From eLearning Models to eLearning Requirements Engineering: The Vision and Scope Document

Jorge Buenabad-Chávez and José Rangel-García


eLearning Modelling, Software Engineering, eLearning Engineering, Requirements Engineering


The Agora Framework (AF) is a modelling tool to help design, evaluate and deploy eLearning models. An eLearning model in AF resembles a business model consisting of various components, each component addressing one main aspect of an eLearning business, such as: learners (consumers), eLearning types, content (product) to be delivered, pedagogical basis for course design, hardware and software resources, among others. We have introduced AF elsewhere, and also outlined the role that AF can play within an eLearning engineering, and in particular its relationship to requirements engineering documents. This paper presents a tool and a method to derive the Vision and Scope document corresponding to an (AF) eLearning model. The tool is a document template, with labels that guide users as to the information to fill in the various parts of the template. The method describes how to gather information about an eLearning model for the purpose of filling the template. Thus, designing an eLearning model has the purpose of producing the following requirements engineering documents: Vision and Scope, Use Cases, or Sofware Requirements specifications. The focus of the paper is the first document only; we present a use example.

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