Source: Continuing Legal Education Regulators Association DISTANCE LEARNING TERMINOLOGY: A WORKING LIST. Originally Prepared by Kristen Hamilton, DE CLE / Source: ASTD E-Learning Glossary www.learningcircuits.org/glossary.html Updated January, 2007.
The information that follows comes directly from the resource cited above. It is being reprinted as a means to provide common-ground as we use terminology on campuses and in conversation speaking about online or hybrid learning. This terminology working list will be printed in five posts this week whereby each post will include seven terms.
Online: The state in which a computer is connected to another computer or server
via a network. A computer communicating with another computer.
Origination site: The location from which a teleconference originates.
Podcast: A method of publishing audio files or digital recordings to the internet for
download and/or playback on mobile devices and personal computers. The generally
accepted definition has expanded to include video as well (Vidcast or Vodcast.)
Real-time communication: Communication in which information is received at (or
nearly at) the instant it's sent. Real-time communication is a characteristic of
Receive site: A location that can receive transmissions from another site for
Self-paced learning: An offering in which the learner determines the pace and
timing of content delivery.
Synchronous learning: A real-time, instructor-led online learning event in which all
participants are logged on at the same time and communicate directly with each
other. In this virtual classroom setting, the instructor maintains control of the class,
with the ability to "call on" participants. In most platforms, students and teachers
can use a whiteboard to see work in progress and share knowledge. Interaction may
also occur via audio- or videoconferencing, Internet telephony, or two-way live