E-Education in Iran

نوع مقاله: مقاله پژوهشی


One of the areas in which information and communication technology (ICT) has had great and worldwide achievements is education. Different countries have set up, explicitly or implicitly, the plans, priorities, and agendas of their own. One of the concerns of the Iranian government in the last decade has been the application of ICT as a component to realization of the national development and as an instrument to promotion of the quality and the quantity of social services and, as a result, the promotion of social life. Such a national ICT agenda is called TAKFA. In this agenda, among the priorities has been the Education Sector. In this paper, the major projects in this regard such as "provision of educational content", "establishing an inter-school network ROSHD", "Production of multimedia content of text books" and "developing e-learning software for technical and vocational training" are reviewed. In the next step, their aims and targets are compared with the concrete achievements, i.e., with what is actually realized. Finally, a sociological account of what has happened and is happening are presented.