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Review of E-Learning and ICT Infrastructure in Developing Countries (Case Study of Iran)

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Author(s): Siavash Omidinia | Maslin Masrom | Harihuddin Selamat

Journal: American Journal of Economics and Business Administration
ISSN 1945-5488

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 120;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Open Courseware (OCW) | open source technology | conceptual framework | e-learning challenges | technology focus

ABSTRACT
Problem statement: E-Learning aims to apply information and communications technology to enhance and/or support learning process. Today E-Learning is one of tools for education justice. This study attempts to review on challenges and infrastructure of e-learning in developing countries specially Iran and to know what have been developed in Iran, what issues and challenges exists and what solutions make e-Learning as a major success to transforms Iran to knowledge society. Conclusion/Recommendation: Our finding have shown that the following factors can be attributed for hindering the success of e-Learning projects in Iran: process focus, implementation expertise, technology focus, open-source technology and one-time funding.
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