Evaluation of quality of learning scenarios and their suitability to particular learners' profiles

Eugenijus Kurilovas, Inga Zilinskiene, Natalija Ignatova

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Abstract

The aim of the paper is to investigate and present a comprehensive scientific model and several methods suitable for the expert evaluation of quality of learning scenarios. A special attention is paid to their suitability to particular learner groups (i.e., profiles). The solution of learning scenarios quality evaluation and optimisation problems could help educational institutions to select suitable learning scenarios for the particular learner profiles. The research results will be implemented in iTEC - a four-year, pan-European research and development project focused on the design of the future classroom funded by EC 7th Framework Programme. The main objectives of iTEC are to develop and refine a range of teaching and learning scenarios for the future classroom, to develop decision support criteria that facilitate the selection of scenarios that can be mainstreamed and taken to scale; and to carry out large-scale pilots in up to 1,000 classrooms in at least 12 European countries exploring both the integration of technologies and how these impact on teaching and learning practices. Suitability of several iTEC scenarios to particular learner groups is analysed in the paper. A number of multiple criteria decision analysis principles are applied to create a comprehensive quality model (criteria tree) for evaluating learning scenarios. Several optimisation methods are explored to optimise learning scenarios in conformity with particular learner's profile. Several practical examples of iTEC learning scenarios have been evaluated against the proposed model and methods. The research results have shown that both Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method to establish the weights of quality criteria and several fuzzy optimisation methods are suitable to solve learning scenarios' multiple criteria evaluation and optimisation tasks for particular learner profiles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Conference on Games-based Learning
PublisherDechema e.V.
Pages380-389
Number of pages10
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781908272225
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event10th European Conference on e-Learning, ECEL 2011 - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: Nov 10 2011Nov 11 2011

Other

Other10th European Conference on e-Learning, ECEL 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBrighton
Period11/10/1111/11/11

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Keywords

  • Analytic hierarchy process (AHP)
  • Evaluation of quality
  • Learner profile
  • Learning scenarios
  • Multiple criteria decision analysis
  • Optimisation methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Education

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Kurilovas, E., Zilinskiene, I., & Ignatova, N. (2011). Evaluation of quality of learning scenarios and their suitability to particular learners' profiles. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Games-based Learning (Vol. 1, pp. 380-389). Dechema e.V..

Evaluation of quality of learning scenarios and their suitability to particular learners' profiles. / Kurilovas, Eugenijus; Zilinskiene, Inga; Ignatova, Natalija.

Proceedings of the European Conference on Games-based Learning. Vol. 1 Dechema e.V., 2011. p. 380-389.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kurilovas, E, Zilinskiene, I & Ignatova, N 2011, Evaluation of quality of learning scenarios and their suitability to particular learners' profiles. in Proceedings of the European Conference on Games-based Learning. vol. 1, Dechema e.V., pp. 380-389, 10th European Conference on e-Learning, ECEL 2011, Brighton, United Kingdom, 11/10/11.
Kurilovas E, Zilinskiene I, Ignatova N. Evaluation of quality of learning scenarios and their suitability to particular learners' profiles. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Games-based Learning. Vol. 1. Dechema e.V. 2011. p. 380-389
Kurilovas, Eugenijus ; Zilinskiene, Inga ; Ignatova, Natalija. / Evaluation of quality of learning scenarios and their suitability to particular learners' profiles. Proceedings of the European Conference on Games-based Learning. Vol. 1 Dechema e.V., 2011. pp. 380-389
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