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Commonly Used Abbreviations

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    Commonly Used Abbreviations

    ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act

    AWE: Automated writing evaluation

    BYOD: Bring Your Own Device

    CAI: Computer-assisted instruction

    CART: Communication Access Real-time Translation system for the deaf

    CCCC: Conference on College Composition and Communication

    CIO: Chief Information Officer

    DIWE: Daedalus Integrated Writing Environment

    dWPA: Distance writing program administrator

    EC: CCCC Executive Committee

    ELI: EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative

    EPSS: Electronic performance support system

    ET: Educational Technologist

    FAQs: Frequently-asked questions

    FYW: First-year writing

    GED: General Education Development

    HTML: HyperText Markup Language

    ID: Instructional Designer

    IM: instant messaging or text-based chat

    IWCA: International Writing Centers Association

    LAN: Local-area network

    LDE: little distance education

    LGBTQ: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer

    LMS: Learning management system

    MOOC: Massive open online course

    MOOEE: Massive open online educational experience

    NMC: New Media Consortium

    OWC: Online writing course

    OWI: Online writing instruction, inclusive of both the hybrid and the fully online settings

    OWL: Online writing lab (or center)

    PM: Project management

    RAD: replicable, aggregable, and data-supported research

    SMS: short-message service, also known as texting

    TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language

    UDL: Universal Design for Learning

    WAC: Writing across the Curriculum

    WAI: Web Accessibility Initiative

    WCAG 2.0: Web Content Authoring Guidelines 2.0

    WCAG: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

    WPA: Writing program administrator

    WYSIWYG: what you see is what you get

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