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ERIC Number: EJ940664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1741-5659
Software Engineering Infrastructure in a Large Virtual Campus
Cristobal, Jesus; Merino, Jorge; Navarro, Antonio; Peralta, Miguel; Roldan, Yolanda; Silveira, Rosa Maria
Interactive Technology and Smart Education, v8 n3 p172-185 2011
Purpose: The design, construction and deployment of a large virtual campus are a complex issue. Present virtual campuses are made of several software applications that complement e-learning platforms. In order to develop and maintain such virtual campuses, a complex software engineering infrastructure is needed. This paper aims to analyse the software engineering infrastructure in the virtual campus deployed at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Design/methodology/approach: The software engineering infrastructure is analysed from three perspectives: process model; programming language and computer-aided software engineering tools and design patterns and architecture. Findings: Software engineering infrastructure is a key issue in virtual campuses. Originality/value: The value of the paper is to make our experience available to a wider audience so that organisations interested in the deployment of a large virtual campus can take advantage of our work. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain