What is courseware? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Computing fundamentals glossary:

Courseware is educational material intended as kits for teachers or trainers or as tutorials for students, usually packaged for use with a computer. Courseware can encompass any knowledge area, but information technology subjects are most common. Courseware is frequently used for delivering education about the personal computer and its most popular business applications, such as word processing and spreadsheet programs. Courseware is also widely used in information technology industry certification programs, such as the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer ( MCSE ) and the Computing Technology Industry Associaton's A+ examination.

Courseware can include:

  • Material for instructor-led classes
  • Material for self-directed computer-based training (CBT)
  • Web sites that offer interactive tutorials
  • Material that is coordinated with distance learning, such as live classes conducted over the Internet
  • Videos for use individually or as part of classes

The CD-ROM is the most common means of delivering courseware that is not offered online. For teachers and trainers, courseware content may include set-up information, a course plan, teaching notes, and exercises.

This was last updated in August 2005
Contributor(s): Yang Jing
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • VAR (value-added reseller)

    - A VAR (value-added reseller) is a company that resells software, hardware and/or networking products and provides value beyond order fulfillment. VARs may offer a range of professional services as ... (SearchITChannel.com)

  • OEM (original equipment manufacturer)

    - OEM is a term that refers to a web of relationships that typically involve a channel partner purchasing hardware or software from a vendor for inclusion in its own products. (SearchITChannel.com)

  • vendor

    - A vendor is an individual or company that sells goods or services to somone else in the economic production chain. Learn about different types of vendors. (WhatIs.com)

Glossaries

  • Computing fundamentals

    - Terms related to computer fundamentals, including computer hardware definitions and words and phrases about software, operating systems, peripherals and troubleshooting.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question. Find an Answer.Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Ask An IT Question

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Ask Question

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.