Open Source E-Learning Applications

Plateau of Productivity
UMN Assessment
Doing Well
Time Frame
Less Than 2 Years
Last Updated on Sep 12, 2014

Open Source E-Learning Applications are software systems that

  1. Facilitate or support teaching and learning in an online setting, and
  2. Are made available under a license that enables any individual or institution freely to review and/or modify the application's underlying source and to re-package and re-distribute that derivative code to anyone (or any other institution) with whom they might wish to share it.

Open Source E-Learning Applications at the University of Minnesota
The University has played an active role in a number of open source e-learning application-development initiatives. The most widely used open source e-learning application in the University's enterprise learning platform is the Moodle course-management system.