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Educ Strategy Med Sci 2017, 10(6): 526-541 Back to browse issues page
Explain and Validate the Components and Indicators of Internationalization of Virtual Colleges
Azita Salajegheh 1, Mehran Farajollahi 2, Nematollah Moosapur 3, Mohamadreza Sarmadi 2
1- Department of Distance learning, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran , salajegheh.azita@gmail.com
2- Department of Distance learning, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Curriculum, faculty of psychology and Educational Science, Farhangian University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1334 Views)

Aims: The purpose of this study is to explain and validate the components and indicators of internationalization of virtual colleges.
Methods: This is an applied research in terms of purpose and descriptive-analytical study in terms of method. In the first stage, with the comparative- exploratory approach and the study of literature, the stages of the internationalization process of education and its components have been identified. Then, the components were validated by independent t-test (100 samples), In the next step, by using the Delphi method, indicators for these dimensions introduced (20 samples) and Finally, they have been explored and verified by doing of structural models (250 samples)
Results: The results of the validation of the components show that the level of optimal adequacy in all components is more than 0.05, the zero assumption is appropriated therefore, 13 components have been introduced as effective dimensions of internationalization of education. Then, by using the Delphi technique, 41 indicators were introduced as effective indicators, and validated by using structural equations models
Conclusion: Indicators and desirable components of internationalization of education have been studied and analyzed, and it has been attempted to provide the base in which by introducing of these dominant indicators, to achieve the designing of virtual colleges.

Keywords: Internationalization Indicators, validation, virtual and distance education, virtual colleges.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Theories of Learning and Teaching in Medical Sciences
Received: 2017/12/16 | Accepted: 2018/01/21 | Published: 2018/01/21
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Salajegheh A, Farajollahi M, Moosapur N, Sarmadi M. Explain and Validate the Components and Indicators of Internationalization of Virtual Colleges. Educ Strategy Med Sci. 2017; 10 (6) :526-541
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