ISSN : 1796-203X
Volume : 2    Issue : 10    Date : December 2007

Application of Multi-Attribute Decision Making Approach to Learning Management Systems
Tanja Arh and Borka Jerman Blažič
Page(s): 28-37
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The article presents an approach to the development of multi-attribute decision making model that
is based on DEX, an expert system shell for multi-attribute decision support. We demonstrate the
applicability and flexibility of the approach presenting application of DEX in e-learning: assessment
and evaluation of Learning Management Systems (LMS) where several conflicting objectives, like
environmental, social and economic impacts, must be simultaneously taken into account. Decision
analysis methodology can be of major assistance in tackling this kind of problem and has become
the basis for developing and implementing better and better decision support models to try to
overcome the increasing difficulties involved in complex decision making problems. With the multi-
attribute decision making model, we illustrate its usefulness by showing its main features and its
application to the above intervention problem.

Index Terms
multi-attribute decision making, hierarchical models, function decomposition, e-learning, learning
management system