Comparison of LMSs: Which is the Most Suitable LMS for my Needs?

Agustin C Caminero, Roberto Hernandez, Salvador Ros, Llanos Tobarra, Antonio Robles-Gomez, Rafael Pastor

Abstract


The role of Learning Management Systems (LMSs)
is very important when conducting educational activities, spe-
cially in the case of distant education â?? when its use becomes
essential since all the interactions among the participants in the
learning/teaching process are conducted though it. There are a
number tools to provide this functionality, both open-source (such
as .LRN, Sakai, or Moodle) and proprietary solutions (such as
Blackboard).
Given the wide variety of existing LMSs, it is worthwhile to
devote effort in order to figure out which LMS is the most suitable
for my needs? This paper strives at answering this question
by presenting a twofold evaluation that compares three of the
most widely used open-source LMS, namely .LRN, Sakai, and
Moodle. First, a performance evaluation is presented that shows
the different levels of use of the hardware resources (e.g. CPU,
memory, I/O) of the machine the LMS is running on. Second,
a performance evaluation from the point of view of the system
administrators is also presented.

Keywords


performance evaluation; learning management system; open source LMS

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