Software engineering infrastructure in a large virtual campus

Jesús Cristóbal (UATD Campus Virtual, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)
Jorge Merino (UATD Campus Virtual, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)
Antonio Navarro (Dpto. Ingeniería del Software e Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)
Miguel Peralta (UATD Campus Virtual, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)
Yolanda Roldán (UATD Campus Virtual, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)
Rosa María Silveira (UATD Campus Virtual, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

Interactive Technology and Smart Education

ISSN: 1741-5659

Publication date: 20 September 2011

Abstract

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.

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Citation

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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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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