On Optimal Strategies for the Development and Operation of Moodle in Higher Education Institutions

Sarker, M Omar Faruque and Matthews, Jo and Gramp, Jessica (2013) On Optimal Strategies for the Development and Operation of Moodle in Higher Education Institutions. In: 2nd Moodle Research Conference (MRC2013), 4th and 5th October, 2013, Sousse, Tunisia.

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Moodle has been chosen by thousands of higher education (HE) institutions to facilitate quality e-learning for millions of learners. This paper introduces the full end-to-end life-cycle of Moodle development and operation in a typical HE institution. This paper also discusses the strategies to overcome the key technical challenges related to the development and operation of Moodle in HE institutions. The important challenge addressed here is how to cope with the continuous upgrade process of Moodle to new major and minor releases. With the help of a few bespoke agile processes, this paper presents two case studies of upgrading Moodle to newer versions, from 2.2.7 to 2.2.9 (minor version upgrade) and 2.2.9 to 2.4.3 (major version upgrade combined with the annual Moodle archive site setup).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Moodle, e-learning, learning management system, virtual learning environment, systems development and open source software maintenance
Subjects: Educational technology > Other educational technology
Divisions: Higher education, Universities, Vocational training, Colleges
Depositing User: Dr Michael de Raadt
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 00:06
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015 00:06
URI: http://research.moodle.org/id/eprint/27

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