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ERIC Number: EJ1000883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1537-2456
Multi-Criteria Evaluation Approach for E-Learning Technologies: Selection Criteria Using AHP
Zaied, Abdel Nasser
International Journal on E-Learning, v11 n4 p465-485 Oct 2012
Universities are facing the pressures from globalization and the knowledge society, which demand experience with technology; different skills; and different learning experiences. These demands place universities in a difficult position, and to a certain extent, they are forced to explore and adopt new learning technologies that accommodate student/instructor needs. Electronic learning (e-learning) has been widely adopted as a promising solution by many universities to offer learning-on-demand opportunities. The selection of e-learning technologies is not a trivial or easy process; this study presents an AHP approach based on participants' satisfaction perspectives to support evaluation and selection of e-learning technologies. The variables like gender; age; and race of the participants are not examined. To find out the criteria, which have high impact on e-learning technology selection, two groups of participants (instructors and students) were selected from different universities in some Arabic countries. The results show (by analyzing data from a sample of 236 respondents) that student and instructor issues are the most important issues. Whereas, security; contents quality; on-line resources; student/instructor satisfaction; and level of interactivity criteria are highly impact on e-learning technology selection process in general. (Contains 5 tables and 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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