Analyzing the Practical Indicators for Evaluation of E-Learning in Iranian Higher Education (Case study: Virtual College in University of the Holy Qur’an)

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Abstract: The recent study has been conducted for recognizing, analyzing, and giving priority to the practical indexes of studying of electronic education in universities of Iran, which has been conducted in the virtual University of Sciences and Knowledge of Holy Qur’an. The method of study is a descriptive-analytic survey and the statistical population consist of 1200 students of the University of Sciences and Knowledge of Holy Qur’an, in the city of Ray, which were studying in that university virtually. To take the sample, the implemented method is stratified- random one, and 291 persons have been selected as sample. The information gathering tool was questionnaire which designed by experts in this field. In order to provide validity, judgment method was used through which instrument itself will be judged or refereed. We also applied Cronbach’s alpha coefficient to estimate the internal consistency of the measurement tool and eventually determine the reliability of the questionnaire. The SPSS v.22 software was applied to measure the internal consistency of the tool, and the results equaled 0.86. For identification of practical indexes of studying of electronic education, the applied method is Exploratory Factor Analysis. The outcome revealed that the students of this university give 5 dimensions to the practical indexes of studying of electronic education (The institution, the student, the environment, education management system, and the content). It is suggested that to improve the electronic education in higher education institutions the following elements needed to be taken in consideration; proportionality between institutional strategy with the education environment, expansion of infrastructure quality wise (band width) and quality wise (security of the network), development and tooling of the digital libraries as well as the virtual laboratories. 


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