Virtual Education in Iran’s Higher Education: Faculty Reflection on the Application of Web 2.0 in University of Kurdistan

Khalil Gholami, Ataollah Zarei

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This paper draws on findings from a study on the Faculty’s reflection regarding to the application of Web 2.0 technologies in University of Kurdistan. Using interview data was collected from the 16 Faculty who engaged in teaching and research of humanities. The findings showed that the application of Web 2.0 tools in University of Kurdistan faces significant challenges according to the participating Faculty. The traditional mindset embedded in objectivism as an ontological perspective and behaviorism as learning theory was the fundamental barrier to implement and develop Web 2.0 technologies. The traditional mindset was found to infiltrate into four integrated context: the University’s Faculty, students, official administration and social culture.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationProceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2011
EditorsTheo Bastiaens, Martin Ebner
Place of PublicationLisbon, Portugal
PublisherAssociation for the advancement of computing in education
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

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