Pub. online:1 Jan 2009Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 20, Issue 4 (2009), pp. 499–518
The main scientific problems investigated in this paper deal with the problem of multiple criteria evaluation of the quality of the main components of e-learning systems, i.e., learning objects (LOs) and virtual learning environments (VLEs). The aim of the paper is to analyse the existing LO and VLE quality evaluation methods, and to create more comprehensive methods based on learning individualisation approach. LOs and VLEs quality evaluation criteria are further investigated as the optimisation parameters and several optimisation methods are explored to be applied. Application of the experts' additive utility function using evaluation criteria ratings and their weights is explored in more detail. These new elements make the given work distinct from all the other earlier works in the area.