ALN - Asynchronous Learning Network (Anytime/Anywhere Learning Network) is a method of instructional delivery by which the students have the flexibility of learning at anytime from anywhere over the Internet.
Banner - A computer software application that integrates student, financial, human resources, financial aid, and alumni data.
Blackboard Learn - A course management system used to support web-based teaching and learning at MCC.
Blended - See Hybrid
Distance Education - Instructor and student are in different locations
FTF - Face-to-Face usually used in reference to the method of traditional classroom instruction
Homepage - Starting point for a website
http - Hypertext transfer protocol - part of the web address that indicates the format of a resource
Hybrid - Blend of face-to-face instruction with online learning activities. In a hybrid course, a significant part of the learning is online and seat time is reduced.
Internet - Network of interconnected computers around the world
Internet Service Provider (ISP) - Corporation/Institution that provides access to the Internet (ex: AOL, Frontier, Time Warner, Juno, etc.)
Module - A unit of study
Netiquette - protocol for Internet behavior
Online - On the Internet
Search Engine - A tool that searches the web for specific resources
Open SUNY - Open SUNY is a SUNY-wide collaboration that opens the door to world-class online-enabled learning opportunities.
URL - Universal Resource Locator - the location (address) of a web page
Web Browser - Software to navigate the Internet (Ex: Chrome and Firefox are best to use when using the Blackboard Learn Course Management System.
Web Enhanced - Traditional face-to-face courses that are augmented with online activities