Choosing MOODLE: An Evaluation of Learning Management Systems at Athabasca University

Choosing MOODLE: An Evaluation of Learning Management Systems at Athabasca University

Brian Stewart (Athabasca University, Canada), Derek Briton (Athabasca University, Canada), Mike Gismondi (Athabasca University, Canada), Bob Heller (Athabasca University, Canada), Dietmar Kennepohl (Athabasca University, Canada), Rory McGreal (Athabasca University, Canada) and Christine Nelson (Athabasca University, Canada)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/jdet.2007070101
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Abstract

Athabasca University—Canada’s Open University evaluated learning management systems (LMS) for use by the university. Evaluative criteria were developed in order to ensure that different platforms were tested against weighted criteria representing the needs of the university. Three LMSs (WebCt, LotusNotes, and Moodle) were selected for the evaluation. Moodle was chosen with 11 first place ratings and with only one third place rating. Lotus Notes was second with five first place ratings. Moodle garnered 40% of the total weighted score with Lotus Notes getting 32%, and WebCT 29%. The first place preferences within individual criteria show the following: WebCT 6; LotusNotes 7; and Moodle 58.

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