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.
Titel på värdpublikationProceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2011
RedaktörerTheo Bastiaens, Martin Ebner
UtgivningsortLisbon, Portugal
FörlagAssociation for the advancement of computing in education
Antal sidor7
StatusPublicerad - 1 juni 2011
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation

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