Comparing and Evaluating Open Source E-learning Platforms
Fakhreldeen Abbas Saeed
Fakhreldeen, Information Technology, King AbdulAziz University, Jeddah ,Saudi Arabia.
Manuscript received on June 03, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on June 29, 2013. | Manuscript published on July 05, 2013. | PP: 244-249 | Volume-3 Issue-3, July 2013. | Retrieval Number: C171207331/2013©BEIESP
Open Access | Ethics and Policies | Cite
© The Authors. Published By: Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication (BEIESP). This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
Abstract: Because of the huge development in E-learning and the spread of its open and close source platforms, and the necessity to have the benefit of it in universities and graduate institutes as basic education or supportive of the traditional education, we have to know how to choose the suitable E-learning Platform from available platforms or to adopt it to suit us. In this paper we explained how to evaluate Open source E-learning Platforms and tried to integrate some of them to produce new platform with great capabilities, more flexible and efficient, Also we used metrics like security, performance, support, interoperability, flexibility, easy of using, management, communication tool, administration tools, course delivery tools and content development to evaluate this E-learning Platform. We obtain that there are differences between E-learning Platforms for each metric so we selected the best four (Moodle 1.9, Claroline 1.8.1, Mambo 4.6.1and Atutor 1.5.4) to integrate it to make a new platform with 97.72 average weights of the metrics while the best Open Source E-learning Platform is 89.4.
Keywords: Comparison, Evaluation, E-learning, Open Sources.