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By rjohn126 ·
Is there a definition for the following and what is the reference for it?

Web-based
Web-enabled
Web-enhanced

Thanks for any assistance.

Rod Johnson

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by TheChas In reply to Web definitions

I assume that you are referring to software.

Web-based, means just what it says, you access and run the software from an internet connection.
This can also apply to databases.

Web-enabled, means that the software, (usually encyclopedias and other reference software) is designed to tie into a web browser to access updated content.

Web-enhanced, means that the authors have set-up a web site, or have built in a series of links to more detailed or current information available on the web. While the basic information is on the software you bought, there is more information posted on linked web sites.

Of course, as with all computer terms, these are being adopted for other uses.
Web-enabled games for instance. You can play the game on your PC, or you can link-up with other players with the "web-enabled" software.

Hope this helps, Chas

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by rjohn126 In reply to Web definitions

Thanks for your input.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Web definitions

These are "official" definitions, but the way I would describe them:

Web-based: The service is running entirely or primarily from a web page or web server.

Web-enabled: A piece of software that is capable of retrieving information from or posting information to a web page.

Web-enhanced: A piece of software that has been a stand-alone piece of software that can now use some aspect of the web to improve it's functionality.

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by mm212 In reply to Web definitions

Sorry for the typo in the above answer. That should read:

These are NOT "official" definitions.

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by mm212 In reply to Web definitions

For some reason my info didn't get put on that previous answer. If you think it deserves points, please give them to this answer. Thanks!

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Web definitions

web-based:
from http://www.scis.nova.edu/~henkeh/story1.htm

Defining Web-Based Instruction

Khan (1997) defines Web-Based Instruction (WBI) as: "...a hypermedia-based instructional program which utilizes the attributes and resources of the World Wide
Web to create a meaningful learning environment where learning is fostered and supported." Relan and Gillami (1997a) define WBI as: "...the application of a
repertoire of cognitively oriented instructional strategies within a constructivistand collaborative learning environment, utilizing the attributes and resources of the
World Wide Web."

Just substitute "x" for instruction for other uses of "web-based".
web-enhanced from:
http://edp.uwsuper.edu/frames/frames.php?frametype=bottom&headerpage=distancelearn.html&contentpage=http://online.uwsuper.edu/SpringOnline/default.htm&picturepage= Online* Courses or Web-enhanced** Courses
Web-enhanced** Courses:

Web-enhanced courses are on-campus courses that are scheduled to meet at regular times and places, but use online resources and/or testing.

You may substitute "x" for courses. web-enhanced is something plus the web.

web-enabled from http://www.gtnews.com/articles_se/2954.html1. Initially, the web was little more than a bulletin board enabling documents and data to be posted and viewed through a web browser.
2. The next wave of development provided dynamic, or two-way, access to posted documents so that a remote reader could update a document online through a
web browser.
3. The latest development is to limit what can be seen through the web browser either by authorization level or personal customization.
4. In addition to providing dynamic data exchange over the web, an integrated state-of-the-art treasury application automates the workflow rules.

Substitute "x" for treasury software to adapt to other uses of web-enabled.

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