An evaluation and selection problems of OSS-LMS packages

Belal Najeh Abdullateef, Nur Fazidah Elias, Hazura Mohamed, A. A. Zaidan, B. B. Zaidan

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The evaluation and selection of inappropriate open source software in learning management system (OSS-LMS) packages adversely affect the business processes and functions of an organization. Thus, comprehensive insights into the evaluation and selection of OSS-LMS packages are presented in this paper on the basis of three directions. First, available OSS-LMSs are ascertained from published papers. Second, the criteria for evaluating OSS-LMS packages are specified.according to two aspects: the criteria are identified and established, followed by a crossover between them to highlight the gaps between the evaluation criteria for OSS-LMS packages and the selection problems. Third, the abilities of selection methods that appear fit to solve the problems of OSS-LMS packages based on the multi-criteria evaluation and selection problem are discussed to select the best OSS-LMS packages. Results indicate the following: (1) a list of active OSS-LMS packages; (2) the gaps on the evaluation criteria used for LMS and other problems (consisting of main groups with sub-criteria); (3) use of multi-attribute or multi-criteria decision-making (MADM/MCDM) techniques in the framework of the evaluation and selection of the OSS in education as recommended solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number248
Pages (from-to)1-35
Number of pages35
JournalSpringerPlus
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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Learning management system
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Multi-criteria evaluation
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Keywords

  • Learning management system
  • Multi-criteria decision making
  • Open source software
  • Software evaluation criteria

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An evaluation and selection problems of OSS-LMS packages. / Abdullateef, Belal Najeh; Elias, Nur Fazidah; Mohamed, Hazura; Zaidan, A. A.; Zaidan, B. B.

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Abdullateef, Belal Najeh ; Elias, Nur Fazidah ; Mohamed, Hazura ; Zaidan, A. A. ; Zaidan, B. B. / An evaluation and selection problems of OSS-LMS packages. In: SpringerPlus. 2016 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 1-35.
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