The A to Z Guide To Top Online Learning Trends

Staying on top of the trends in the ever-evolving edtech world can turn into a full time job. One can easily get lost in the sea of acronyms, terminology, digi-speak, and new concepts. While we know that many of our fabulous Edudemic readers are the few staying ahead of the curve (or at least with it!), we also know that there are lots of readers who find us because they’re making their first steps into the edtech world.

The handy infographic below takes a stroll through the alphabet to familiarize you with the A-Z of edtech terminology and online learning trends. Pick one that you’re not familiar with and do some research on it to keep yourself learning, or  share it with your less tech-obsessed colleagues!

Do you have other important terms to add for any of the letters? Leave a message in the comments!


A is for App

B is for Blended Learning

C is for Crowdsourcing and Cyberbullying

D is for Digital Citizenship

E is for E-book

F is for Flipped Classroom

G is for Gamification

H is for Hangout and Hashtag

I is for ICT and Interface

J is for Java

K is for Kinestethic learning

L is for LMS

M is for MOOC

N is for Netiquette

O is for OSS

P is for PLE and Podcast

Q is for QR code

R is for RSS

S is for Social learning and Self-learning

T is for Tablet and TED Talk

U is for USB

V is for Virus

W is for Webinar and Wiki

Y is for YouTube





  1. George papanastasiou

    November 30, 2013 at 9:18 am

    I’d like to add some terms, that fit to your imaginative infographic:
    I for Interactive Whiteboards
    D for Differentiation
    R for Robotics
    U for Universal Design for Learning
    Thank you

  2. Ryan Tracey

    December 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Reminds me of the A to Z learning game! :0)

  3. Candice Smith

    January 27, 2014 at 12:02 am

    V could have virtual classes too, specially for an online learning glossary.. Virus is a scary thing :P

    Since X has nothing you can add XML (eXtensible Markup Language)