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        1 - Qualitative Development of Higher Education Privatization in Iran: Micro Requirements and Prerequisites
          hamidreza araste abdolrahim nave ebrahim hassanreza zeinabadi
        During last decades, the higher education privatization in Iran has grown in two forms: privatization of public higher education and entering the private sector in higher education. Due to necessity of synchronic quantitative and qualitative development, the purpose of Full Text
        During last decades, the higher education privatization in Iran has grown in two forms: privatization of public higher education and entering the private sector in higher education. Due to necessity of synchronic quantitative and qualitative development, the purpose of this study was to identify the micro requirements of quality development of higher education privatization in Iran. An exploratory mixed method was chosen for this study. It used interviews and focus group in qualitative part and a 71-item questionnaire with eight main dimensions in quantitative part to collect information Reliability coefficient for desired condition and current condition were calculated 0.947 and 0.95 respectively. The sample included 103 experts of higher education and practitioners of nonprofit higher education institutions. Micro requirements for qualitative development of higher education privatization were identified in eight dimensions and their level of importance (favorable condition) and consideration (current condition) in process of quality development of higher education privatization were evaluated. The importance of these requirements in qualitative development of higher education privatization was average and higher, but the attention to majority of these requirements in development of Iran higher education privatization was average and lower. Finally, it suggests some solutions for qualitative development of higher education privatization in Iran. Manuscript Document
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        2 - Investigate the Status of Education Based on Mooc in Iran's Higher Education; Challenges and Solutions
        hassanreza zeinabadi mosavi tayebeh
        One of the emerging developments that have significant importance in the field of e-learning is Massive Open Online Course (Mooc). Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate education based on Mooc in system of Iran's higher education was conducted to identify challenges a Full Text
        One of the emerging developments that have significant importance in the field of e-learning is Massive Open Online Course (Mooc). Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate education based on Mooc in system of Iran's higher education was conducted to identify challenges and provide solutions. This study was mixed (qualitative and quanitative) and was done sequentially.The population in the qualitative part were Professors of state universities of Tehran that 11 person, among them purposefully were selected. The population in the quanitative part were users of mooc in 94-95 academic year that 196 person with kregci-Morgan table and by ranom method were slected. First, with the interviews, information about the challenges and solutions ahead of the first group of participants (faculty) were collected and then coded with three-step method, the items were extracted. In the second stage by using a questionnaire (with reliability α =0/89) Mooc periods status of the user 196 courses using FrIedman test was evaluated. The results showed the challenges are in the areas of institutional and organizational issues, management issues, technical issues, issues of teaching and learning methods, user interface design issues, problems and issues to provide resources and support resources and evaluating. Also for the realization of teaching based on Mooc, solutions are in the fields of science - professional, information technology and communications, management and support resources and the design, implementation and evaluation. Finally, investigate the status of teaching based on Mooc in Iran's higher education showed that in most sectors there are obvious weaknesses and significant problems. Manuscript Document