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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Chamara Disanayake

autonomous system (AS)

by Chamara Disanayake - Tuesday, 3 July 2007, 3:30 PM
 
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
Entry link: autonomous system  (AS)

Art Lader

flame

by Art Lader - Friday, 31 August 2007, 12:34 AM
 

(n.) A searing e-mail or newsgroup message in which the writer attacks another participant in overly harsh, and often personal, terms. Flames are an unfortunate, but inevitable, element of unmoderated conferences.

(v.) To post a flame.

source

Entry link: flame

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FYI

by Daniele Cordella - Monday, 24 September 2007, 4:11 PM
 
For your information
Entry link: FYI

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Blended learning

by Don Hinkelman - Tuesday, 2 October 2007, 8:28 AM
 
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.
Entry link: Blended learning

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AMFPHP

by Jamie Pratt - Saturday, 6 October 2007, 2:27 AM
 
AMFPHP is a 'remoting server'. It is a piece of software that you install on your server that allows Flash movies to seamlessly talk to PHP. More info here :
Entry link: AMFPHP

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CPanel

by Simon Pavitt - Tuesday, 23 October 2007, 6:51 AM
 
Many webhosting companies provide CPanel (short for Control Panel) as a convenient, graphical menu system which allow users to administer their own webspace.

For more information go to:
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cpanel]

Entry link: CPanel

Health & Safety Training Ninja

CGI

by Steve Bilton - Tuesday, 6 November 2007, 12:13 AM
 
Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is a standard for interfacing external applications with information servers, over HTTP and Web servers. A plain HTML document that the Web daemon retrieves is static, which means it exists in a constant state and will never change, basically this is simply a text file. A CGI program, on the other hand, is executed on-the-fly i.e. in real-time, so that it can output dynamic information. CMS - content management systems such as Moodle and Joomla are good examples of CGI and work using a combination PHP & CGI.


Entry link: CGI

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Mahara

by Penny Leach - Thursday, 6 December 2007, 10:16 AM
 

Established in 2006, Mahara is the result of a collaborative venture funded by New Zealand's Tertiary Education Commission's e-learning Collaborative Development Fund (eCDF), involving Massey University, Auckland University of Technology, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand and Victoria University of Wellington.

Released in Feb 2007 Mahara is a fully featured electronic portfolio, weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online communities.

Mahara is designed to provide users with the tools to demonstrate their learning, skills and development over time to selected audiences.

Meaning `think' or `thought' in Te Reo Maori, the name reflects the project's dedication to creating a user-centred life-long learning and development application as well as the belief that technology solutions cannot be developed outside the considerations of pedagogy and policy.

Mahara is provided freely as Open Source software (under the GNU General Public License). In brief, this means that you are allowed to copy, use and modify Mahara provided you agree to; provide the source code to others; not modify or remove the original license and copyrights, and apply this same license to any derivative work.

For further information please see https://eduforge.org/projects/mahara/ and http://mahara.org

Entry link: Mahara

Dan at desk in Moodle HQ, Perth

MLP

by Dan Poltawski - Wednesday, 30 January 2008, 8:15 PM
 
Mindless Link Propagation
Entry link: MLP

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IIS

by Matt Molloy - Wednesday, 9 April 2008, 3:40 PM
 

Internet Information Services - Microsoft's answer to Apache. This is software, that, when installed on a machine, provides a web service. Just like Apache, IIS listens to port 80 and answers any http requests from client machines.

Entry link: IIS


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