Group decision support system for assessment of problem-based learning

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-393
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996


Assessment is an important task in problem-based learning (PBL). It has a strong influence on students' approaches to learning and their outcomes. In order to provide an open and fair method of PBL assessment, a group decision support system (GDSS) has been developed. The system uses mathematical decision methods for collecting assessment criteria and their appropriate weights, and databases for storing students' details and data on the assessment criteria. It integrates databases with model bases in a cooperative decision-making environment and is implemented on a client-server platform using a relational database management system. The GDSS has been developed and used to improve the efficiency and quality of assessing students' PBL outcomes. © 1996 IEEE.