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Title: Tool for creating learning modules developed on the basis of open source OpenScholar software
Authors: Pilt, Lehti 
Tartes, Tõnis 
Morandi, Triin 
Keywords: e-learning;learning module;OpenScholar;open source software
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: EUNIS
Journal: EUNIS Journal of Higher Education
Series/Report no.: EUNIS Journal of Higher Education IT - Issue 2014/1; Supporting teaching and learning; EUNIS2014 Congress Issue;
The article deals with developmental work of Sisu@UT tool ( for creating learning modules developed on the basis of free open source OpenScholar software project. The tool enables the creation of interactive learning modulesthat support all the stages of the learning process and help students to achieve learning outcomes. Teachers of theUniversity of Tartu can experience web- based cooperation when using the tool. The main functionalities of OpenScholarsoftware and some integrated modules/plugins (quiz, webform and glossary module, multiple content editor and popupplugins) are introduced. Sisu@UT tool contains many other custom developments to the core of OpenScholar required to beused effectively in e-learning. These include the addition of metadata, site categories, developed custom themes andincluded Drupal’s Sweaver editor.

Sisu@UT (that has received very positive feedback from its users) is the only free open source software which enables to addand change interactive features online inside the same web site/learning module. It makes the management of learningmodules easier and less time consuming than other similar offline tools or online tools that do not enable to add interactive elements.
Dørup award shortlisted paper
ISSN: 2409-1340
Appears in Collections:Eunis Journal of Higher Education IT (EJHEIT)

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