Glossary Category L

Lurker

Those who observe the activities of an online community without engaging themselves are colloquially known as lurkers. By most estimates, lurkers make up the vast majority of online communities with most of the user-generated content in those communities coming from…

Leaderboard

Leaderboards are a popular form of community gamification in which the top performing members are displayed according to their contribution to the community. How rankings are determined depends on values and priorities of the community, but they are typically the…

Lurker

The majority of your community — or at least a big part of it — will be comprised of lurkers. They are the ones who maintain a presence within your community but don’t take an active part in it. They…

Locality

A high-locality community might be one that serves a real town, perhaps even just a neighborhood. The referents and discussion are real to many, if not most, of the participants. You could get an answer to “What do you think…

Learning Management System (LMS)

A learning management system (often abbreviated as LMS) is a piece of software used to create online courses. In other words, learning management systems allow teachers, instructors, and creators to build, organize, manage, and deliver coursework via an online course…

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