating and storing data elements that describe the assets and modules contained in a course. The “metadata” is used for purposes of locating the content (within a database or repository) or customizing the course for delivery.
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