Ed. Tech.

New Jersey Public School Technology Survey

Glossary

AUP- (acceptable use policy)- a policy developed guiding user Internet access and computer use. (See survey item 15, 16)

Bandwidth- a term used to express the amount of information that can flow through a given point at any given time. (See survey item 12)

Compressed Video- this processes video images and transmits changes from one frame to the next which reduces the bandwidth to send them over a telecommunications channel; reduces cost. (See survey item 10)

Desktop conferencing- using a desktop computer to send and receive video, audio and text in real-time via the Internet. (See survey item 10)

Direct Link- if you are not using a phone line to connect to the Internet, you are a direct link and probably using one of these type of lines: T-1, T-3, 56k or fiber. (See survey item 12)

High Speed - Speeds equaling T-1 or greater

Interactive TV- two or more sites where students can interact using both video and audio. (See survey item 10)

Multi-Media Capable Computers- Pentiums or Power Macs and above (See survey item 21)

On-Line - For purposes of this question, the word online refers to a local server or the web.

PDA – Personal Digital Assistant; this would include handheld devices such as Palm Pilots, Handsprings, etc. (See survey item 21)

School Codes- A code assigned to each school district and school by the New Jersey Department of Education.  Click here to see a list of district and school codes.

Thin Client - A thin client is a low-cost computer that does not have CD-ROM players, diskette drives, and expansion slots which uses applications stored on a server.