Paper Information

Journal:   BARG-E FARHANG   SPRING-SUMMER 2010 , Volume NEW , Number 21; Page(s) 86 To 102.
 
Paper: 

VIRTUALIZATION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING, PARADIGMATIC DEVELOPMENTS AND CULTURAL NECESSITIES

 
 
Author(s):  FARASATKHAH M.*
 
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Abstract: 

Emergence of virtual and absent learning environments has supplied new possibilities and horizons for world citizens to access information and acquire knowledge. This new-born environment has, of course, been supported by technological changes of electronic revolution in the last decades of the 20th centuries. The revolution that is even quickly growing and flourishing in the 21th century. However, the depth and dimensions of the revolution not only is beyond its technical and superficial level but represents the deep and wide paradigmatic changes in teaching and learning.
The trend of developments in information-networked society has advanced in an unpredictable speed. Now it’s argued that the progressive and advanced economy of the world cannot survive without information flow and process with computer and network. The point is that the emergence of the Internet is not just an ordinary technical development but it has a cultural nature. Distant learning in new-born virtual spaces accompany communicative culture and new thinking.
The aim of this article understands the cultural aspects of the new-born environments of thinking and teaching-learning process as well as acquiring knowledge. It is descriptive-analytical. We used the library method to support the theoretical basis and the survey method to explore a sample from the universities in Tehran.

 
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