TDLS 2022 - Glossary


  • TDLS: Technology and Distance Learning Symposium


  • TEA: Teachers
  • ADM: Administrators
  • STF: Support Staff

Program Strands

  • ABE: Adult Basic Education
  • ASE: Adult Secondary Education
  • CTE: Career Technical Education
  • ESL: English as a Second Language

Category Strands

  • BL: Blended Learning
    Session centers on blended instruction using multiple methods of instruction, Face-to-Face, learners using online materials, curriculum, and resources including integration of technology to help learners meet learning goals.
  • DL: Distance Learning
    Session centers on distance instruction as the primary means of instructing learners using real-time (synchronous) instruction, asynchronous tools such as learning management systems, online learning programs, or simple paper-packets distributed to learners.
  • DEA: Digital Equity and Access
    Session centers around the issues of social-economic disparities regarding access to digital tools, the Internet and more. These sessions can offer panel discussions, strategies, research, program development, and planning.
  • TI: Technology Integration
    Session centers on techniques and strategies or methods of integrating technology in the learning environment. This can include software programs, online resources, hardware implementations, and more.
  • OEA: Online Engagement and Assessment
    Session centers around specific techniques and strategies centered around engaging learners in online environments. These strategies may/or may not include methods to deploy assessments in the online environment.
  • CRR: Corrections, Re-Entry, and Rehabilitation
    Session centers around technology integration and implementation in an environment of incarcerated adults or those placed on parole, in residential re-entry centers, and within rehabilitation facilities. Prison, jail, and rehabilitation programs are particularly challenged to offer critical digital skills. Sessions providing strategies and methods would be beneficial to the field.
  • PAC: Program Administration and Coordination
    Session centers on strategies for program improvement, development, or change management. Can also include management strategies in all areas, personnel, partnerships, and negotiations.
  • SSS: Student Support Services
    Session centers around student support services provided by agencies to support learner success. These sessions can include information on student intake, transition support services, human services (i.e. child care, transportation), student orientation, and other processes or resources provided to learners.