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  • Ares - the current electronic reserves system provided by the University Libraries.
  • Asynchronus - in the case of online learning, this refers to a course with all materials pre-prepared to provide student access to a learning environment independent of time and location where a student can consume and digest course content, complete and submit assessments, projects and papers anytime (with the exception of coursework related submission deadlines) from anywhere with an Internet connection.
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  • Blended Class - a class that meets face to face, in-class for some portion of the semester, and is delivered online the remainder of the class time either synchronously or asynchronously.
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  • Chunking - preparing course content to better facilitate and organize student online learning/reading similar to arranging course content into units/modules for a face to face class but with special attention paid to organizing content in ways the recognize the different learning environment that online learning presents.

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  • Fully online class - a class that has no face to face, in-class time delivered either synchronously or asynchronously.
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  • IAS: Integrated Administrative System - is the University's enterprise system containing student and human resource records. University Applications Development (UAD) provides customized, hands-on training to University employees that are authorized to use the system for job related tasks. PeopleSoft is the enterprise application most often associated with IAS and is the current student and human resources information system in use at UAlbany.
  • ITLAL: The Institute for Teaching, Learning and Academic Leadership – on-campus resource for pedagogical integration of technology in teaching and learning.
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  • Lecture Capture - lecture capture involves any technology that allows instructors to record classroom activities and makes that recording available electronically. It is not intended to replace in-class instruction, but to complement it and provide supplemental content for fully online classes offered in the future. There is no strict interpretation of what constitutes lecture capture. Lecture capture could be an audio recording made with an iPod, a software capture program that records cursor movement and other on-screen activity for demonstration purposes with an audio voiceover, a webcasting platform set up in a permanent studio/classroom to provide audio and video recordings of presentations that may incorporate slides or other digital resources.
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  • Multimedia Asset Management - the broad definition of Multimedia Asset Management consists of management tasks and decisions surrounding the ingestion, annotation, cataloging, storage, retrieval and distribution of media assets such as movies, documents, and audio files. This term also encompasses the protocol for downloading, maintaining, backing up, rating, grouping, archiving, optimizing, thinning (or weeding of assets), exporting, and sharing files. The term is sometimes interchanged with Digital Asset Management System or Content Management System.
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  • OTL: Online Teaching and Learning - technological and pedagogical infrastructure and support designed to provide a secure, reliable platform(s) for the delivery and consumption of fully online, blended, and web enhanced classes.

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  • Synchronous - in the case of online learning, this refers to a learning environment that for some portion of, or for the entirety of, the course the instructor and students meet live via a web conferencing tool at specific times from any locations with an Internet connection, similar to a face to face class in regard to class meeting times, such as M-W-F from 10:00AM - 10:50AM, or every Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM, but with the instructor and students separated by physical location.
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  • VDI: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure - remote desktop virtualization implementations operate as client/server computing environments. Application execution takes place on a remote operating system which is linked to the local client device over a network using a remote display protocol through which the user interacts with the application. All applications and data used remain on the remote system with only display, keyboard, and mouse information communicated with the local client device which may be a conventional PC/laptop, a thin client device, a tablet, or even a smartphone. A common implementation of this approach is to host multiple desktop operating system instances on a server hardware platform running a hypervisor. This is generally referred to as "Virtual Desktop Infrastructure" or "VDI". At UAlbany, that means that expensive software, such as SPSS or Adobe Creative Suite, used in courses by instructors to help students understand and work with course content can be delivered to students at no direct cost to them. It can also provide faculty and staff access to all of the desktop applications they use in their daily work related activities from any remote location with Internet access.
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  • Web Conferencing - web conferencing is a virtual LIVE online meeting of two or more persons at various locations for the purposes of presenting, sharing, collaborating, and/or creating information. Interactive features may include screen sharing, white board, polling, audio and video.
  • Web enhanced class - a class that meets face to face for the entire semester with supplemental materials available online.

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