Opening up to open source: looking at how Moodle was adopted in higher education

  title={Opening up to open source: looking at how Moodle was adopted in higher education},
  author={Eamon Costello},
  journal={Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning},
  pages={187 - 200}
  • E. Costello
  • Published 1 November 2013
  • Education
  • Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning
The virtual learning environment (VLE) has grown to become a piece of complex infrastructure that is now deemed critical to higher educational provision. This paper looks at Moodle and its adoption in higher education. Moodle’s origins, as an open source VLE, are investigated and its growth examined in the context of how higher educational institutions adopt VLEs. 

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