TITLE

Sending Out an SOS on OSS

AUTHOR(S)
Ellis, Ryann
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Learning Circuits;2010, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how open source software (OSS) can serve as an alternative resource for organizations who want to develop and deliver their learning assets. According to the author, OSS tools such as the LINUX operating system, Apache web server, and Mozilla Firefox have steadily matured and entered the mainstream for many business initiatives. The author also discusses the features of several open source learning management systems such as Moodle, Sakai, and OpenSimulator.
ACCESSION #
65642300

 

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