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Virtual classroom

A classroom that is not real, but exists online. Students can access it and there are often interactive aspects to the classroom.

Interactive

Virtual world

A computer-based, simulated environment intended for its users to inhabit and interact with via avatars.

Avatar

VLN

See Virtual Learning Network

Virtual Learning Network

Virtual Learning network (VLN) He kotuinga ako a- ipurangi

An online network that provides a range of services to support learning opportunities that might not otherwise be available to students in their school. E.g. A teacher in one school runs a course by VLN and students from other schools can participate in it remotely. They use a video system that allows them to all be linked, seeing and talking with each other at the same time. Not unlike Skype or Facetime. The VLN is provided by the Ministry of Education through a contract with CORE.

Skype, Facetime

Virus

Is a program that, once it enters your computer, takes over and can do serious damage to your files hard disk, erasing files etc. It can be spread through emails, SMS etc.

Files, Hard disk, SMS