عنوان مقاله [English]
The aim of the present study was to analyze the effectiveness of distance learning centers with regard to the directors and administrators of these centers in Bandar Abbas in 2011. The effectiveness of the educational activities, according to the resolutions of the institute, is defined as achieving the goals of distance learning, such as strengthening the scientific ability and stamina of students, laying the ground for enriching the scientific knowledge of students, facilitating research and scientific communication, preventing learners from dropping out, presenting a model for the comprehensiveness of educational system, establishing scientific and native education, and promoting the proper use of information and communications technology. The questionnaire contained 82 items that were categorized based on the 8 primary questions of the research. The research population consisted of all the directors of the distance learning centers in Bandar Abbas. The sample comprised of 30 directors due to the limitations. Therefore, descriptive statistics (percentage, mean, and standard deviation) was used to analyze the collected data. The results showed that the achievement of some goals of the approved programs of the institute had some shortcomings due to the lack of full awareness of executive agents. Monitoring, controlling, and building culture can help solve the issues in this area. Moreover, the country’s poor information and communications technology infrastructure is a key factor in reducing the effectiveness of these centers.