Evaluation of the criteria and effectiveness of distance e-learning with consistent fuzzy preference relations

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Abstract

The electronic learning (e-learning) has gradually become more and more important in today's school in Taiwan. Many colleges and universities offer distance e-learning courses or programs for students. An effective teaching or learning through a distance web e-learning system depends on many factors (or criteria). The analytic hierarchy process (AHP) model is suitable for dealing with the multi-criteria problems. This paper utilizes the consistent fuzzy preference relations (CFPR) in AHP model to evaluate these factors. The CFPR is computational simplicity and guarantees the consistence of decision matrices. Rating the criteria is important. An empirical example using CFPR in AHP model to find the weights is presented. The weight can point out which factor is important, especially when the time, manpower, and financial support are limited. The rating results can be directly used to evaluate the distance e-learning effectiveness and can provide teachers and decision-makers in schools important information for improving e-learning practice in the future. Crown Copyright © 2009.

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Chao, R. J., & Chen, Y. H. (2009). Evaluation of the criteria and effectiveness of distance e-learning with consistent fuzzy preference relations. Expert Systems with Applications, 36(7), 10657–10662. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2009.02.047

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