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- Emerging technology Referring to new technologies that are already available or will be developed within the next five years
- Learning Technologies Technologies that support learning or can be used to deliver learning. These technologies need to be integrated with pedagogies that will help the student learn
- Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) A course of study made available over the Internet without charge to a very large number of people: anyone who decides to take a MOOC simply logs on to the website and signs up. Ref: Oxford Online Dictionary, 
- Open Access (OA) Open access is a global movement which aims to provide unrestricted access to scholarly research outputs including peer-reviewed journals, theses, scholarly monographs and book chapters. Suber, P. 2004. Open Access Overview (definition, introduction). Earlham.edu.
- Open Education Open Education is an umbrella concept which incorporates emerging international practices in the formal education sector promoting openness and is inclusive of the concepts of Open Learning, Open Educational Resources (OER), OpenCourseWare, Open Content, Open Educational Practices (OEP), Open Access, Open Licensing, Open Policy, Open Source Software, and Open Business Models
- Open Educational Practices (OEP) Open Educational Practices (OEP) are the corresponding policies and practices which support and promote the creation, use and reuse of high quality OER
- Open Educational Resources (OER) OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.
- Open Learning Refers to an approach that allows students to learn independently, on their own or in flexible modes and flexible schedules. Some institutions offer flexible intakes into academic programs that appeal to students who are self-motivated and self-disciplined. Open learning is usually chargeable such as academic programs offered by open universities
- Open Licensing Open licensing refers to the suite of the legal tools used to grant open copyright permissions to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute resources with Creative Commons licenses being the preferred international licensing standard
- Open Policy Open policy promotes unrestricted access and open licensing of resources financed through public and philanthropic funding in order to maximize the impact of the investment. See for example: 
- Open Source Software Open Source Software is software with its source code made available with a copyright license which provides the rights to use, study, change and distribute the software for any purpose. See for example the Open Source Software definition: 
- Open Study Programme Defined as courses which are either/or: Free of charge, Accessible without prerequisites, conceived to allow access of potentially educated people
- OpenCourseWare MIT first used the term to mean course related materials such as: lecture notes, syllabi, problem sets and solutions, reading lists, exams, and video lectures. It can be taken to mean a collection of materials to support the delivery of a course that may be accessed and used by others
- Virtual Mobility means a set of activities supported by information and communications technology, including e-learning, organised at institutional level, that realise or facilitate transnational and/or international, collaborative experiences in a context of teaching and/or learning Ref: