- Catalyst Glossary
Common computing and technology terms are defined in relation to the University of
Washington's Catalyst site. Catalyst is an integrated collection of resources, training,
tools, templates, and support to help educators make effective use of technology in
- Distance Learning Glossary
This relatively short list makes distictions among terms such as distance learning,
distance education, distributed learning, online learning, e-learning, etc. Provided by
eLearners.com, the descriptions are brief and often interlink to other terms within the
freeglossary.com is a wiki based site with almost a half million terms. Access to terms is
via a simple alphabetical listings, but a keyword search is also available. This is a
multilingual site, so alphabets and terms are offered in many languages. Terms provide
links to other terms, external resources, even chat options. There are many non-distance
education terms included in this huge site, but for example, there are dozens of terms
relating to video, web, etc. Content is contributed by multiple authors.
- Glossary of Distance Education
This guide is one in a series developed by Barry Willis and the University of Idaho
Engineering Outreach staff highlighting information detailed in Dr. Willis' books,
Distance Education - Strategies and Tools and Distance Education - A Practical Guide. The
glossary has been recently revised.
- Glossary of Telecommunications Terms
The Telecom Glossary 2000 project was approved as an American National Standard in
February 2001. The intent is to provide a uniform, up-to-date set of definitions for the
general terminology used in telecommunications. The purpose of this standard is to aid
interdisciplinary technical communications, and to disseminate the advances in
communications technologies benefiting users, vendors, researchers, and developers.
Additionally, this standard provides an authoritative source of definitions for standards
developers, teachers, technical writers, and all who are active in the telecommunications
The Illinois Online Learning Network provides a glossary as part of the overview to Online
Teaching and Learning site.
- Internet2 Glossary
and Style Guide
The Internet2 Consortium has identified and defined a list of terms common the computer
networking field. The included terms are listed by acronym, abbreviation, or entire
phrase. The glossary is an effort to help explain and provide a better understanding of
the ever-present jargon which is associated with computer technology. A Style Guide is
also provided to serve as a reference for use of terms.
Developed by the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System (IHETS) this glossary
is a collection of terms relating specifically to IP Video.
DistanceLearning.com Glossary Terms
Brief definitions of several dozen terms mostly include general education listings (such
as 'elective courses' and 'advanced standing') as well as some distance education specific
terms ('asynchronous communication' and 'videoconference').
From the TechWeb Web site, the TechEncyclopedia provides searchable access to over 20,000
IT and computer terms. The definitions often include detailed descriptions and
explanations of the term, how it is used, and an opportunity to search the term on the
Web. Top Ten terms are also displayed.
This dictionary uses extensive animation to help describe terms used in
telecommunications, data communications, networking and internet technologies. New
tutorials are added and are readily available from the site. Except for the letter 'A',
TECHtionary is available only to paid subscribers.
- Telecom Acronyms
This list of telecommunications acronyms relates primarily to T1, DS3, and STS-1 SONET
telecommunications, but has been steadily growing to include a broader range of telecom
subjects. It is provided by Electrodata, Inc.
- Training Dictionary.com
This site is a wiki. It is an interactive dictionary of hundreds of training terms
designed for the training community. Terms and definitions can be added to or updated by
any visitor to the site. Sources and definitions vary and are not always identified, but
any visitor may register to be a site contributor. Acknowlegement is made to the
"trainers and ASTD professionals who contributed to this site."
- Web Hosting Glossary
The glossary of provided by Web Hosting Ratings includes not only a wide range of web
related and IT terms, but some non-technical acronynms often found in chats and online
communications. The glossary provides unique links to each of the terms defined.
Webopedia is an online dictionary and search engine of computer and Internet technology.
It is a comprehensive collection of definitions, applications, resources, and vendors
which can be searched by key word or phrase. Browse categories such as Communications,
Multimedia, Standards, Wireless Computing, etc. There is also a section of newly added
terms which keep this collection up-to-date.