Designing Policy Model for E-learning in Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Document Type : Research Article


1 Master of Public Policy, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor; Department of Social Studies, Nasiba Campus, Farhangian University, Tehran, Iran.


Due to the advancement of information and communication technologies, educational policy makers have been encouraged to formulate a policy model for the development of e-learning. The Islamic Republic of Iran also needs to design a suitable policy model in this field. In this research, first of all, the theoretical literature of policy design was examined using the content analysis method, and the elements of policy design with a technical orientation were extracted. Then, through analytical and comparative studies, the initial research model was presented. The data collection tool of the theoretical sections is the documentary and library method. The validation of the obtained components was done through a semi-structured interview with experts in the field of e-learning in the Supreme Council of Education and the General Directorate of Education of Isfahan province and was approved by the experts. The data of this stage of the research was collected by the qualitative coding method of Strauss and Corbin and the obtained information was classified into 4 concepts (knowing the existing situation, providing technological infrastructure, executive management, and creating an e-learning environment). Finally, a policy model was presented.


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