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Online Learning Glossary



Asynchronous - occurring at different times - contrasted to synchronous

Blog - online communication where you post a running commentary

Chat - online communication in real time

Discussion Board - online communication where people post a response to a topic for others to read and perhaps to comment on.

Drop Box - a place in your Laulima course where you can submit items to your instructor.

Hybrid Class - a class that combines online and face-to-face time

Proctoring - taking a test at an official location set up to allow students to take tests in controlled situations

Synchronous - occurring at the same time - contrasted to asynchronous

Threaded - describes a discussion that can be organized by topics or themes, and not just by date or person posting

Video Conferencing - online communication with video cameras, so you can see (and often hear) your teacher and classmates