OCIRA = Ohio Council of the International Reading Association
OCLC = Online Computer Library Center (information/cataloging system)
occur, occurred, occurring, occurrence
ODBC = Open Database Connectivity (A standard method of sharing data between databases and other programs.)
OERI = Office of Educational Research and Improvement (of U.S. Dept. of Education)
Office of Educational Research and Improvement = OERI
Ohio Council of the International Reading Association = OCIRA
OISE = Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
OK (preferred over okay in WNWD)
Oklahoma Reading Association = ORA
one-on-one (hyphenate as adjective preceding its noun; otherwise open)
one-to-one (hyphenate as adjective preceding its noun; spell out on first use, use 1:1 in subsequent uses)
online (preferred over the hyphenated form on-line)
APA 6th, WNWD, and CMS 15th, and specify on-line as the proper form of an adjective preceding its noun. However, NCTE journals use the closed form, online. ILA writers and editors should use online for the sake of consistency with our former electronic journal, Reading Online.
Note this change in ILA style: "online bookstore" will no longer routinely be capitalized.
Online Computer Library Center = OCLC
- The term Online Marketplace constitutes the name of ILA's e-commerce site and should therefore be capitalized in most applications. The phrase is lowercased only when used explicitly as a generic term: ILA's Online Marketplace, like any other online marketplace, invites users to choose among a wide variety of products.
- The term Marketplace, when used as a shortened form of Online Marketplace, should also be capitalized.
on-screen (adjective preceding noun)
This term is hyphenated as both an adjective and an adverb.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education = OISE
Open Database Connectivity = ODBC
Open Society Institute = OSI
ORA = Oklahoma Reading Association or Oregon Reading Association
Ordinary least squares
Oregon Reading Association = ORA
OSI = Open Society Institute (Soros)