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Please help build this glossary. If you come across an unfamiliar or unknown word, phrase or acronym anywhere in the LTD Project Wiki, in cross-linked communication venues, or in related browsing or reading; please list it here in alphabetical order. If it starts with a new letter, please make the new letter heading level two, and the word itself normal text. Then you, or anyone else who comes along, can add a definition or two at leisure.


affinity spaces: environments, often online, where people with common interests can meet, share and develop knowledge, and learn informally with one another


categories: see tags (below)
CSS: Cascading Style Sheets, coding system to define the appearance rather than content of webpages or other HTML displays


FOSS: Free and open source software, one of several alternative terms for free software


HTML: HyperText Markup Language, the coding system used for creating webpages and page elements


memes: imitative thoughts or behaviors that may propagate from one person to many through social and inter-cultural contact (Wikipedia: Meme), for example, blogging about activities or ideas on topics or in a fashion similar to those of other bloggers' posts


PDF: Portable document format - a computer file format to use for sharing and reading documents


RSS: Really simple syndication - a means of feeding information from online resources, such as a blogs or webpages, to other resources or tools, such as wikis, web browsers, or news readers (see RSS Notes). The LTD Project Wiki currently uses custom RSS feeds on the home page (2007.04.16)


SCORM: Standards compliant object reference model -
  • "a collection of standards and specifications for web-based e-learning" (Wikipedia, SCORM);
  • "a collection of standards and specifications adapted from multiple sources to provide a comprehensive suite of e-learning capabilities that enable interoperability, accessibility and reusability of Web-based learning content" ( Advanced Distributed Learning, SCORM(R) [U.S. Department of Defense site])


tags: short text strings attached to content online to make it easier to find, also called labels and frequently combined with categories


URL: Universal resource locator, web address, the location of a web page often displayed in the top bar of a web browser



  1. accessories
  2. acronyms
  3. add-ons
  4. advertising
  5. applications
  6. archives
  7. audio
  8. avatars
  9. blogger
  10. blogging
  11. blogs
  12. books
  13. business
  14. certification
  15. collaborat-
  16. contents
  17. creating
  18. design
  19. digital
  20. editability
  21. email
  22. embedding
  23. enabling
  24. feeds
  25. figures
  26. free
  27. glossary
  28. graphics
  29. help
  30. hosting
  31. id password retriev
  32. implementing
  33. inclusions
  34. international
  35. jargon
  36. language teaching
  37. layouts
  38. learning
  39. licenses
  40. links
  41. listening
  42. log-ins
  43. marketing
  44. musings
  45. non-sexist language
  46. notes
  47. open education
  48. openid
  49. overseas
  50. page descriptions
  51. page headings
  52. podcasts
  53. posters
  54. presentations
  55. projects
  56. public speaking
  57. reader-friendliness
  58. recommendations
  59. references
  60. resources
  61. revisions
  62. rss
  63. searchability
  64. self-help
  65. services
  66. settings
  67. sites
  68. skills
  69. speaking
  70. speeches
  71. storytelling
  72. tagging
  73. tags
  74. teacher development
  75. technical
  76. templates
  77. time zones
  78. timestamps
  79. tips
  80. tools
  81. transclusion
  82. tutorials
  83. usability
  84. viewing
  85. web applications
  86. websites
  87. widgets
  88. wikis
  89. writing

Created: Aug 24, 2006 6:30 pm
Last revised by: ltdproject on: Aug 27, 2008 8:20 pm
(UTC - for JST add 09:00 hours)