August 14, 2013
Hello Ingvild and Gerard!
Thank you for your answers below. They are clearly understood explanations. Please see attached. It is a screen capture of the top of our web page: www.SignWriting.org/lessons
Can you see where it says: "Lessons on Web"….? Does that mean to you, that you will be visiting web pages to learn something? It is not a "course online" that is interactive… but instead web pages that show symbols…Originally I had "Lessons Online" but that started to worry me -
In my mind (my first language is Norwegian, not English) the terms 'Internet' and 'Web' are interchangeable. 'Online', to me, means something that you have to have an internet connection to accsess. If you can download the document (or any other file), then disconnect from the web, and then read the documetn, it is not an 'online document' but a 'downloadable document', such as most pdf-files. If you cannot download the file to your computer, the file stays as an 'online document'.
So I see 'downloadable from the web/internet' as distinct from 'view online', 'work on online' (as the SignPuddles) or similar.
'Online courses' may differ, if you get your course material as downloadables, then work on it, and upload your results to get response from the teacher. You have be online part of the time, but not all the time.
So 'online' means 'stay connected' and 'on the web / internet' means accessible through the web, but maybe downloadable.
Thus 'on the web / internet' is more general, 'online' is more spesific.
online is a state ... you are online
the web are those websites that start with www typically, they are the ones you use a browser for
the internet is both the infrastructure that connects computers through an open connection and it is loosely the same as the web except that there are more services that use Internet protocols that are NOT websites.`