FLOSS in technology-enhanced learning

Sara Fernandes*, Antonio Cerone, Luis Soares Barbosa, Pantelis M. Papadopoulos

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Abstract

This paper presents a comparative analysis of Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) Learning Management System (LMS). Following a selection process we analyze the functionalities and characteristics of 8 tools commonly used in formal and informal education. More specifically we focus on the availability of different tools concerning communication and assistance, such as, forum, email, calendar, portfolios, etc. Our analysis showed that despite their similarities, the appropriateness of different FLOSS LMSs can be greatly affected by the specific needs of students, instructors and institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology and Open Source
Subtitle of host publicationApplications for Education, Innovation, and Sustainability - SEFM 2012 Satellite Events, InSuEdu, MoKMaSD, and OpenCert, Revised Selected Papers
Pages121-132
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods, SEFM 2012 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 1 Oct 20125 Oct 2012
Conference number: 10

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7991 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods, SEFM 2012
Abbreviated titleSEFM
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period1/10/125/10/12

Keywords

  • E-Learning
  • FLOSS
  • Learning management system

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