List of terms CALL students should know


List compiled by Derek Roff

Windows: Operating system created by Microsoft. Recent versions include Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP, and now Window Vista.

Mac:

Linux:

Tablet PC:

Servers (usually Unix/Linux, or Windows Server):

Smart Board:

Clickers:

Course management systems (CMS): Moodle, Blackboard, WebCT, Sakai:

Hot Potatoes:

e-reserve:

PDF:

Web sites:

Dreamweaver:

CSS:

HTML:

XML:

Dynamic HTML:

interactive courseware CD:

CD-ROM:

CD-R:

CD-RW:

DVD:

DVD-RAM:

DVD+/-R:

DVD+/-RW:

dual layer/double layer (DL):

DVD Region Codes:

PAL:

NTSC:

Blu-Ray:

HD-DVD:

MPEG-2:

MPEG-4:

QuickTime:

AVI:

Real Player:

Windows Media Player:

iTunes:

iPod:

MP3:

MP3 player:

podcasting:

blogs (audio and video/vodcasting):

audio, video compression:

video codec:

mailing list:

listserv:

forum:

blogosphere:

Web chat:

audio, video (A/V) chat:

Skype (VoIP):

text messaging / texting / SMS:

YouTube:

MySpace:

FaceBook:

Flickr:

BitTorrent:

Second Life:

RSS/Atom news-reader:

feeds:

Wiki:

digital audio, video streaming:

audio, video DV video format:

Firewire

iLink

IEEE 1394 (equivalencies):

HD video audio:

iMovie:

iDVD:

PhotoShop:

JPEG:

GIF:

PNG:

LCD:

DLP data projectors:

SVGA:

XGA:

Screen/computer/projector resolutions:

Unicode:

fonts:

input methods:

keyboard layouts:

External hard drive:

backups:

USB 1.1, 2.0:

FireWire 400, 800 (Firewire

iLink

IEEE 1394):

Ethernet network terms:
  • LAN:
  • WAN:
  • DSL:
  • cable modem:
  • broadband:
  • Cat 5e:
  • Cat 6:
  • ISP:

Wireless-related terms:
  • 802.11a/b/g/n:
  • WEP
  • WPA:
  • WPA2:
  • Wi-Fi:
  • Bluetooth:

Flash drive/thumb drive/pen drive/USB drive:

copyright:

DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act):

.txt:

.doc:

.pdf:

.xls:

KB:

MB:

GB:

TB:

1024 KB

1 MB; 1024 MB

1 GB; 1024 GB

1 TB (equivalencies), BUT sometimes base 10 is used (network speeds, for example): 1,000 kilobits per second

1 megabit per second