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Pages: 7056-7061
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.2652

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

THE ROLE OF OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGY IN DEVELOPMENT OF E-LEARNING EDUCATION

S. Khan1, M. Alajmi2

1Imam University (SAUDI ARABIA)
2King Saud University (SAUDI ARABIA)
With the use of distance learning tools or especially open source tools, the student learning can be more elastic with respect to location and time constraints. So, students can access information at any time and everywhere either in libraries or during the lectures. Cost is the one of the most significant limitations of distance learning compared to traditional learning. Generalizing the practice of Open Source Software will supply progress of learning tools and enlarges the educational quality. As far as the literature is reviewed, not much research has already been conducted about the comparisons of open source learning management systems in remoteness education. In this study, some analyses and comparisons would be made about open source learning management systems i.e. Moodle was outstanding with many features among other LMS that aspires to get better the educational quality and contain the tools that an e-learning system should have along with library system i.e. Koha and Dspace would be studied.

User satisfaction has forever been significant for software victory whether it is Open Source Software (OSS) or commercial proprietary software. Even though nobody believes that OSS always has reduced usability, as there are a lot of instances of good working open source software, it would still be approved that OSS usability has scope for additional development. This paper presents a practical investigation to study the collision of few major areas on OSS usability from developers' points of observation. This paper will present an analysis regarding importance of open source software that we are carried out regarding development of OSS usability from OSS developer’s point of view, users, contributors, and business standpoint. The research model of this practical investigation studies and sets up the connection between the major usability factors from developers' standpoint and OSS usability.

In this paper, we add to this growing understanding for how to describe the ways and means for distressing control within and across open source software (OSS) projects, as well as the applicants and technologies that facilitates these projects and the larger communities of practice in which they function and work together. Particularly, our involvement centers around providing an option standpoint and analytical build that presents multilevel analysis and clarification, as well as a structure for comparison and simplification based on observed studies of OSS projects, work practices, development methods, and community dynamics.
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author = {Khan, S. and Alajmi, M.},
title = {THE ROLE OF OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGY IN DEVELOPMENT OF E-LEARNING EDUCATION},
series = {9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN17 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-3777-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2017.2652},
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month = {3-5 July, 2017},
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DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2017.2652
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S. Khan, M. Alajmi (2017) THE ROLE OF OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGY IN DEVELOPMENT OF E-LEARNING EDUCATION, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, pp. 7056-7061.
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