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Attention creative minds: Help needed to create an acronym

By Beth Blakely ·
A friend of mine is the e-learning coordinator for a group of community and technical colleges. She needs to come up with one acronym to describe the people from each college who'll have limited sys admin privileges to the course management system, Blackboard ( ).
She's hoping to use words like e-learning, campus system admin, facilitator, helper, support, etc. to form it. All she's come up with so far is "elf" for e-learning facilitators, but that's a bit too cutesy for her tastes.
Anyone have any bright ideas?
<i>*Edited to (hopefully) clarify. ;-)</i>

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Why an acronym?

by Tig2 In reply to Attention creative minds: ...

Having spent ten years married to the Navy, I learned that there are acronyms for EVERYTHING. Another service person would laugh at the sign I kept on my door, "CommNavHomePac". But no one else would get it.

And therein the problem. Too often acronyms are created but the meaning is obscure.

In my personal opinion, your friend would be better off to establish a naming convention for each school that is mnemonic.

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To clarify...

by Beth Blakely In reply to Why an acronym?

Each college will not have its own acronym. Everyone in the group will be called by the same name, whether it's ELF, or what have you. She'll be communicating to all colleges using just the one name.

Sorry for the confusion.

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heres a few

by w2ktechman In reply to Attention creative minds: ...

but elf might work better

facilitator for e-learning campus support

support helper for e-learning

e-learning system admin

blackboard e-learning campus helper

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I had a few more minutes

by w2ktechman In reply to heres a few

so I thought that I would help a bit more on this tough project

blackboard e-learning technical support

blackboard learning action supervisor of technical support

public elearning technical support

facilitator of e-learning technical support

panicked investigator of support services

powerful electronic software technical support

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Well here is one that might be interesting

by j.lupo In reply to Attention creative minds: ...

support e-learning facilitator

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by Tink! In reply to Attention creative minds: ...

SAEL - (pronouced SAIL) System Admins of E-Learning

HELP - Helpers of E-Learning Program

EASE - E-learning Administrative Support Engineers

FASE - Facilitators of Administrative Support for E-learning

(personally I liked ELSA and SELF previously suggested - and BELCH was good for a giggle)

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How about...

by Leee In reply to Attention creative minds: ...


Implementation &


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Too cute?

by jdmercha In reply to Attention creative minds: ...

CUTE - College Unit Technical Expert
ELOCSS - E-Learning On-Campus Support Staff
CLOWNS - College Learning Officers With No Sense
ELLA - E-Learning Local Admin
FELLA - Facilitator of E-Learning, Local Admin
BELSS - Blackboard E-Learning Support Staff
Black BELTS - BLACKBoard E-Learning Technical Staff

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Never should have got me started on this one.

by jdmercha In reply to Too cute?

FOOLS - Facilitators Of On-Line Stuff
FOOTS - Facilitators Of On-line Technical Support
FEET - Facilitators of Easy E-learning Technology
TOE - Technical Operations Engineer

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Big Toe!

by Beth Blakely In reply to Never should have got me ...

"An army without leaders is like a foot without a big toe." --Stripes

I'm crackin' up over here.

Thanks for all the great suggestions. I LOVE BlackBELTS.

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