Blog – an online journal or venue for writing in which an author or group of authors post their work to Web pages that display their posts in reverse chronological order.
Blook – a book created on a blog
Collaborative writing – projects where written works are created by multiple people together collaboratively rather than individually. Some projects are overseen by an editor or editorial team, but many grow without any of this top-down oversight.
DAOW of literacy – Digital, Art, Oral and Written. Being able to blend the best of the old, recent and emerging literacies will be the hallmark of a truly literate person.
Digital fluency – the ability to practice literacy at the advanced levels required to communicate within social and workplace environments.
Digital literacy – the skills, expectations and perspectives involved in living in a technological society
Digital Native – a person for whom digital technologies already existed when they were born, and hence has grown up with digital technology such as computers, the Internet, mobile phones and MP3s. A digital immigrant is an individual who grew up without digital technology and adopted it later. In the widest sense, this can refer to people born from the late 1970s and beyond, as the Digital Age did begin at this time, but generally, the term focuses on those who grew up with 21st Century technology.
Digi-teachers – effective and enthusiastic users of ICT
Electronically mediated communication – language produced on computers or mobile phones.
Graphic novel – a narrative work in which the story is conveyed to the reader using sequential art in either an experimental design or in a traditional comics format. The term encompasses non-fiction works and thematically linked short stories as well as fictional stories across a number of genres.
Hypertext – text which is not constrained to be linear.
Hypertext fiction – to create fiction with many features uncharasteristic of print fiction. Hypertext fiction has multiple paths through the same text and may also have multiple beginnings/endings.
Literacy 2.0 – (See Web 2.0) Using digital applications, networks and services; developing ways of reading, writing, viewing, listening and recording that embodies the 2.0 ethos i.e. literacy 2.0 involves the participation, collaboration and distribution of expertise and intelligence as well as widely dispersed access to human and information resources.
LMS – Learning Management System
Media literacy – the ability to recognise, evaluate and apply techniques of media persuasion. Critical Media Literacy refers to a pedagogy that positions students to analyse relations among media, audiences, information, and power to produce alternative texts that challenge messages in dominant discourse.
Microblogging – a microblog differs from a traditional blog in that its content is typically much smaller, in both actual size and aggregate file size. A microblog entry could consist of nothing but a short sentence fragment, or an image or embedded video.
Moodle – an online LMS designed to create opportunities for rich interaction between teachers and learners.
Social network service – focuses on building and reflecting of social networks or social relations among people who share interests and/or activities. A social network service essentially consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services. Most social network services are web based and provide means for users to interact over the internet, such as e-mail and instant messaging.
Tweep – person with a mutual following on http://www.twitter.com
Twitter – a social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to the author’s subscribers who are known as followers.
VLE – Virtual Learning Environment
Web 2.0 – a business model whereby Internet companies provide a service rather than sell a product or promote ready made static artifacts. The advent of Web 2.0 sparked new ways of doing things AND a new worldview of the Internet.
Wordle – a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.