As specified in Section 508 of the 1998 Rehabilitation Act, the process of designing and developing Web sites and other technology that can be navigated and understood by all people, including those with visual, hearing, motor, or cognitive impairments. This type of design also can benefit people with older/slower software and hardware.
Video and data signals and devices that are not precisely in step, are not of the same frequency, or are not happening together in time.
A plan that provides resources for problem solving in the event that something happens by chance.
DVD stands for Digital Video Disc. It utilizes optical disc storage technology which holds more information than CD-ROMs. There are different DVD formats - DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD-RAM, and DVD+R/RW.
A planned teaching/learning experience that uses a wide spectrum of technologies to reach learners at a distance and is designed to encourage learner interaction and certification of learning.
A desktop visual presenter that is a special video camera designed to display documents and 3-D objects on a plasma screen, television, projector, or monitor.
An effective practice is a meeting, program or course that has proven to be successful and should address the Sloan-C Five Pillars of Quality -1) access, 2) learning effectiveness, 3) faculty satisfaction, 4) learner satisfaction, 5) cost-effectiveness.
A personal digital assistant (PDA) that provides a calendar and organizer for personal information. Increasingly handhelds are being used for accessing email and storing music, video-games, and videos.
The systematic process of creating or adapting instruction, including at least these steps - defining the problem or knowledge gap that the instruction is meant to address, defining the audience that the instruction is meant to serve, developing objectives and assessment strategies, selecting and sequencing content and learning activities, evaluating the instruction, and revision.
An activity that actively involves participants in the learning process either as an individual or in a group situation..
A network of networks that allows the instructor and participants to dialog with each other and exchange documents.
LMS stands for Learning Management System. It provides an electronic shell for learning resources and modules for individual learners and groups of learners. It can be used for interaction (discussion boards and chat), monitoring individual and group performance, and collecting assessment data and transferring it for reporting and recording purposes.
Learning objects are small electronic units of educational information that are flexible, reusable, customizable, interoperable, retrievable, facilitate competency-based learning, and increase the value of content
An email program that provides multiple computer users with the ability to connect onto a single system and create an online discussion.
A short one-way presentation that emphasizes mainly infor- mation and comprehension skills.
Connecting more than two locations for audioconferencing, videoconferencing, or webconferencing sessions. multi-point connections require a bridge.
The production of videotapes by program participants for use in programs or courses.
The degree to which people are perceived as "real" people in mediated communication.
Rules of etiquette to successfully manage a course; thinking of others, and treating them with respect.
Simulation creates the appearance of being real, giving the experience of a real situation without risks.
The designated location from which instructor(s) present programs or courses and participants gather for learning and interaction.
The person who serves as a liaison between the instructor(s) and the participants, sets the tone at the site, and carries out a variety of responsibilities.
A sequence of "moving images" (video with sound) that are sent in compressed form over the internet and displayed by the viewer as they arrive.
A process that is carried out in real time.
The evaluation that measures the actual program's effectiveness. If implemented again, after a period of time has passed, it can also measure impact.
The schedule that lists program preparation, production and follow-up in detail and ensures that every component of the program is given adequate time for preparation and presentation.
Short 30 second to three minute visual scenarios on video tape that can be used to stimulate videoconferencing discussion
There are four main types of interactive videoconferencing. In each type, a location with the appropriate equipment is necessary:
- Satellite videoconferencing is one-way video usually delivered from an origination site via satellite to multiple remote sites. Telephone, fax and/or keypads supply the means for interaction.
- Compressed videoconferencing uses a CODEC (compressor/decompressor) to compress the television audio and video signals, from an analog to a digital signal for transmission via ISDN phone lines or the Internet.
- DS 3 videoconferencing provides full motion, two-way video, voice, and data communications that are transmitted over a fiber optic network.
- IP videoconferencing allows locations to connect to videoconferences via the Internet using the H.323 standard
The virtual space into which participants at a distance are brought and in which participants are actually present visually and audibly.
Webconferencing is synchronous (real-time) communicationbetween two or more parties at a distance, using the World Wide Web (WWW). This communication can also include theuse of voice communication and video communication. Awebconference can include as few as two people, or can number in the thousands.
The ICS brand for its audioconferencing service.
The ICS brand for its webconferencing service.
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