Decision Support System Using Data Warehousing and On-line Analytical Processing Technologies
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Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) of existing Information Technology (IT) curricula will be discussed in this paper. Complete and permanent evaluation of courses is being undertaken using special evaluation systems, development, and deployment of software-based course evaluation systems. The assessment tools that are being developed are based on data warehousing and data mining technologies and will provide a means for integration of data from heterogeneous environments as well as comprehensive reporting and multidimensional analysis (OLAP) capabilities through an intuitive WEB-based interface. The proposed decision support system will allow for objective and comparable data-driven quality management for teaching in various countries and educational institutions in Europe (Austria, Hungary, Poland and Spain) and the USA (specifically at the University of Arizona in Tucson). Data gathered by the system will make it possible to analyze course quality based on student surveys and instructors´ analysis. A set of data-driven decision support tools will be developed for integrated quality management of educational processes. The tools will create a platform for relating the quality of teaching processes from participating institutions by taking into account comparative statistical analysis of teaching quality data and disseminating results of analysis.