We can read a lot of expressions, abbreviations in the field of e-learning. Their knowledge is essential to find your way in the topic. The glossary collects all these expressions and in addition defines the related pedagogical, information technological concepts.

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Learning strategies, speciality and the training legality focused on adults.
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Asynchronous learning

Learning facilitated by media -- such as e-mail and discussion forums -- to support working relationships among learners and teachers, when participants cannot be on-line at the same time.


Blended learning

A mixture of various learning strategies and delivery methods that can optimize the learning experience of the user. Classroom training sessions, Computer-Based Training ( CBT ) via a CD-ROM, Web-Based Training ( WBT ) can be combined to train learners. WBT may be delivered on demand, or at a specific time to involve an instructor and other students.


Originally called "Web Log" or binary-log, this is means of knowledge sharing on the web. It is a website where the owner (author) publishes personal messages, similar to a daily diary, and other people may reflect upon the entries, or make comments on the messages. Users can post a chronological, up-to-date e-journal entry of their thoughts. This is generally an open forum communication tool but it can perform a crucial function for an organization or company. There are three basic varieties: those that post links to other sources, those that compile news and articles, and those that provide a forum for opinions and commentary.



An abbreviation for Computer Based Training, where the student uses special computer programs to make the learning process more effective and/or efficient.


An acronym for Content Delivery System. Content types handled include web objects, downloadable objects (media files, software, documents), applications, real time media streams, and other components from the Internet.

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An application, or system, that accesses another computer system through a network to use its services.


The ability of hardware and software systems to work together effectively.


A combination of knowledge, skills and behavior utilized to improve performance. It is the state or quality of being adequately or well qualified, having the ability to perform a specific role or a specific job.

Computer science

The study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation, and of practical techniques for their implementation and application in computer systems.

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