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Free and Open Source Software for E-Learning

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The phenomenon of using Free and Open Source Software in education has increased significantly in the last decade. Free and Open Source Software for E-Learning: Issues, Successes and Challenges reviews open and free software used in e-learning, examines the pedagogy behind FOSS and how it is applied to e-learning, and discusses the best practices for FOSS through real world examples, providing guidelines for e-learning designers and instructors who use FOSS. This engaging compilation is ideal for those using FOSS programs to design, develop, and manage educational and training programs. It is also well suited for adoption in instructional technology related courses in advanced degree programs.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
  5. Chapter 1: Web 2.0 Technologies in E-Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. NEW GENERATION OF WWW: WEB 2.0
    4. WEB 2.0 AND E-LEARNING
    5. FREE AND OPEN SOURCE E-LEARNING 2.0 APPLICATIONS
    6. FUTURE OF THE WEB: WEB 3.0 AND WEB 4.0
    7. CONCLUSION
  6. Chapter 2: What’s all the FOSS?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. History of the Free and Open Source Movement
    4. FOSS Philosophy
    5. The Advantages and Limitations of Open Source Software in Education
    6. The Future is Open
  7. Chapter 3: Lessons from Constructivist Theories, Open Source Technology, and Student Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. Introduction
    3. An Overview of the Principles of Open Source and Learning
    4. An Overview of the Principles of Constructivism and Learning
    5. Constructivism and Open Source
    6. Constructivism and its Use in Informing Instructional Practices in the Open Source Arena
    7. Lessons Learned from Theory, Open Source and Practice
  8. Chapter 4: Higher Education and FOSS for E-Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. E-Learning
    5. E-Learning Technologies
    6. Organizational Culture and Sub-Cultures in Higher Education
    7. Culture, Sub-Cultures and Technology Adoption
    8. FOSS for e-Learning ENTERPRISE-WIDE
    9. Solutions and Recommendations
    10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    11. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 5: Open and Shared Educational Resources – A Collaborative Strategy for Advancing E-Learning Communities
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. OPEN AND SHARED EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OSER): A NEW LEVEL OF OER
    5. DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY OF OPEN EDUCATORS
    6. OPEN AND SHARED EDUCATION RESOURCES (OSER) IN ACTION
    7. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 6: Developing a Dynamic and Responsive Online Learning Environment
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Background to Sakai
    4. Pedagogical Advantages of an Open Source Collaborative Learning Environment for E-Learning
    5. Large Scale Implementation of an Open Source CLE: A Case Study
    6. Strategies towards Developing a Dynamic and Responsive Institutional Online Learning Environment
    7. Conclusion
  11. Chapter 7: Building Open Learning Environment for Software Engineering Students
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Software Engineering Education and Open Source Software Development Projects
    4. Practical Software Engineering Courses Framework
    5. A Case Study
    6. Conclusion
  12. Chapter 8: Data Mining User Activity in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)/ Open Learning Management Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DATA MINING ISSUES IN FOSS/OPEN SYSTEMS
    5. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 9: Implementing an Open Source ePortfolio in Higher Education
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Background
    4. Developing an ePORTFOLIO System
    5. Future Research Directions
    6. Conclusion
  14. Chapter 10: LeMill
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Future Directions
    4. Acknowledgment
  15. Chapter 11: What Audacity!
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FREE OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE RECORDING TOOLS
    5. CURRENT RESEARCH
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. NOTE
  16. Chapter 12: Open for Social
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FOSS AND POTENTIAL FOR E-LEARNING
    4. CASE REPORT: CANS
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. Note
  17. Chapter 13: Computer Assisted Active Learning System Development for The History of Civilization E-learning Courses by Using Free Open Source Software Platforms
    1. Abstract
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. Background
    4. 3. REQUIRMENTS for Analysis
    5. 4. DESIGNING THE SELF STUDY TOOLS
    6. 5. DESIGNING IN-CLASS TOOLS
    7. 6. TOOL DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION PHASE
    8. 7. Learning System Efficiency and Investigating Students’ Attitudes
    9. 8. Future Research Directions
    10. 9. Conclusion
  18. Chapter 14: Web 2.0 as Potential E-Learning Tools for K-12 English Language Learners
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SECOND LANGUAGE THEORY
    4. INSTRUCTIONAL NEEDS OF ELL STUDENTS
    5. INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES IN THE ELL CLASSROOM
    6. FREE AND OPEN SOURCE WEB 2.0 AS EDUCATIONAL TOOLS in ELL INSTRUCTION
    7. CONCLUSION
  19. Compilation of References
  20. About the Contributors