Terminology/Acronyms

Terminology

Controlled Vocabulary
A controlled vocabulary is an organized arrangement of words and phrases used to index content and/or to retrieve content through browsing or searching. It typically includes preferred and variant terms and has a defined scope or describes a specific domain.

Crowdsourcing
Obtain (information or input into a particular task or project) by enlisting the services of a number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet.

Emergent
User behaviour is not predetermined.

Folksonomy
A user-generated system of classifying and organizing online content into different categories by the use of metadata such as electronic tags.

Granularity
Granularity of digital learning resources refers to size, decomposability and the extent to which a resource is used as part of a larger resource. What is the optimal grain size that enables maximal reuse of the material?
http://www.reusablelearning.org/glossary.asp

Interoperabiltiy
interoperability is the ability of different information technology systems and software applications to communicate, exchange data, and use the information that has been exchanged.

Learning Ecosystem
The learning ecosystem is the combination of technologies and support resources available to help individuals learn within an environment.

Mashup
Refers to producing digital applications or media through rather straightforward linking of other building blocks such as Google map or Google Earth.

OPLI
Open Participatory Learning Infrastructure
Remix
Involves processing an existing object, for example a song, to create an alternate from the original model.

Acronyms

CETIS
Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards

JISC
JISC, Joint Information Systems Committee (UK)

OPLI
Open Particpatory Learning Infrastructure
SCORM
Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based electronic educational technology

VLE
Virtual Learning Environment

XCRI (UK)
eXchanging Course Related Information