Vocabulary

AC
Audio Conferencing
adsl
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asymmetric_Digital_Subscriber_Line
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line- faster internet system
CoP
A Community of Practice- a group of people who share an interest or a profession
DLO
http://digistore.tki.org.nz/ec/p/home
Digital Learning Object
e-asTTle
http://e-asttle.tki.org.nz/
On line asTTle testing
e-Learning
Learning that is enabled or supported with the use of information and communication technologies
e-Portfolio
A collection, reflection and way to share your achievements and development online
e-Tap
http://www.etap.co.nz/page3.php\
On line school management system
ethernet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet
Cabling for hardwired internet
GB- gig
gigabyte- bigger again is a terabyte
Google Docs
http://docs.google.com/
Free for all suite of applications- documents, email, calendar- pretty much essential
Google Apps for Educators
http://www.google.com/educators/p_apps.html
html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML
Hypertext Mark Up Language- the code behind web pages
html5
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5
A revision of html being developed that plays more formats of media
IAM
Identity and Access management
ID-Ten-T
Term often used by tech support operators and computer experts to describe user error
ICT PD
Information Communication Technology Professional Development
IM
Instant Messaging- like iChat, Skype chat etc
IP and IPv6
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a numerical label that is assigned to devices participating in a computer network utilizing the Internet.
KAMAR
http://www.kamar.co.nz/
On line school management system
KAREN
http://www.karen.net.nz/home/
Kiwi Advanced Research Education Network
LAN
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_area_network
Local Area Network- a computer network that covers a small geographical area- you can have a LAN party where geeky types get together and do geeky things
LCD
Liquid crystal display. A projector for displaying video, images or computer data on a screen or other flat surface.
Live-edu
http://www.microsoft.com/education/solutions/liveedu.aspx
Microsoft's version of Google Apps
LMS
Learning Management System
LOL
Laughing Out Loud
mLearning
Mobile Learning- smart phones etc
Mahara
http://mahara.org/
A digital porfolio system
MB- meg
A measurement of computer memory capacity, it is one million bytes of data. It is often incorrectly shortened to “meg” or “megs.”
Moodle
http://www.moodle.org.nz/
An internet system for delivering e-Learning programmes for educational and training organisations
MLE
Managed Learning Environment
NEN
National Education Network
OERNZ
http://wikieducator.org/New_Zealand_Schools_OER_Portal
A NZ wiki for collaborative resource sharing
QWERTY
The kind of keyboard where you can type the letters QWERTY all in a row with your left hand!
PLN
A Personal Learning Network- a group of people you can grow and learn from and with
RAM
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/computer-memory.htm
Random Access memory
RBI
Rural Broadband Initiative
ROFL
Rolling on the floor laughing
RSS
http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english
Really Simple Syndication- a way of getting internet information to come to you on topics you are interested in
SMS
School Management System OR Short Message Service like on your cellphone
SNUP
http://www.minedu.govt.nz/NZEducation/EducationPolicies/Schools/Initiatives/ICTInSchools/ICTStrategy/SNUP.aspx
School Network Upgrade
SSO
Single Sign On
Schools and students have one username and password to rule them all
SaaS
Refers to a software distribution model. Software is not sold as software for local installation but is made available as service
thin client
A group of computers working off one hard drive. Students sit in front of a monitor and keyboard.
tl:dr
Too long: didn't read
TOS
Terms of Service- the agreement you make with a web application that states what the rules are- eg how old you should be to use that service, their privacy policy etc
UFB
Ultra Fast Broadband

http://www.med.govt.nz/templates/ContentTopicSummary____41902.aspx
Ultrafast Broadband Investment Initiative
Unconference
A meet up where people can roam and talk about ICT type things- less formal that a normal conference
VC
Video Conferencing
VLN
Virtual learning Environment
VOIP
Voice Over Internet Protocol like Skype
Web2.0
The "read-write" web. The term "Web 2.0" is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. A Web 2.0 site allows its users to interact with each other as contributors to the website's content, in contrast to websites where users are limited to the passive viewing of information that is provided to them.
WYSIWYG
What You See Is What You Get
A way of writing on the net where you see how it's going to look when you publish it as opposed to it being in html or ordinary unformated text.