Opening up to Open Source

Eamon Costello, staff member is the National Institute for Digital Learning, has just had an interesting article on the adoption of Moodle, entitled “Opening Up to Open Source”, published in Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning (28, 3). The full abstract of the paper appears below…


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.