system of the present day has undergone a great revolution, with the
enhancement of education technology. Especially in the higher education sector,
IT is playing a vital role in the advancement of teaching and learning
practices. Most of the educational organizations have already adopted smart
learning environment by upgrading their infrastructure and with proper capacity
building among staff members. But in the education sector, sustainability of
technology is always being a challenge. To develop learning materials, many
institutions have already started using free and open source software (FOSS)
tools. FOSS gives freedom to the developer with the provision of various
customization options as per the requirements of the class or subject.
Moreover, in the longer run, free and open source software could be considered
as the best option in education for e-learning implementation, for
sustainability. There are many tools which are available for e-learning
resource development. Some of them are available online and some are available
as an installer for the various platform. In order to adapt ICT in education,
especially in non-IT specialization, the faculty members need the training to
learn and implement these tools in their classes. But there are many tools,
which are specially designed for educators with basic knowledge of computers.
Educators can plan their sessions, based on content, duration as well as the
level of the subject and the students. This research paper will highlight
various aspects of the implementation of FOSS, in education by using such
easy-to-implement tools and techniques. This would provide general guidelines
for the development of various e-learning solutions for technology-enhanced
teaching and learning practices in higher education.