Title: Improving Educational Multimedia selection process using group decision support systems

Authors: Mohammed N.A. Abdelhakim, Shervin Shirmohammadi

Addresses: Department of Management Information Systems, Alain University of Science and Technology, UAE. ' Distributed Collaborative Virtual Environment Research (DISCOVER) Laboratory, University of Ottawa, Canada

Abstract: Educational Multimedia (EMM) today is an integral part of teaching and learning systems. However, EMM selection for higher education is a complex problem. In this work, we investigate the viability of developing and a web-based GDSS, integrated with knowledge management and instructional design, as a support tool to overcome the difficulties in the selection of EMMs. The proposed solution supports the six phases of planning, intelligence, design, choice, implementation, and evaluation. Performance evaluation is also presented using data collected from experts, instructors, and EMM producers. The results reveal that the proposed solution can successfully help in selecting and evaluating EMMs.

Keywords: educational multimedia; EMM selection; knowledge management; instructional design; group DSS; decision support systems; web-based DSS; internet; performance evaluation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMC.2008.018507

International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.174 - 190

Available online: 26 May 2008 *

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