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Webinar vs Course - What's the difference?

webinar | course |

As a noun webinar

is .

As a verb course is




Alternative forms

* sometimes capitalized: Webinar


(wikipedia webinar) (en noun)
  • An interactive seminar conducted via the World Wide Web. Usually a live presentation, lecture or workshop that happens in real time, as users participate through chatting, video-chatting, file-sharing, or asking questions with a microphone.
  • I just got an email invitation to a webinar on the value of primary sources.
  • * 2002 , Ann Rockley, Managing Enterprise Content [http://print.google.com/print?id=61WSVFLVVn8C&pg=PA274&lpg=PA274&sig=srg1AwSMEcWWtFSXInCxYDFXaMo]:
  • Web conferences or Webinars are a great way to learn about products or subjects of interest.
  • * 2003 , Francoise Tourniaire, Just Enough CRM [http://print.google.com/print?id=hjgcsD02yjUC&pg=PA168&lpg=PA168&sig=BpRLdepR6kOg5bs90hH9qiV5dVY]:
  • Webinars are often painfully short on exposure to the actual product, devoting half of the typical one-hour length to an “expert” disserting on some lofty topic, another fifteen minutes to a fluffy presentation about the company and its strategic direction, and a scant five minutes to a quick demo.
  • * 2003 , Andrea Learned, quoted in Martha Barletta's Marketing to Women [http://print.google.com/print?id=hQKnE5aIu5IC&pg=PA93&lpg=PA93&sig=0Xj5El2z1UkcFVD8xg5WN74mMZQ]:
  • It's not that all women aren't interested in learning to download files or take Webinars , it's that their “why bother” factor may well kick in.
  • * 2006 , Selling Power , Volume 26, Issues 1-9, page 44:
  • Register today for our informative webinar and executive book offer.
  • * 2011 , Jon Wuebben, Content is Currency: Developing Powerful Content for Web and Mobile , page 28:
  • One other point: An impressive site design can never rescue poorly written copy, sloppy videos, or boring webinar recordings.
  • * 2013 , Kristin Kipp, Teaching on the Education Frontier , page 82:
  • Although there are many other tools that are available in a webinar tool, these are the ones you'll find yourself using most often.






    (en noun)
  • A sequence of events.
  • # A normal or customary sequence.
  • #* Shakespeare
  • The course of true love never did run smooth.
  • #* Milton
  • Day and night, / Seedtime and harvest, heat and hoary frost, / Shall hold their course .
  • # A programme, a chosen manner of proceeding.
  • # Any ordered process or sequence or steps.
  • # A learning program, as in a school.
  • #* 1661 , , The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond
  • During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant
  • #* {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The attack of the MOOCs , passage=Since the launch early last year of […] two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses , the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations. University brands built in some cases over centuries have been forced to contemplate the possibility that information technology will rapidly make their existing business model obsolete.}}
  • # A treatment plan.
  • # A stage of a meal.
  • # The succession of one to another in office or duty; order; turn.
  • #* Bible, 2 Chron. viii. 14
  • He appointed the courses of the priests.
  • A path that something or someone moves along.
  • # The itinerary of a race.
  • # A racecourse.
  • # The path taken by a flow of water; a watercourse.
  • # (sports) The trajectory of a ball, frisbee etc.
  • # (golf) A golf course.
  • # (nautical) The direction of movement of a vessel at any given moment.
  • # (navigation) The intended passage of voyage, such as a boat, ship, airplane, spaceship, etc.
  • (nautical) The lowest square sail in a fully rigged mast, often named according to the mast.
  • .
  • A row or file of objects.
  • # (masonry) A row of bricks or blocks.
  • # (roofing) A row of material that forms the roofing, waterproofing or flashing system.
  • # (textiles) In weft knitting, a single row of loops connecting the loops of the preceding and following rows.
  • (music) A string on a lute.
  • (music) A pair of strings played together in some musical instruments, like the vihuela.
  • Derived terms

    * bird course * courseless * courselike * crash course * due course * let nature take its course * massive open online course (MOOC) * of course * off course * on course


  • To run or flow (especially of liquids and more particularly blood).
  • The oil coursed through the engine.
    Blood pumped around the human body courses throughout all its veins and arteries.
  • * 2013 , Martina Hyde, Is the pope Catholic?'' (in ''The Guardian , 20 September 2013)[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/20/is-pope-catholic-atheists-gay-people-abortion]
  • He is a South American, so perhaps revolutionary spirit courses through Francis's veins. But what, pray, does the Catholic church want with doubt?
  • To run through or over.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • The bounding steed courses the dusty plain.
  • To pursue by tracking or estimating the course taken by one's prey; to follow or chase after.
  • * Shakespeare
  • We coursed him at the heels.
  • To cause to chase after or pursue game.
  • to course greyhounds after deer


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