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Adopting Open-Source Software Applications in U. S. Higher Education: A Cross-Disciplinary Review of the Literature
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Review of Educational Research Volume 79, Number 2, ISSN 0034-6543

Abstract

Higher Education institutions in the United States are considering Open Source software applications such as the Moodle and Sakai course management systems and the Kuali financial system to build integrated learning environments that serve both academic and administrative needs. Open Source is presumed to be more flexible and less costly than commercial software. This article reviews the literature from the fields of Software Engineering and Education to determine the state of the current body of knowledge around the key drivers of Open Source adoption. The author discusses gaps in the literature and identifies opportunities for more rigorous research to measure the effectiveness of Open Source software in creating a balance between sound pedagogy and business efficiencies. (Contains 2 figures.)

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van Rooij, S.W. (2009). Adopting Open-Source Software Applications in U. S. Higher Education: A Cross-Disciplinary Review of the Literature. Review of Educational Research, 79(2), 682-701. Retrieved September 25, 2022 from .

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