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Web 2.0

A term given to describe a second generation of the World Wide Web that is focused on the ability for people to collaborate and share information online. Web 2.0 basically refers to the transition from static Web pages to a more dynamic Web that is more organized and is based on serving Web applications to users. Other improved functionality of Web 2.0 includes open communication with an emphasis on Web-based communities of users, and more open sharing of information. (Definition adapted from Webopedia)


Short for web-based seminar, a presentation, lecture, workshop, or seminar that is transmitted over the Web. A key feature of a webinar is its interactive elements - the ability to give, receive and discuss information (definition adapted from Webopedia). A webinar is a seminar or workshop which is held online using video conferencing software. Webinars are often held in virtual classrooms but can also be held using other video conferencing tools. Presenters and attendees at a webinar will join online, synchronously from wherever they are. Webinars are usually interactive, not just a lecture with Q&A. The different tools provided by virtual classroom software enables student engagement in webinars e.g., by text chat, answering polls, engaging in activities, asking questions, or discussion and activities in breakout rooms.


A collaborative website comprising the collective work of many authors. A wiki allows groups of individuals to collaboratively edit, delete or modify content that has been placed on the Web site, including the work of previous authors. (Definition adapted from Webopedia)


An acronym for What You See Is What You Get, usually referring to a text editor where formatting changes are instantly visible. In most LMSs, many tools provide a WYSIWYG html editor, in order to easily create html code, and which automatically builds the source code.