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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2011, 11(4): 398-407 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of Open Source Learning Management Softwares and Presenting a Native Evaluation Tool
Mehran Kamkarhaghighi , Marjan Ghazisaedi, Marziyeh Meraji, Nahid Ramezan ghorbani, Khalil Kimiafar
, kamkar@tums.ac.ir
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Introduction: Nowadays all educational institutes are trying to use technology in their structure. This effort has been faced with different barriers, including cost, time, and support. Therefore, using open source softwares can partially help us in using technology. In this article, we review main features of several open source learning management softwares, while presenting a tool which includes all the necessary features of a Learning Management System(LMS). Methods: An evaluation tool with 118 operational features for LMS softwares was developed. Five famous open source softwares of learning management system were compared based on its variables. These sofwares were: Moodle, Olat, Dokeos, ILIAS, and Docebo. Results: Most of the open source LMS softwares have operational characteristics such as mass media, curriculum and student management, personalization, and financial management. However, they are different in details. Conclusion: There are quite a number of similarities and some differences between open source LMS softwares. Generally, choosing an open source LMS would be based on the demands of any educational organization. In this article, necessary characteristics of a suitable open source learning management computer program are presented
Keywords: Open source learning management system, E-learning, Distance learning
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: E-learning
Received: 2011/08/19 | Accepted: 2011/10/30 | Published: 2011/11/15
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Kamkarhaghighi M, Ghazisaedi M, Meraji M, Ramezan ghorbani N, Kimiafar K. Comparison of Open Source Learning Management Softwares and Presenting a Native Evaluation Tool. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2011; 11 (4) :398-407
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