The Main Reasons for the Lack of Correct Formation of the Smart Schools and Presenting Solutions for Developing Them in Mazandaran province
Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences: September 30, 2013, 4 (2); e58958
September 20, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
July 28, 2017
September 20, 2013
B , Ghaleei
A , Hamzehrobati
M . The Main Reasons for the Lack of Correct Formation of the Smart Schools and Presenting Solutions for Developing Them in Mazandaran province,
Interdiscip J Virtual Learn Med Sci.
Introduction: Smart schools are one of the fields that information and communication technologies with comprehensive and holistic model and with preset goals and missions enter into the field education. The main purpose of smart schools is the preparation of the next generation to live in the period of information and growth potential talents of students according to their interests and potentials.
Materials and Methods: The Statistical population of this study includes all principals and information and communication experts in smart schools. The sampling way of the study is complete census that the numbers of samples are equal to the whole society (N=14). The study used mixed method (quantitative-qualitative) and research instruments were interview , questionnaire and observation. Validity was according to expert’s point of views and reliability (95%) of the instruments was appropriate.
Results: The results showed that the extent of multimedia content use with mean(1.91, 2.12), the extent of application of the necessary infrastructure (2.16, 2.23), the extent of capable educational staff (2.32, 2.26) and the extent of establishment of computer united communication with smart schools (2.28, 2.19) were somewhat in desirable levels and also the extent of principals use from united computer system with mean (2.40, 2.38) has been reported in a desired levels too.
Conclusion: From the obtained data it can be concluded that challenges and main reasons for the lack of proper formation of smart schools include: lack of guidelines and regulations relating to the implementation of project of smart schools, lack of infrastructure, lack of teacher’s and student’s skills and efficacy towards the production of educational contents based on educational needs, the lack of a coherent planning to continue teaching- learning processes.
Education; Electronic-learning; Smart School; Information and Communication Technologies; Teaching and Learning;
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