Improving Educational Multimedia selection process using group decision support systems

Mohammed N.A. Abdelhakim, Shervin Shirmohammadi
2008 International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication  
Educational Multimedia (EMM) is becoming a mature and integral part of teaching and learning systems, mainly due to its ability improve teaching and learning. However, EMM selection and evaluation for higher education is a complex and interdisciplinary problem characterised by uncertainty, dynamics, explicit and implicit knowledge and constraints, and involvement of different stakeholders. In this work, a domain-based web oriented Group Decision Support System (GDSS) is proposed for the
more » ... n and continuous evaluation of EMM for educational providers. The viability of developing and validating a web-based GDSS, integrated with knowledge management (KM) and instructional design as a support tool to overcome the difficulties in the selection and evaluation of EMM, is investigated. The proposed solution manages and supports the six phases of planning, intelligence, design, choice, implementation, and evaluation. In addition to design and implementation, performance evaluation is also presented using data collected from experts, instructors, and EMM producers. The results reveal that the proposed solution can successfully help educational consumers in selecting and evaluating EMM.
doi:10.1504/ijamc.2008.018507 fatcat:4i3bxjmexnhy5k6woi5gwxf5cu