E-learning is a modern result of interconnection between technology and education which provides a potential
for life-long learning in every time and every place. The new methods brought about by this kind of education
caused the people and institutes all over the world to use this technology. The international E-learning market
has now a value more than 110 Billion Dollars.
E-learning has now a place in the Iranian education system and because of the huge demands will expand in the future.
Iran’s population is one the youngest in the world. 38 percent of Iranians are under 18 years old and 70 percent under
29 years old. The school and university students, Clergies, teachers and institutes staffs are the main audience of this
technology. The Iranian education system has two main periods of elementary and high schools which contains 12 years
of a student’s life. According to the latest statements, in Iran there are approximately 12 million students and more than
half a million teachers with more than 550,000 classrooms.
The national documents and the operational programs of the ministry of education have considered E-learning an
important mean to expand Iranian educational infrastructures. This is the same for the Iran’s 20-year vision plan.
According to the article 30 of Islamic republic constitution: “this is the government’s duty to provide free educational
tools for all the people until the end of high school period and also, as far as possible, to develop the high education for
free”. Based on this article, using the new technologies and E-learning is one the macro-approaches to revolutionize the
education system of the country and reach to a satisfiable level of educational justice