Research on open source e-learning tools and agricultural applications

Szilágyi, Róbert and Lengyel, Péter and Herdon, Miklós (2009) Research on open source e-learning tools and agricultural applications. In: EFITA Conference '09, 2009.07.06-2009.07.08, Wageningen.


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Within the NODES European e-Learning project (Creation of a European network of multimedia resource centres for adult training) we have done research and developments based on open source tools. One of the aims was to select those open source components which are suitable for creating the network for using multimedia knowledge to improve competitiveness employability and mobility of different target groups, such as rural people and farmers. In creating the architecture of the NODES project there were more tasks which were coordinated and carried out by our expert group. The selection criteria of open source LMS was set up by the consortium. Our studies’ Survey on the existing systems consisted of the following parts: The basic elements of e-Learning Systems, The complements and integration of the e-Learning Systems, The specification of interface. The result of our research work was that we selected the Moodle LMS. The Moodle provides a reliable platform that supports social and collaborative learning. It is highly configurable and extensible. It implements new features and fixes rapidly, it is free of licensing costs. The members of the project (from France, Spain, Ireland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Romania) implemented the Moodle system creating the LMS. To integrate the different contents we had to develop the EU-index, which is the central, common and shared index database (a metadatabase). Another important function is the multimedia content management. One of these parts is the AutoView Presenter from the about 200 modules which allows putting video on-line with synchronised slides. The NODES system is used in graduate, postgraduate PhD, adult trainings programmes and it is a very successful system as an educational portal system for our faculty too.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: MTMT: 1249165 In.: Bregt A (szerk.), Wolfert S (szerk.), Wien J E (szerk.), Lokhorst C (szerk.): EFITA Conference '09. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2009. Konferencia helye, ideje: Wageningen, Hollandia, 2009.07.06.-2009.07.08.
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning management systems, open source, e-learning
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QA Mathematics / matematika > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science / számítástechnika, számítógéptudomány
Q Science / természettudomány > QA Mathematics / matematika > QA76 Computer software / programozás
S Agriculture / mezőgazdaság > S1 Agriculture (General) / mezőgazdaság általában
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 08:54
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2014 08:54

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