Iranian Scholar Encourages Universities and Schools to Use the Latest Technologies
Mojtaba Mohandespour, an Iranian scholar at Tehran University, says the new technologies can dramatically increase the quality of education. He believes that schools and universities should start taking advantage of the latest gadgets to achieve their educational goals.
“As a matter of fact, the new gadgets and smart phones can significantly improve the educational methods in universities and schools,” Mohandespour said in an interview with the Herald Boy on Monday.
Last year, the Iranian Ministry of Education announced that it will provide free tablets to students in Tehran in order to measure the efficiency of education offered using these new devices.
“In the European and American states, many students are utilizing advanced gadgets on daily basis. These devices enable them to review lessons and resources at any given time. On the other side, students don’t need to pay high prices for hard cover books. They can buy the digital versions of their needed resources at cheaper rates,” Mojtaba Mohandespour added.
Mohandespour says the privately-held companies and small to medium businesses should start investing in this field. “The private sector is capable of playing a major role in making people and students more familiar with the latest technologies,”
“In other countries, startups in partnership with universities and schools are offering great facilities to students. The same model should be pursued in Iran. The Iranian government must also support companies interested in investing in this field,” Mohandespour added.
According to the statistics released by Iran’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, there are more than 45 million Internet users in Iran.
“The reported number simply shows the existing potential of Internet and modern digital devices in the country. The opportunities are unlimited, but we need to act fast.” Mojtaba Mohandespour concluded.
The European and American companies are currently banned from exporting gadgets and smart phones to Iran. In recent years, the South Korean companies, especially Samsung, have managed to dominate Iran’s technology markets.