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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Postnuke is a free, open source, database driven php website. Many Moodle people use postnuke as a front end page to forums, calendars, guestbook and other non-education specific activities. There are literaly thousands of free themes, and hundreds of open source modules that a postnuke site can use.
However, the administration and permission system UI for postnuke can be daunting for newbies, and often requires some basic knowledge of php coding to implement many tasks.
A great website for educators to start at is the postnuke education forum.
An abbreviation of "I'm not a lawyer".
Cron is an Automatic sytem in moodle that sends out messages to the system through.
For more information on Cron check the moodle docs page and your help section in moodle.
Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based e-learning. It defines communications between client side content and a host system called the run-time environment (commonly a function of a learning management system). SCORM also defines how content may be packaged into a transferrable ZIP file.
A small amount of memory between a slow process and a faster process which acts as a way of improving system performance. PHP caches are used to improve PHP performance.
Reusable eLearning Object Authoring & Delivery
This area is for exchanging complete Moodle courses in Moodle Backup format, as well as other content like glossaries or quiz banks.
All content in here is free to download and use, and you can add and update your own content whenever you like.
The Moodle Exchange is at: http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=15
(This entry can be replaced with a Resource pointing to Moodle Exchange so that the link is more direct )
Abbreviation for Hope That Helps (or Hope This Helps).
Originally from Usenet, but now appearing in emails and forums, it's sometimes put at the end of a reply which suggests a possible solution to a problem.
autonomous system (AS)
An Autonomous system (AS) is a collection of IP networks and routers under the control of one entity (or sometimes more) that presents a common routing policy to the Internet