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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)

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Nagib C. Callaos

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Overall Development Management Model: A New Approach for Emerging Countries. Comparative Analysis of Six Countries on Two Continents.
Fabiana Sciarelli, Azzurra Rinaldi
(pages: 1-7)

The Review Function in Organizations and its Implications for Organization Theory, Cybernetics, and Ethnography
Paul D. Nugent, Richard Montague
(pages: 8-12)

Measuring the Value of Enterprise Architecture on IT Projects with CHAOS Research
Eaglan Kurek, James Johnson, Hans Mulder
(pages: 13-18)

Student-Lead, Interdisciplinary Project-Based Learning for Continuous Success in Animation Education
Seth Holladay, Brent Adams
(pages: 19-24)

Increasing the Attractiveness of Study Programs in the Field of Security and Safety
Eva Sventekova, Katarina Holla
(pages: 25-28)

METEO11 Meteorological Message gained from the METB3, METCM or Abstract of Measured Meteorological Data
Karel Šilinger, Martin Blaha
(pages: 29-34)

Transdisciplinar Meta-Design for Geomatics Applications
Margarita Paras Fernandez, Fernando Lopez Caloca
(pages: 35-40)

Biomonapp’s Sensing & Monitoring of Plants/Fish & Water Quality for Ag Biotech & Bio Monitoring Environments
Christine M. Cunningham Yukech
(pages: 41-47)

Data Binding Issue in Fire Control Application for Technical Control of Artillery Fire
Martin Blaha, Karel Šilinger, Ladislav Potužák
(pages: 48-52)

Explaining the AMST Model: Using Arts, Maths, Science, and Technology in an Upgraded Problem-Based Learning Approach
Georgia Daleure
(pages: 53-56)

Challenges for Using IT in Mexico’s Health Care Industry (Aguascalientes México Case)
Jesús Salvador Vivanco, Martha González
(pages: 57-61)

Dialectal Atlas of the Arab World - between Intention and Reality
Anass Bayaga, Olga Bernikova
(pages: 62-65)

Integrating Architectural Approaches in Communication Design Education to Improve Awareness in Affordance Design
Simge Esin Orhun
(pages: 66-71)

Ethical Implications in the Way Some Marketing Activities is Using Big Data
Adriana da Glória Prado, Joice Chiareto, Fábio Lotti Oliva, Celso Cláudio de Hildebrand e Grisi
(pages: 72-76)

Evidence-Based Education: Case Study of Educational Data Acquisition and Reuse
Katashi Nagao, Naoya Morita, Shigeki Ohira
(pages: 77-84)





Web-based education in Spanish Universities. A Comparison of Open Source E-Learning Platforms.

José María Fuentes, Álvaro Ramírez-Gómez, Ana Isabel García, Francisco Ayuga

Web-based education or „e-learning‟ has become a critical component in higher education for the last decade, replacing other distance learning methods, such as traditional computer training or correspondence learning. The number of university students who take on-line courses is continuously increasing all over the world. In Spain, nearly a 90% of the universities have an institutional e-learning platform and over 60% of the traditional on-site courses use this technology as a supplement to the traditional face-to-face classes. This new form of learning allows the disappearance of geographical barriers and enables students to schedule their own learning process, among some other advantages. On-line education is developed through specific software called „e-learning platform‟ or „virtual learning environment‟ (VLE). A considerable number of web-based tools to deliver distance courses are currently available. Open source software packages such as Moodle, Sakai, dotLRN or Dokeos are the most commonly used in the virtual campuses of Spanish universities. This paper analyzes the possibilities that virtual learning environments provide university teachers and learners and offers a technical comparison among some of the most popular e-learning learning platforms.

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