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HyFlex
...a course design model that presents the components of hybrid learning (which combines face-to-face with online learning) in a flexible course structure that gives students the option of attending sessions in the classroom, participating onl…
Gamification
...Applying the game theory and mechanics in non-game contexts. Provides incentives to perform tedious tasks.
Massive Open Online Courses
...A course in which materials and instruction are delivered over the internet to users around the world. The course is designed to connect instructors with learners interested in a common topic and works best …
Backchannel Communication
...vocalizations by a listener that give feedback to the speaker to show interest, attention, and/or a willingness to keep listening
Flipped Classroom
one classroom in which teachers do not simply lecture to students for the entire class period. Rather, teachers work with students to solve problem sets or otherwise directly interact with the students
Clickers
intended for audience participation, hardware and software used to create surveys and polls in order to receive and graphically display student responses.
Avatar
A three-dimensional model, two-dimensional icon, or constructed personality that is assumed by the user of an internet site.
Upload
To transfer information stored in the user's system to a remote computer system.
Download
The process of transferring a copy of a file from a remote computer to a local computer's storage device.
Firewall
(computing) a security system consisting of a combination of hardware and software that limits the exposure of a computer or computer network to attack from crackers
Local Area Network
A series of connected personal computers, workstations, and other devices, such as printers or scanners, within a confined space, such as an office building.
Wide Area Network
A computer network that covers a large geographical area. Most WANs are made up of several connected LANs.
intranet
a company's private data network that uses internet standards and technology
Extranet
A network configuration that allows selected outside organizations to access internal information systems
Ethernet
A common local area network standard for hardware communication and cabling
Browser
A program that accesses and displays files and other data available on the Internet and other networks.
Web search engine
is a program designed to help people locate info on the Web by formulating simple keyword queries; in response to a query, displays results or "hits" as a list of relevant Web sites, accompanie…
website
A collection of related webpages, developed to build a relationship with a target audience and created to sell, inform, entertain, or for social networking.
Dynamic website
A website whose content is not fixed. What is shown on a page is based on user-selected activities and/or programmatically driven
Static website
contains Web pages with fixed content. Each page is coded in HTML and displays the same information to every visitor.
Rich Internet Application
software that has the functionality and complexity of traditional application software, but does not require local installation and runs in a Web browser
Web 2.0
A dynamic, interactive online environment where users are empowered to create content, review products, and edit and share information.
Web 3.0
A combination of technologies that adds intelligence and changes how people interact with the web, and vice versa
Modem
A communication device that converts one form of a signal to another.