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TechnologyVocabulary

For Foundations of Teaching Practice (WGU)

TermDefinition
Assistive Technology A set of adaptive tools that support students with disabilities in learning activities and daily life tasks.
E-mail Electronic letters
Simulation A program in either software or Web-based form that models a system or process
Bulletin Board An electronic message center for a given topic
Hypermedia A linked form of multimedia that allows learners to make connections to different points in the program based on their background knowledge and learning progress.
Software Programs and other operating information used by a computer
Chat Room A site on the Internet where many people can simultaneously communicate in real time.
Internet The complex web of interconnections among computers that allows people to communicate and share information worldwide
URL Uniform Resource Locator -- a series of letters and/or symbols that acts as an address for a site on the Internet
Distance Education Organized instructional programs in which teachers and learners, though physically separated, are connected through technology
Problem-Based Learning An instructional strategy that uses a problem and the data gathered in attempts to solve it as the focal point of a lesson
Website A location on the World Wide Web identified with a Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
Pixel A minute area of illumination on a display screen, one of many from which an image is composed
Icon A symbol or graphic representation on a screen of a program, option, or window
Spreadsheet Program A computer program that is used to organize and manipulate numerical data
Computer Literacy The ability to use computers and related technology efficiently
Instructional/Educational Technology A combination of the processes and tools involved in addressing educational needs and problems
Tutorial A software program that delivers an entire integrated instructional sequence similar to a teacher's instruction on the topic
Database Program A computer program that allows users to store, organize, and manipulate information, including both text and numerical data
RAM Random-Access Memory
Plotter A piece of equipment that marks out points on a chart
Port A socket in a computer or network into which a device can be plugged
Expansion Slot A place in a computer where an expansion card can be inserted
CD-ROM Compact Disc Read-Only Memory
Video Port Socket in the back of a computer used to connect a monitor
Processor A machine that processes something
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