SWAD, an Open Learning Management System: Results and Challenges.
Antonio Cañas, Department of Architecture and Technology of Comp. University of Granada., Spain ; Eva Martinez-Ortigosa, Beatriz Prieto, Begoña Pino, Alberto Prieto, Dep. of Architecture and Technology of Computers. University of Granada, Spain
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Amsterdam, Netherlands ISBN 978-1-939797-42-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The aim of this practice based paper is to describe the SWAD platform, which offers several tools to support learning and teaching management. This tool has been used by 185,000 users at the University of Granada (UGR) and, in the last 4 years, through the OpenSWAD site, by another 24,000 users from 1,600 educational institutions from all over the world. This article summarizes the functionality, implementation, and results obtained with such platform. Besides, we also describe the short and medium term challenges including the addition of gamification, geolocation, and data mining tools so as to improve the motivation and the academic performance of the students, also enabling an easier monitoring and assessment for teachers.
Cañas, A., Martinez-Ortigosa, E., Prieto, B., Pino, B. & Prieto, A. (2019). SWAD, an Open Learning Management System: Results and Challenges. In J. Theo Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 1496-1509). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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