Proceedings of The World Conference on Education and Teaching
Evaluation of open-source learning management systems (LMS) using design science research methodology
Nandini Kajla, Karthik Naik, and Pawan Kumar
The advent of the internet and its easy accessibility to the people has impacted various sectors in the world. One of the major transformations can be clearly seen in the education system. There is an emergence of online education and various courses, video lectures, and test series etc. are now available online to assist the education. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced the world to work from home, has accelerated the digital transformation around the globe. These circumstances lead to a strong movement towards work and school / learning from home. In case of school / learning from home, for online education to exist, many open-source learning management systems (LMS), e.g. Moodle, Canvas, OpenOlat and ILIAS, are available and are being used. However, they only partially meet the needs of this fastchanging education industry. Hence, it makes total sense to carry out a scientific evaluation of available LMS in order to conclude a gap analysis. Design science research methodology has been used in this paper for evaluation of selected LMS.
Keywords: Open Source Learning Management System (LMS), e-Learning, Design Science Research.