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Migrating Existing Multimedia Courseware to Moodle

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EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Open source course management systems offer increased flexibility for instructors and instructional designers. Communities can influence the development of these systems and on an individual basis, the possibility to modify the system software exists. Migrating existing courseware to these systems can therefore be beneficial, sometimes even required. We report here about our experience in migrating an existing courseware system consisting of multimedia content and interactive, integrated infrastructure functionality to an open source course management system called Moodle. We will assess the difficulties that we have encountered during this process, and we aim to provide other instructors or instructional designers with guidelines and assessment support for other migration projects.


McMullen, D., Melia, M., McEvoy, M., Pahl, C. & Jennings, E. (2005). Migrating Existing Multimedia Courseware to Moodle. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1797-1804). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 17, 2019 from .



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