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 download this file of exported entries: glossary_of_common_terms_20101214.xml.

Please feel free to add new words here!


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DHTML

by Jenny Watt - Sunday, November 9, 2003, 3:45 AM
 

Dynamic HTML (DHTML) describes using HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create dynamic content on pages. A menu or other objects on a web page that respond to the user without requiring an additional trip to the server or a plug-in application are examples of DHTML in use.

Entry link: DHTML

Martin Dougiamas

activities

by Martin Dougiamas - Tuesday, November 11, 2003, 2:38 PM
 
Activities in Moodle are educational things to do. They include, for example: discussing a topic in a forum, writing a journal entry, submitting an assignment, or completing a quiz.
Entry link: activities

Martin Dougiamas

wwwroot

by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, November 19, 2003, 4:28 PM
 
This is the setting inside config.php that tells Moodle where it is installed.  It has to be a full URL to the web site's "natural" address.  Some web sites may work under more than one address (for example www.example.com and example.com) but you should pick the main one.
Entry link: wwwroot

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meta tag

by Paula Edmiston - Wednesday, December 10, 2003, 2:32 PM
 

Meta Data is data about data, describing the type of data under discussion. Meta tags in HTML are used to identify which version of HTML is in use, the language (both used by the browser to parse, or interpret the code) and other technical information. Two special meta tags of great interest to web weavers are the content and keyword tags. These provide special information that's often used by search engines to enhance retrieval of the page.
Entry link: meta tag

Martin Dougiamas

social constructionism

by Martin Dougiamas - Thursday, January 8, 2004, 9:01 PM
 

Social constructionism is a term that defines a particular view of education. It acknowledges constructivism as a description of what each learner experiences, while focussing on the power of constructing artifacts (like text) within a social environment.

From this point of view, education is best served by creating experiences that would be best for learning from the learner's point of view, rather than just publishing and assessing the information you think they need to know. Each participant in a course can be a teacher as well as a learner. A 'teacher' in this environment is an influencer and role model of class culture, connecting with others in a personal way that addresses their own learning needs, and moderating discussions and activities in a way that collectively leads students towards the learning goals of the class.

Moodle tries to promote this view, but is not constrained by it.
Entry link: social constructionism

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martinized

by Don Hinkelman - Tuesday, January 20, 2004, 12:53 PM
 
"Martinized" was originally a patented dry cleaning process by a North American firm. Now it refers to a similar process occurring when the moodle chief developer thoughtfully thoughtful checks over code submitted for inclusion in the next updated version.
Entry link: martinized

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WIP

by Pablo Etcheverry - Tuesday, February 3, 2004, 11:12 PM
 
Work In Progress.
Entry link: WIP

Martin Dougiamas

download

by Martin Dougiamas - Friday, February 6, 2004, 9:53 PM
 

To move your files from a server "down" to your personal computer. Also see FTP and upload.

You can download Moodle via the Moodle download page.
Entry link: download

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RSS

by Robert Leskovar - Friday, June 25, 2004, 3:15 AM
 

RSS is a Web content syndication format.
Its name is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication.
RSS is a dialect of XML. All RSS files must conform to the XML 1.0 specification, as published on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) website. Subordinate to the <rss> element is a single <channel> element, which contains information about the channel (metadata) and its contents.

(extracted from http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss)

Entry link: RSS

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WebDAV

by Kingsley Kerce - Monday, July 26, 2004, 11:54 PM
 
WebDAV stands for "Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning" and is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol which allow users to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote web servers.  WebDAV is sometimes shortened to DAV.

Since at least 1998, Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) working groups have published RFCs on WebDAV and related issues. These publications are considered specifications for versioning, access control, searching, and ordering of resources. Many of the specifications have been implemented in software that is present in many open source and commercial offerings.

See webdav.org for more information. Also, search the web for articles about WebDAV in the popular computing press.

Entry link: WebDAV


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