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Success factors for e-learning in a developing country: A case study of Serbia

, Belgrade Metropolitan University Faculty of Information Technology ; , , , Belgrade Metropolitan University Faculty of Management

IRRODL Volume 15, Number 3, ISSN 1492-3831 Publisher: Athabasca University Press


In this paper, DeLone and McLean’s updated information system model was used to evaluate the success of an e-Learning system and its courses in a transitional country like Serbia. In order to adapt this model to an e-Learning system, suitable success metrics were chosen for each of the evaluation stages. Furthermore, the success metrics for e-Learning evaluation are expanded by providing several systems for quantifying the given success metrics. The results presented in this paper are based on courses that were taught both online and traditionally in three different subject areas: graphic design, information technology, and management. Of particular interest were success metrics which can be determined using quantifiable data from the e-Learning system itself, in order to evaluate and find the relationship between students’ academic achievement, usage of learning materials, and students’ satisfaction. The results from different courses were used to illustrate the implementation and evaluation of these success metrics for both online and traditional students.


Raspopovic, M., Jankulovic, A., Runic, J. & Lucic, V. (2014). Success factors for e-learning in a developing country: A case study of Serbia. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 15(3),. Athabasca University Press. Retrieved August 3, 2020 from .



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