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Iranian Distance Education is an open access and peer-reviewed bi-quarterly journal dedicated to the advancement of Iranian Distance Education Papers are subject to a double-blind peer review process to ensure the quality of their underlying research methodology and argument. 

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Iranian Distance Education


Print:  2588-4476

Online: 2676-7775


aiming to develop managerial knowledge in the country


English ; including Persian abstracts and bibliographies

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July 2018



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Designing and validating the blended learning model of educational organizations in CEPA program (case study: international wetlands of Sistan and Baluchistan province)

samaneh Dalirboostansarai; Mahdieh Rezai; Maryam Larijani; seyedmohammad Shobeyri

Volume 6, Issue 1 , April 2024, Pages 1-19

  The purpose of this research is to design and validate the model of combined education of educational organizations of the CEPA program for the protection of international wetlands in Sistan and Baluchistan region. In terms of purpose, this research is applied-developmental and in terms of qualitative-quantitative ...  Read More

Blended Learning in Distance Education: A Comparative Study of Selected Mega Open Universities

Farhad Seraji

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2018, , Pages 9-24

  The main purpose of this research is to explore various countries experiences about developing blended learning system in distance education universities. Blended learning, as a third wave in developing learning environment, has become commonplace after the resident and e-learning environments in universities. ...  Read More

Simple and Multiple Relationships among Perceived Ease of Use and Perceived Usefulness with E-Learning Acceptance in Universities’ Instructors

Samaneh Ebrahimi; Mehdi Moeinikia; Adel Zahed Babelan

Volume 1, Issue 2 , October 2018, , Pages 45-50

  Nowadays, fast technological development has increased society's dependence on information technology. One of the technology variants is the online learning, which is one of the challenges of a higher education’s institutions. The purpose of this study was to examine simple and multiple relationships ...  Read More

An Investigation of the Effective Components Considered in Designing E-Learning Environments in Higher Education and Offering a Framework for E-Learning Instructional Design

Yousef Mahdavinasab; Esmaeil Sadipour; Mahsa Moradi

Volume 1, Issue 4 , April 2019, , Pages 9-24

  The Instructional design plays a key role in the effectiveness of various educational courses. Studies have shown that the Instructional design is one of the key factors that affect the quality of e-learning courses; however, not enough attention has been paid to the instructional design for designing ...  Read More

Computer, Information and Multimedia Literacy among EFL Teachers: Construction and Validation of a Scale

Hasan Soleimani; Maryam Rohani Ravari; Manoochehr Jafarigohar

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2018, , Pages 43-54

  Distance education pedagogy to be successful requires teachers with different levels of computer, information, and multimedia literacy. Teachers' computer literacy has caught considerable attention due to the great opportunities provided by modern technology for promoting language education. The present ...  Read More

Blended Learning and Academic Achievement: A Meta-Analysis

Hossein Najafi; Mozhgan Heidari

Volume 1, Issue 3 , January 2019, , Pages 39-48

  The purpose of the present research was to conduct a meta-analysis of Iranian studies on blended learning and academic achievement. As the third generation of distance education, blended learning integrates the strengths of face-to-face and online approaches. The methodology involved estimating the effect ...  Read More

Identification of Effective Factors to Development of Blended learning in Higher Education Context ( Case : Payam Noor University of Tehran Province)

Sana Safari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 January 2020

  This study aimed to identify effective factors to the development of blended learning from the perspective of faculty members of PNU. For this purpose, after the study of contemporary research findings, effective factors to the development of blended learning were divided in five groups of structural, ...  Read More

The Effect of Blended Learning on Educational Performance of Secondary School Students in Art in Gonabad City

Ali Akbar Ajam; Mahdiyeh Mahdizade

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 September 2023

  The present study aims at investigating the efficacy of blended learning in distance education on educational performance of 7th secondary school students in the lesson of art in Gonabad city in the educational year of 2016-2017. The research method is quasi experimental with post-test, pre-test and ...  Read More

Effects of a Personalized Reading Software Program on the Development of Language Learners’ Reading Comprehension
Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 14 May 2022

  The current study explored the effects of a personalized reading software program designed based on language learners’ learning style on the development of their reading comprehension. Forty Iranian K-9 students were selected through convenience sampling and were assigned into control (n=20) and ...  Read More

The study of the facilities for virtual instruction of mathematics in Elementary school (A case study of
Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 May 2022

  The importance of mathematics is common knowledge, and teachers have always been concerned with teaching this subject correctly and efficiently. For this reason, teaching mathematics should be given special attention, and even the base and frameworks should be provided for online teaching of this subject. ...  Read More

Identify and analyze the macro requirements of online education in higher education with emphasis on the corona pandemic effect
Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 14 May 2022

  The purpose of this study was to identify and analyze the macro requirements of online education with emphasis on the corona pandemic. The method of this research is both qualitative and quantitative. To conduct this research, in addition to the documentary study, the content analysis technique with ...  Read More

An Integration of Sheltered and Reciprocal Principles: A Metacognitive Approach to EFL Learners’ Writing Proficiency and Self-Efficacy
Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 14 May 2022

  Determining a qualified teaching method in writing has always been a controversial issue as a multitude of researchers have debated its effectiveness in improving Learners’ accuracy in writing. This study examines the background of this debate and looked at previous major studies on this issue. ...  Read More

Evaluation of the Role of Critical Thinking Disposition and Academic Self-efficacy in Acceptance of e-learning by Tenth-grade Male Students in Experimental Sciences and Mathematics Disciplines
Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 14 May 2022

  Given the growing importance of the use of novel technologies, especially in the field of education, and with regard to the necessity of learning the use of e-learning by community members, specifically students, the present study aimed to evaluate the role of critical thinking disposition and academic ...  Read More

The Investigating and Identifying Barriers to E-Learning for Students of Payame Noor University of Tabriz with Providing a Model
Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 14 May 2022

  The present article aimed at recognizing the barriers of E-leaning in front of Tabriz Payame Noor university students and providing a model. The statistical society was Tabriz Payame Noor university students during 2018-2019; among them, 384 students were selected in the random classified way through ...  Read More

The Investigation of the Effect of Computer-Based Simulator on the Functional Error of Undergraduate Students of Anesthesia in Patient Preparation for Intubation and Improvement of Laryngoscopy Skill in Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 14 May 2022

  Introduction: Endotracheal intubation, as one of the most important methods of airway management, is of great importance and can lead to saving the patient's life. Hence, the training of this skill is highly considered. The present study aimed to design an educational simulator software in this field ...  Read More

The Identification Effective Factors on Blended Learning Development In Higher Education Context
Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 14 May 2022

  This study aimed to identify effective factors to the development of blended learning from the perspective of faculty members of PNU. The method was descriptive and survey research.  Sample size was determined 198 using Morgan table by simple random sampling. For this purpose, after the study of ...  Read More

A case study of assessing perceptions, experiences, collaborating quality, learning performance, and student satisfaction in a flipped classroom
Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 14 May 2022

  The flipped classroom is one of the new approaches to learning and innovative teaching methods worldwide. Given the conditions created in the Corona pandemic and the production of the initial content of many courses, a practical experience of holding a flipped class is examined. Accordingly, the present ...  Read More

Analysis of virtual education challenges in exceptional schools of Guilan province from the perspective of teachers
Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 14 May 2022

  Virtual education will be an effective educational system in students' effective learning during the corona and post-corona outbreaks, So the research method is quantitative, applied and descriptive-survey. The study population was all teachers of exceptional schools in Guilan province with a population ...  Read More

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