Blended learning goes by several names, the other major one being hybrids. What is meant by these various terms is that more than one delivery system is being used for one course. And in most cases educators are referring to face-to-face learning and online learning being paired in some combination when they use the term blended learning in a technological context.
Key Terms in this Chapter
Vlog (video blog): Usually a short video narrative or story created for and posted on the Internet for public viewing. Technical formats dominating in 2007 include Quicktime movie files (*.mov), and MPEG4 files because they are relatively high quality and can be small file size.
Wiki: A universal definition is that a wiki is a Web page that can be easily changed by anyone. A Web-based interface that has been developed to most fully encourage and ease collaboration. More than the collaboration of a Web-based bulletin board, a wiki allows users to add, delete, and edit pages in the environment to name just a few of the fundamental construction functions in which they can participate.
Podcast: Combination of the words iPod and broadcast to represent the technology of distributing an audio file over the Internet via an RSSfeed. See entry on Podcasting for more information.
Blog: A web environment which can be easily updated by an individual or organization. Purposes for a blog can range from personal journaling to political persuasion to corporate marketing and anything else. See blogger.com, wordpress.org, and livejournal.com. Intellectual AU3: Reference appears to be out of alphabetical order. Please check Property: The intangible property right to protect the intellectual work of the person/s who created it (includes patents, trademarks, designs, and copyright).