Critical Analysis on Open Source LMSs Using FCA

Critical Analysis on Open Source LMSs Using FCA

K. Sumangali (School of Information Technology & Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, India) and Ch. Aswani Kumar (School of Information Technology & Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7230-7.ch054
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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to apply Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) to identify the best open source Learning Management System (LMS) for an E-learning environment. FCA is a mathematical framework that represents knowledge derived from a formal context. In constructing the formal context, LMSs are treated as objects and their features as attributes. This context is analysed and classified into concepts based on the rules of FCA. The knowledge derived from the concepts and our analyses reveal that Moodle is exceptional, with more features when compared with other LMSs.
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Lms And Potential Educational Background

The most important concept in the field of education is the classroom interaction and learning through group discussions. Sometimes this component is not possible to all the learners in an educational setup. To handle such circumstances, an open source LMS seems to be a solution to the learners by which one can handle the above said difficulty. LMSs provide the following services:

  • Manage courses and programme;

  • Provide and administer course registration;

  • Post instructional material and related documents;

  • Discussion forum;

  • Doubt clarification (by the teacher as well as students) etc.

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