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close this bookNutrition education for the public. Discussion papers of the FAO Expert Consultation (Rome, Italy, 18-22 September 1995) - FAO Food and Nutrition Paper 62 - (1997)
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View the documentPreface
Open this folder and view contentsPast experiences and needs for nutrition education: Summary and conclusions of nine case studies
Open this folder and view contentsA framework for nutrition education programmes
Open this folder and view contentsEducation and communication strategies for different groups and settings
Open this folder and view contentsTraining needs for nutrition education: Guidelines for in-service training of nutrition educators
Open this folder and view contentsEvaluation of nutrition education programmes: Implications for programme planners and evaluators
Open this folder and view contentsNew developments in nutrition education utilising computer technology
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Glossary

Almanac: a tool to navigate the electronic information highway, text only.

Applications to distance learning: using computers and technology to teach students in a location separate from instructors.

Browsers: a software designed to navigate in world wide web.

Bulletin board: an electronic bulletin board is a place where messages are stored and anyone may browse the messages. These are often called NEWS GROUPS.

CD-Rom: a high density storage medium on which electronic data is etched and read by a laser beam.

Computer conferencing: emulates face-to-face conference where many people meet to discuss an issues of common concerns. Participants can generally contribute their comments at their own convenience.

Computer-mediated communications: when a computer is used as a go-between between a teacher and student; between a health care giver and the patient.

Computer-text-on-screen: text, similar to that found in a text book, is programmed into a computer file and shown on a computer screen.

Cyberspace: a popular term referring to world wide web (WWW).

Desktop publishing: publishing by means of a personal computer. It synthesises the capabilities of typesetting, graphic design; book production and platemaking in one integrated, cost effective hardware and software station.

Electronic mail (e-mail): is electronic mail; a document sent from one individual to another via an electronic delivery service.

FIDONET: a network of more than 15,000 individual computerized bulletin boards.

Floppy disks: a magnetic storage medium.

Global information highway: electronic access to global information.

Gopher: a tool to navigate the electronic information highway, text only.

Interactive television (ITV): television that provides at least one-way video and two-way audio; may use two-way audio and two-way video allowing everyone to feel like they are in the same room.

Internet: a system of interconnected computer networks. It provides access to computers, electronic mail, bulletin boards, databases and discussion groups.

Kiosk: a computer housed in a box.

Laser disk: a large phonograph size record that has images, video, sound and other impressions permanently pressed into its service. It is played on a laser disk player.

Linkage applications: computer software applications that require a link by telephone or other communication tool.

Listserv: an electronic discussion group organised around a common interest or topic. To become a member of a Listserv one sends an e-mail message to the List owner or List management software.

Mosaic: a software for navigating the world wide web.

Multimedia: definitions vary but the term has come to represent fully integrated components which include sound and/or music, full motion video, interactions with the user, non-linear navigation and more. Some educators define multimedia as text, graphics and animations on computer screens, perhaps complemented by audio. A light hearted definition is any media that have more than three plugs into an electrical source.

Netscape: a software to navigate the world wide web.

On-line applications: programmes that run with connection to networks, modems, satellite, or other electronic communication technology (e.g. e-mail).

Quick-time-movies: a phrase for incorporating video into computer programmes.

Satellite media tour: an interviewee is placed in a studio with a satellite connection that allows two-way audio and two-way video with interviewers in other locations.

Stand-alone applications: computer software that require no more than the computer and perhaps some peripherals like a laser disk player and/or a CD-ROM drive.

Telemedicine: use of telecommunication technologies to deliver medical information and services to locations at a distance from the care giver or educator.

Touch-screen computer system: a computer with a monitor that responds to the touch of the finger on a screen rather than use of keyboard or mouse.

World Wide Web (WWW): a tool for working with collections of data or databases around the world.