Glossary for the Technologically challenged
A list for learners.
One challenge I am experiencing is a non-familiarity with the many terms and acronyms used with respect to technology being used in EDU8117.
So this page contains an ever-growing list of the many terms someone who is unfamiliar with networked and global learning – and it’s associated technologies – might find useful.
What it has also helped me learn is about when I might use a page and when I might use a blogpost.
|css||cascading style sheet – formats the look of webpages (ie the heading on this page is 26 pixels tall and green; this form has a drop shadow)|
|heuristic||Heuristic (Greek: “find” or “discover”) refers to experience-based techniques for problem solving, learning, and discovery that give a solution which is not guaranteed to be optimal [Source: wikipedia]|
|html||hypertext markup language is the basic building block for the website – contains structure (heading, paragraph, form etc) and content|
|OPML||Outline Processor Markup Language – XML format for outlining|
|Pedagogy||Pedagogy is the science and art of education. Its aims range from the full development of the human being to skills acquisition. [Source: wikipedia]|
|RSS||RSS (Rich Site Summary); aka Really Simple Syndication.
Links RSS – XML – OPML [Source: wikipedia]
|SEO||Search engine optimisation|
|WordPress page||Best suited for information that is constantly available such as the masthead on a newspaper; or business contact information. Infrastructure|
|WordPress post||Best suited for information that is transient; such as an announcement, or passing comment; date based information|
|WordPress shortcode||The link that displays content created in another part of wordpress|