Open-source vs proprietary VLE: An exploratory study of staff perceptions

Harsh Suri, Margot Schuhmacher

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Abstract

This paper explores staff perceptions of two open-source Virtual learning environments (VLEs), Sakai 2.4.1 and Moodle 1.8, compared to Blackboard Vista 4. In general, staff felt that Sakai was simpler to use, but lacked some of the richer functionality available in Blackboard. A general dissatisfaction with both Sakai and Blackboard led to trialling of Moodle which was perceived more favourably than Blackboard.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2008
Pages1002-1006
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Hello? Where are you in the landscape of educational technology?", ASCILITE 2008 - Burwood, VIC, Australia
Duration: 30 Nov 20083 Dec 2008

Conference

Conference25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Hello? Where are you in the landscape of educational technology?", ASCILITE 2008
CountryAustralia
CityBurwood, VIC
Period30/11/083/12/08

Keywords

  • Staff perceptions of open-source and proprietary virtual learning environments

Cite this

Suri, H., & Schuhmacher, M. (2008). Open-source vs proprietary VLE: An exploratory study of staff perceptions. In Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2008 (pp. 1002-1006)
Suri, Harsh ; Schuhmacher, Margot. / Open-source vs proprietary VLE : An exploratory study of staff perceptions. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2008. 2008. pp. 1002-1006
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Open-source vs proprietary VLE : An exploratory study of staff perceptions. / Suri, Harsh; Schuhmacher, Margot.

Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2008. 2008. p. 1002-1006.

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