Case studies can offer insights that other research methods do not. The detailed, in depth analysis of a specific example often results in an ability to draw out best practice and learning points that are generic across a broad range of situations and examples. Case studies can be particularly relevant in higher and further education as institutions across the sector face the same common issues and community experience takes on an even greater significance.
- Koha: a case study in project ownership
- Wookie: a case study in sustainability
- ATutor LMS: a case study
- TexGen: a case study
- MediaWiki: a case study in sustainability
- WebPA: the road to sustainability
The following case studies are from a set of seven taken from a sustainability study commissioned by the JISC Learning and Teaching committee and funded from HEFCE’s IT Infrastructure funds.
- Apache Cocoon: a case study in sustainability
- Moodle: a case study in sustainability
- Exim: a case study in sustainability
Further external resources:
- Open source implementation case studies from the open source academy [http://www.opensourceacademy.org.uk/solutions/casestudies]
- BECTA’s open source software in schools: A case study report [http://www.e-learningcentre.co.uk/Resource/CMS/Assets/5c10130e-6a9f-102c-a0be-003005bbceb4/form_uploads/oss_case_study.pdf]