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jeudi 19 juillet 2018 ExtraLORNET  •   English

TELOS - Glossaire / Version 0.3


The TELOS Glossary of Terms is part of the TELOS architecture documents that also comprise

  • TELOS Vision and Orientations
  • TELOS Glossary of Terms
  • TELOS Use Cases Specifications
  • TELOS Software Architecture

This TELOS glossary of terms includes terms appearing in the other architecture documents, together with terms selected from the eduSource Glossary of Terms and other Glossary that are of particular interest to the TELOS architecture.

It is a living document that will accompany all the TELOS related activities throughout the life of the project. It will be regularly updated to reflect the evolution of the architecture.

This Glossary of terms is described using three columns:

  • Term – the key word being defined
  • Definition – a short definition of the key word and its usage in eduSource documents; the actual definition may not reflect the origin of the term
  • Source – the original source of the definition

The set of sources are taken from:

  • ANSI: American National Standards Institute
  • CETIS: Centre for Educational Technology Interoperability Standards
  • COD: Concise Oxford Dictionary
  • DOI: Digital Object Identifier
  • eduSource: specific terms used in the eduSource architecture documents
  • IEEE: predominantly from the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee
  • IETF: predominantly terms related to the Internet Protocol Suite and its associated applications
  • IMS: generic IMS usage
  • IMS/CP: IMS Content Packaging specification
  • IMS/DRI: IMS Digital Repositories Interoperability specification
  • IMS/Ent: IMS Enterprise specification
  • IMS/ES: IMS Enterprise Service specification
  • IMS/IAF: IMS Abstract FrameworkIMS/LD: IMS Learning Design specification
  • IMS/LIP: IMS Learner Information Package specification
  • IMS/MD: IMS Metadata specification
  • IMS/QTI: IMS Question & Test Interoperability specification
  • IMS/RDCEO: IMS Reusable Definition for Competency and Educational Objectives specification
  • IMS/SS: IMS Simple Sequencing specification
  • ISO/IEC: a formal definition from the ISO/IEC
  • JISC: Joint Information Systems Committee
  • LC: Learning Circuit Glossary
  • OKI: Open Knowledge Initiative activities
  • SC36: ISO/IEC JCT1 SC36 committee
  • SCORM: ADL's Sharable Content Object Reference Model
  • UML: Unified Modeling Language Dictionary
  • W3C: World Wide Web Consortium

Common acronyms for computer science and web terms:

  • XSLT – Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations
  • FTP - File Transfer Protocol
  • HTML - Hypertext Markup Language
  • LDAP - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
  • WSDL - Web Services Description Language
  • URI  - Universal Resource Identifier
  • URL - Universal Resource Locator
  • WSDL - Web Services Description Language
  • XML  - Extensible Markup Language


  • Gilbert Paquette, Télé-université
  • Karin Lundgren-Cayrol, Télé-université
  • Ottman Basir, Waterloo University
  • Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa
  • Christopher Brooks, University of Saskatchewan
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