Customizing Open Source LMSs in order to Meet Localization and Synchronous Communication Requirements

Theodoros Mastoras, Panagiotis Fotaris, Konstantinos Barbatsis, Athanasios Manitsaris

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Abstract

Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are applications that facilitate the management, observation and delivery of educational material through the Internet. Nowadays several of these systems are of such high quality that despite their free distribution and open source nature they are gaining popularity among distinct academic institutions. This paper addresses the issue of installing and adopting the open source LMS Dokeos to deliver SCORM lessons in the Greek language. Additionally, the authors demonstrate the extension of the system with direct support for new services such as videoconferencing and streaming video. The proposed methodology is applicable to any LMSs and therefore can function as the basis for coping with similar localization problems in discrete e-learning platforms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st WSEAS / IASME Int. Conf. on educational technologies
Place of PublicationTenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
PublisherWSEAS
Pages189-193
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9608457394
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2005
EventProceedings of the 1st WSEAS / IASME Int. Conf. on educational technologies - Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, December 16-18, 2005
Duration: 16 Dec 2005 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1st WSEAS / IASME Int. Conf. on educational technologies
Period16/12/05 → …

Keywords

  • Learning Management Systems
  • Localization
  • SCORM
  • Streaming Media

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    Mastoras, T., Fotaris, P., Barbatsis, K., & Manitsaris, A. (2005). Customizing Open Source LMSs in order to Meet Localization and Synchronous Communication Requirements. In Proceedings of the 1st WSEAS / IASME Int. Conf. on educational technologies (pp. 189-193). WSEAS. http://www.wseas.us/e-library/conferences/2005tenerife/papers/502-628.pdf