Institutional and pedagogical criteria for productive open source learning environments

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In this article we present some institutional and pedagogical criteria for making an informed decision in relation to identifying and choosing a productive open source learning environment. We argue that three concepts (implementation, maintainability and further development) are important when considering the sustainability and cost efficiency of an open source system, and we outline a set of key points for evaluating an open source software in terms of cost of system adoption. Furthermore we identify a range of pedagogical concepts and criteria to emphasize the importance of considering the relation between the local pedagogical practice and the pedagogical design of the open source learning environment. This we illustrate through an analysis of an open source system and our own pedagogical practice at Aalborg University, Denmark (POPP).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheoretical framework on selected core issues on conditions for productive learning in networked learning environments – Kaleidoscope Deliverable 24.3.1.
EditorsL. Dirckinck-Holmfeld, B.M Svendsen, et. al.
Place of PublicationAalborg University/Kaleidoscope
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Publication date2004
Publication statusPublished - 2004
SeriesKaleidoscope Deliverable


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