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Central European Journal of Operations Research

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 851–862 | Cite as

A multi-attribute modelling approach to evaluate the efficient implementation of ICT in schools

  • Borut Čampelj
  • Igor Karnet
  • Andrej Brodnik
  • Eva Jereb
  • Uroš RajkovičEmail author
Original Paper

Abstract

Comprehensive implementation of Information and Communication Technologies in schools is a key factor in empowering students in the European Union (EU) for their future roles. The framework, DigCompOrg, was proposed in 2015 under the direction of the European Commission to encourage self-assessment within EU schools and to update the level of digitalization. This article presents a computer-supported model based on this framework and a multi-attribute decision-making methodology named, DEX. The model was built by a group of experts and tested on selected schools in Slovenia. The main advantages of the model are: the use of qualitative value scales for attributes which do not have exact values; the use of a hierarchical structure for attributes; a transparent presentation of the interconnectedness of these attributes; and the use of simple if–then aggregation rules to allow the use of non-fixed weights. An application of our model to a selected school demonstrates the potential for knowledge modelling to facilitate upgrades of existing assessment tools and to provide a better understanding and analysis of assessment results.

Keywords

Multi-attribute decision-making DEX methodology School digitalization Self-assessment tool 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank participating schools and their staff for active role in the study. The authors are thankful to Prof. Emer. Dr. Vladislav Rajkovič for his eye-opening ideas during the study.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Organizational SciencesUniversity of MariborKranjSlovenia
  2. 2.Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information TechnologiesUniversity of PrimorskaKoperSlovenia
  3. 3.Faculty of Computer SciencesUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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