WEB-BASED DISTANCE EDUCATION: OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS

WEB-BASED DISTANCE EDUCATION: OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS

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Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Public Health and Community Medicine
  • Publisher's keywords: drought, summer season and grain yield
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF

AUTHORS

    SAFA FARROKHI*| Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Ilam Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ilam, Iran., MOHAMAD CHIZARI| Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran., MEHDI MIRDAMADI| Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

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ABSTRACT

This exploratory research was carried out to identify opportunities and threats of developing web-based distance education in Iranian higher education system using Delphi method. Classification of the opinion of panelists suggested main opportunities as followings: ever-increasing demands for this kind of educational system; alleviating brain drains; possibility of extending the system across the country; balanced and quick distribution of information; extending the international relations by universities; faster feedback system; Also, The most important threatening impediments include the followings: looking at this kind of educational system as a business; poor delivery system; those how disseminate the education are not competent; low relative rate of computer literacy; decreasing the social relations.

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