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Appendix 11.4: Acronyms Expanded

Acronym Expansion or explanation
ACL Adult and Community Learning
ADSL Broadband connection technology (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line)
API Application Programming Interface
APOD Adaptive Personalisation based On Data held elsewhere
APUA Adaptive Personalisation based on User Activity
CETIS UK Centre For Educational Technology Interoperability Standards
CIE Common Information Environment
DNER The Distributed National Electronic Resource UK
EEVL The Internet Guide to Engineering, Mathematics and Computing
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FE Further Education
FHE Further and Higher Education
FHEI Further and Higher Education Institution
FOAF Friend Of A Friend
HE Higher Education
HESA Higher Education Statistics Agency
HR Human Resources
ICT Information and Communication Technologies
IPR Intellectual Property Rights
J2EE Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition
JISC The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) supports further and higher education in the UK by providing strategic guidance, advice and opportunities to use Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to support teaching, learning, research and administration. JISC is funded by all the UK post16 and higher education funding councils
JISC IE The JISC Information Environment
JISC IEA The JISC Information Environment Architecture (see Appendix 6)
JSR 168 The Java Portlet Specification
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. A set of protocols for accessing information directories
MLE Managed Learning Environment
OPAC On-line Public Access Catalogue (Library)
OSI Open Systems Interconnection
RDN Resource Discovery Network
RDN VTS The RDN Virtual Training Suite
ROI Return on Investment
RSLP Research Support Libraries Programme UK
RSS Really Simple Syndication
SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol <http://www.w3.org/TR/soap/>
SPP The RDN Subject Portals Project
UDDI Universal Discovery Description and Integration
URI Uniform Resource Identifier
VLE Virtual Learning Environment
WSDL Web Services Description Language
WSRP Web Services for Remote Portlets
XML eXtensible Markup Language
XSLT eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformation
ZOPE Zope is an open source Web application server <http://www.zope.org/>

 


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