A term referring to the different media users can access or control from a computer (video, sound, animation, text, graphics…)
Learning in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) are used to promote connections: between one learner and other learners and tutors; between a learning community and its learning resources (Jones and Steeples 2001, in 'Networked Learning: Perspectives and issues').
ODL (Open and distance learning)
The possibility of learning at a distance, outside the classroom and with a high degree of autonomy, with the help of different systems, outstandingly e-learning
The use of multimedia and exchange tools (e-mail, videoconference, joint web development…) to establish co-operation links between schools.
Expression alluding to the fact that the elderly participate less in the Information Society. For example, the low numbers of elderly people with Internet connection compared to the population as a whole.
Standards specifying the level of knowledge and competence required to successfully perform functions in the world of employment, adapted to each employment group.
Small card containing a microprocessor with a series of functions and memory. The smart card may contain key information such as, for example, a patient's clinical record.
SMEs (Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises)
According to the European Commission definition, a company employing fewer than 250 people.
Term referring to an industry based on the use of computers and telecommunications systems to carry data.
Part of a university or faculty that offers educational facilities at any time or, in theory, any place, by Internet.