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ERIC Number: EJ873502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1741-8887
A Dynamic Programming Approach to Identifying the Shortest Path in Virtual Learning Environments
Fazlollahtabar, Hamed
E-Learning, v5 n1 p89-96 2008
E-learning has been widely adopted as a promising solution by many organizations to offer learning-on-demand opportunities to individual employees (learners) in order to reduce training time and cost. While successful information systems models have received much attention among researchers, little research has been conducted to assess the success and/or effectiveness of e-learning systems in an organizational context. The development of information technologies has contributed to the growth in online training as an important educational method. The online training environment enables learners to undertake customized training at any time and in any place. Moreover, information technology allows both the trainers and learners to be decoupled in terms of time, place, and space. In this article, dynamic programming is applied to find the shortest path in the learning environment for users and an analytical hierarchy process approach is used to turn the qualitative parameters into quantitative ones. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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