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In this paper, benefits and advantages arising from virtualization technologies, applied to the field of distance education, are discussed and highlighted. Moodle, the most widely used Learning Management System, and a virtualization system, based on Xen hypervisor, are combined in order to create an effective e-learning environment. Commonly, the main problem about Moodle concerns the server workload, due to several factors, which results in a saturation of physical devices. To bypass this limit, the over-centralized load is deployed on a dynamic virtual machine. Experimental results prove that the proposed system can improve performances, produce low connection time and provide a good distance education environment.


Moodle Virtualization Web performance Distance Education

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Mario Manzo, University of Naples "Parthenope"

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Manzo, M. (2016). Design and performance evaluation of a virtualized Moodle-based e-learning environment. Journal of E-Learning and Knowledge Society, 12(3).