Questions from Quizzes

Which of the following is the current trend with academic and educational technology, according to the Catalano article you read?
Answer: Learning Everywhere
Catalano Article:

Software that can be used to create an infographic through the manipulation of text, bitmaps, and vectors.
Answer: Powerpoint

Software/System for the administration, documentation, tracking, recording, and delivery of educational courses or training?
Answer: MOOC

Academic and Educational Technology Key Terms

Educational Technology: The study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources; also applied to the technological processes, resources, and systems used in doing this. The term educational technology is often associated with, and encompasses, instructional theory and learning theory. Often abbreviated as "ed tech."
BYOD (bring your own device): A policy of permitting employees, students, or teachers to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smartphones) to their workplace or classroom, and use those devices to access company or school information and applications.
Evernote: A suite of software and services designed for note-taking and archiving. A "note" can be a piece of formatted text, a Web page or an excerpt thereof, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note. Notes can also have file attachments. Notes can be sorted into folders, then tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched and exported as part of a notebook. Evernote is available on almost all mobile platforms as well as Windows and OS X; it can also be accessed via the Web. It also offers cloud storage to users, albeit with a limit on what users can use for free.
OneNote: A computer program by Microsoft for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration, including note-taking and archiving. It gathers users' notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries, including the same types of content handled by Evernote. Notes can be organized by notebook or section, reordered within a section, and include tags and annotations. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network. Microsoft has recently added cloud storage capabilities to OneNote via SkyDrive and Office 365. It is available for Windows, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices, but not OS X or Linux.
Learning management system (LMS): A software application and computer system for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of e-learning education courses or training programs. LMSs range from systems for managing training and educational records to software for distributing online or blended/hybrid college courses over the Internet with features for online collaboration. Some popular LMSs used in higher education include Blackboard, Moodle, Desire2Learn, and Canvas. FSU has standardized on Blackboard, but instructors may use other technologies (including other LMSs) as desired.
MOOC (massive open online course): An online course aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the Web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs usually provide interactive user forums that help build a community for the students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent development in distance education. MOOCs have become increasingly commercial, with providers including edX, Coursera, and Udacity (the first non-profit, the latter two for-profit).
Cloud computing: the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.
Cloud storage: A model of networked enterprise storage where data is stored not only in the user's computer, but in virtualized pools of storage which are generally hosted by third parties. Cloud storage may also be provided directly to consumers. Large cloud storage providers include Dropbox, Microsoft's SkyDrive, Google's Google Drive, and Amazon's EC2 service.
Google Apps: A service from Google providing independently customizable versions of several Google products under a custom domain name. It features several Web applications with similar functionality to traditional office suites, including Gmail, Google Groups, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Drive / Google Docs, and Google Sites. Versions of Google Apps are available for business and education, as well as until recently for individual use. Google Apps competes with Microsoft's Office 365 offering.
Office 365: A subscription-based online service and software offering from Microsoft, offering access to various services and software built around the Microsoft Office platform. The service was originally designed to provide hosted e-mail, social networking and collaboration, and cloud storage to teams, businesses, and educational institutions. As such, it first included hosted versions of Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, and Office Web Apps, along with access to the Microsoft Office desktop applications on certain plans. With the release of Office 2013, Office 365 expanded to include new plans aimed at different types of businesses and end consumers. Office 365 competes with Google Apps. Your My FSU e-mail is hosted using Office 365.