An Investigation of the Status of Student-Student Interaction Element in the Iranian E-Learning System

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Abdolkarim Soozanyar and Mohammad Rahim Jafarzadeh

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This study aimed to investigate the status of student-student interaction element in the Iranian e-learning system. The population of the study consisted of all students studying online at Iran's universities during the academic year 2015-2016. 425 students were selected as the sample size using the snowball sampling method. The research methodology was applied in terms of purpose. It was a survey research in terms of data collection and descriptive evaluative in terms of nature. Data were collected through a researchermade questionnaire. The reliability of the questionnaire was confirmed based on Cronbach's alpha and the internal correlation coefficient using the AMOS software and the structural equation modeling. The preliminary results of the research indicated that the status of student-student interaction element is significantly undesirable in the Iranian e-learning system. The analytical results of the research indicated that the status of student-student interaction element is significantly different in various groups in terms of university and the field of study

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