Title: Identifying risks factors of students' failure in e-learning systems: towards a warning system

Authors: Ioannis Georgakopoulos; Christos Kytagias; Yannis Psaromiligkos; Aggeliki Voudouri

Addresses: Department of Business and Administration, School of Business and Economics, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, 250 Thivon & P. Ralli Str., 1244 Egaleo-Athens, Greece ' Department of Business and Administration, School of Business and Economics, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, 250 Thivon & P. Ralli Str., 1244 Egaleo-Athens, Greece ' Department of Business and Administration, School of Business and Economics, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, 250 Thivon & P. Ralli Str., 1244 Egaleo-Athens, Greece ' Department of Primary Education, School of Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 13 A Navarinou Str., 10680 Athens, Greece

Abstract: The radical changes that 21st century has brought about in the territory of education has increased the requirements of the underlying stakeholders for smarter tools capable to provide continuous and sophisticated feedback of the educational process. Decision makers in this area need to make decisions at various points as well as at multiple levels during the life cycle of the educational process. Learning management systems (LMS) can provide decision support services which can be used to increase the learning effectiveness of the new mode of learning as well as the efficient organisation of the institutional resources. Identifying students at risk is a major problem. In this paper we provide a framework and a detailed case study for identifying risks factors of students' failure in e-learning and a proposal of how an LMS can be transformed into a warning system and provide decision support services to decision makers.

Keywords: e-learning systems; risk identification; risk factors; learning management systems; LMS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDSS.2018.10021896

International Journal of Decision Support Systems, 2018 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.190 - 206

Accepted: 10 Mar 2018
Published online: 17 Jun 2019 *

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