Glossary of Web Based learning

“Distance learning can place students in learning environments that would not otherwise be possible—virtually taking them across continents and interacting with people of different cultures.  Without question, learning by distance can reduce the gap between schools that “have” and those that “have not.” 


Dr. Carter D. Ward, President, Education Solutions Global Network and Executive Director, Missouri School Boards’ Association and USDLA Board Member



Introduction and Concepts in Distance learning

What is distance learning

Explanation of Various Terms.

Glossary of Web Based learning


Practical self experience with Distance Learning?

Difference between Distance Education and Correspondence Courses

 Can skill oriented courses be covered by DE?

Technologies used in distant education

Instructional Qualities for Web Based Learning

Challenges of Web-based Learning

DE in providing medical education to non traditional students

Teacher and student qualities for distance education

Assignment - Preparation of Distance Learning Module

Evaluation of Distance Learning

Advantages and Disadvantages of e-Learning

Famous quotes

Discussion end- Compliments from Sir & Friends

Summary - Distance Learning


  Dr Sanjay Bedi

Glossary of  Web Based learning

Use of online presentations and discussion forums (in real time or stored as downloadable files on a website) to avoid the need for participants to travel

Learning through electronic means, such as via the web (see world wide web), an intranet, or other multimedia materials
HTML (hypertext markup language)
The language used to create web pages. HTML files can also contain links to other types of files including wordprocessed files, spreadsheets, presentation slides, and other web pages
Links in web pages that enable the user to access another web page (either on the same or a different site) with just one mouse click
A global network of computers divided into subsets (for example, the web or email systems). Computers are linked to the internet via host computers, which link to other computers via dial up (for example, via a modem) and network connections
Internet service provider (ISP)
Home users usually access the internet through an internet service provider (such as AOL), which maintains a network of PCs permanently connected to the internet
A network of computers that share information, usually within an organisation. Access normally requires a password and is limited to a defined range of users
Managed learning environment (MLE)
Usually has an integrated function, providing administrative tools, such as student records, and linking with other management information systems (MLS)
Search engines (such as  Google)Can be used to help to find information
The process by which video images are able to be stored and downloaded on the web. These might be in real time (such as a conference) or used asynchronously

Virtual learning environment (VLE)
A set of electronic teaching and learning tools. Principal components include systems that can map a curriculum, track student activity, and provide online student support and electronic communication

  • Useful Links
     International Centre for Distance Learning (ICDL)
     International Council for Open & Distance Education (ICDE)
     European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN)
     Innovations in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
     Issues in Distance learning
     Distance Ed Literature Links
     Distance Learning FAQs



Nice brushing up for us!
What is difference between ?
What are the other search engines available as wide and informative as google ?


Barathi is Indian
please find attached links to literature on distance learning

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