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An analysis of the software development processes of open source E-learning systems

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dc.contributor.author Krishnamurthy, Aarthy
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Rory V.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-09T09:13:45Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-09T09:13:45Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3298
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In recent years there has been a rapid increase in demand for e-learning systems. The software development process plays a crucial role in the design and development of a high-quality e-learning system. However, to date, there is no comprehensive comparative study of open source software (OSS) development process for different OS e-learning systems. This hinders the development of a generalized OSS development process, a key requisite for rapidly developing highquality OS e-learning systems. This paper provides a full analysis of different existing and successful OS e-learning software systems and the best practices followed in the e-learning development. In particular, this paper investigates the software development activities of Moodle, Dokeos and ILIAS. An activity flow representation that describes their current development practices is constructed individually for all three OS e-learning systems. Further, a comprehensive comparative analysis is carried out that leads to an explicit identification of various development stages of the three OS e-learning systems en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 20th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement (EuroSPI 2013) [Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement Communications in Computer and Information Science];364, pp. 60-71
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39179-8_6
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject activity flow diagram en_US
dc.subject E-learning en_US
dc.subject open source software en_US
dc.subject software development processes en_US
dc.title An analysis of the software development processes of open source E-learning systems en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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