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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2017 Vol.7(6): 432-436 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.6.907

Scoring the Open Source Learning Management Systems

Li-Jen Y. Shannon and Marilyn Rice
Abstract—Based on the demands of online teaching and learning programs from various levels of educational systems and enterprises in the past decade, there are many open source of learning management systems from which to choose. In order to select the most feasible and appropriate learning management software, it requires the administrators to analyze and assess the needs from their own institutions and follow up with the comparison of available software. This study investigated the vital critique items through various popular open source of learning management systems. Three critique categories were formed including Course Building Functions, Server Functions, and Training and Service. This research paper will be focused on reporting two out of three categories: Course Building and the Training and Service categories. There were eight items suggested under the category of Course Building Functions. Six items were scrutinized for the category of Server Functions. The Training and Service category included three studied items. The suggested critique items and categories from this research will serve the top managers in assisting their decision-making for implementing a tool which would be the best fit for their specific needs.

Index Terms—Learning management system, open source LMS, online teaching, online learning.

Li-Jen Shannon is with the Department of Computer Science, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA (e-mail: lys001@shsu.edu).
Marilyn Rice is with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA (e-mail: edu_mpr@shsu.edu).

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Cite: Li-Jen Y. Shannon and Marilyn Rice, "Scoring the Open Source Learning Management Systems," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 432-436, 2017.

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