Glossary of common terms
This glossary defines a number of words you will see used often in discussions about Moodle - you'll find them highlighted throughout this course.
If you wish to import this glossary to your Moodle site, you can this file of exported entries: glossary_of_common_terms_20101214.xml.
Please feel free to add new words here!
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Frankenstyle is a moodle developer term which refers to the naming convention that is used to uniquely identify a Moodle plugin based on the type of plugin and its name.
You can find more information about it on the dev docs wiki.
Mindless Link Propagation
For your information
Abbreviation for Internet Explorer which is Microsoft's web browser.
Originally provided free to undermine Netscape's browser dominance in the 90's and currently provided bundled as standard with Microsoft's microcomputer operating systems.
Many people are switching from IE to Mozilla's Firefox to avoid the perceived risk of spy-ware and other security risks.
This is an abbreviation for 'Thanks in advance'
Often used in usenet but has become increasingly popular in e-mails, text messages, instant messages, chat rooms and forum posts. In fact, you could come across this abbreviation in any modern electronic communication.
"Use The Source, Luke". See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTSL
Web Developer Extension for Firefox
Any computer on a network that offers services or connectivity to other computers on the network. A host has an IP address associated with it.
Blended learning is a learning scenario where online and face-to-face activities are combined. Individual learning tasks may also combine in-class activities with online activities in rapid succession. Flexible classrooms with movable desks/chairs and wireless notebooks connected to the internet are ideal for blended learning. One variant of blended learning is when a teacher uses a full-time classroom setting and assigns online homework out-of-class. In a corporate context, blended learning involves a combination of instructor-led instruction, on-job training, self-study materials, and mentoring/coaching systems.
Fantastico is an automatic installer for open source scripts such as Moodle.