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Issue No.06 - November/December (2010 vol.12)
pp: 31-37
Harry Wang , University of Delaware, Newark
Jon Blue , University of Delaware, Newark
Mathieu Plourde , University of Delaware, Newark
<p>This case study shows how the University of Delaware adopted Sakai, a community source system for higher education. It discusses the major challenges of community source adoption and presents the key success factors for overcoming them.</p>
Free and open source system, community source, software adoption, learning and collaboration system, higher education, case study, information technology
Harry Wang, Jon Blue, Mathieu Plourde, "Community Source Software in Higher Education", IT Professional, vol.12, no. 6, pp. 31-37, November/December 2010, doi:10.1109/MITP.2010.120
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