Do You Have the Edtech Lingo Down?

When was the last time you were at an edtech conference and heard fragmented conversations laced with the latest education lingo and acronyms? Does flipped classroom, blended learning, gamification, OER, BYOD sound familiar? Here at Getting Smart, we toss around many of these words every day and work constantly to keep up with the latest trends. We understand how confusing it can be, which is why we’ve decided to share this great Edtech Cheat Sheet by Boundless. Enjoy!

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Where's the "cheat sheet"?


Sarah Cargill

Hi Kevin, Thanks for stopping by! Try refreshing to see if the infographic appears.

Ford Henley

You forgot Online Proctoring. ;)

Debt Free Teen

I don't see hybrid school. I attended Pacific Coast High School in Tustin, CA, a public school college prep high school that has a few classes on campus, a lot online and some labs. It was a great experience and prepared me so well for college. And it was free. I had time to explore other interests outside of my schoolwork and I started several businesses while still in high school.


Switched from IE to Chrome and the graphic appeared.

Kathy Diver

I heard something the other day called Challenge Based Learning in association with a STEM institute. I wonder if this is also ed tech lingo or if it is associated with a more general educational experience.

Chris Ryan

I wouldn't define Instructional Technology this way at all. This is the definition of "Educational Technology," in fact. I agree with wikipedia: "instructional technology is "the theory and practice of design, development, utilization, management, and evaluation of processes and resources for learning,"

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