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.
The software engineering infrastructure is analysed from three perspectives: process model; programming language and computer‐aided software engineering tools and design patterns and architecture.
Software engineering infrastructure is a key issue in virtual campuses.
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.
Cristóbal, J., Merino, J., Navarro, A., Peralta, M., Roldán, Y. and María Silveira, R. (2011), "Software engineering infrastructure in a large virtual campus", Interactive Technology and Smart Education, Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 172-185. https://doi.org/10.1108/17415651111165401
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