Title: A multicriteria decision support approach for redesigning e-learning systems

Authors: Christos Kytagias; Yannis Psaromiligkos; Georgios Dimakos

Addresses: Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Petrou Ralli & Thivon 250, 12244, Aigaleo, Greece ' Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Petrou Ralli & Thivon 250, 12244, Aigaleo, Greece ' University of Athens, Navarinoy 13A, 10680, Athens, Greece

Abstract: In this paper we present a decision support approach for redesigning e-learning systems through the analysis of students' preferential structures. Our approach supports instructional designers to take decisions during the redesign process of an e-learning system by analysing the students' preferential structures in the following dimensions: 1) the dimension of students' learning behaviour; 2) the dimension of students' learning performance; 3) the dimension of students' feedback. Our approach is based on a new method from the domain of multicriteria decision-making that provides weights of individuals' preferences which become input in a clustering process that determines groups of preferences among students. Based on these clusters we analyse the other three dimensions and we present a framework for the decision making process capable to provide significant feedback for the redesign of the e-learning system. A case study is also described about the application of our approach in a real course.

Keywords: multicriteria decision support approach; redesign e-learning systems; weights assessment through prioritisation; WAP; e-learning systems; analysing students' preferences; learning analytics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDSS.2018.10021876

International Journal of Decision Support Systems, 2018 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.167 - 189

Received: 30 Dec 2016
Accepted: 15 Mar 2017

Published online: 17 Jun 2019 *

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