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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 4, No. 3 (2008) open journal systems 


A review of the ICT status and development strategy plan in Iran

Alireza Abbasi, Student (Master)
Abolghasem Sadeghi Niaraki, Inha University, Incheon, Korea
Behzad Mirzaeian Dehkordi, University of Isfahan, Iran


Abstract
This article argues that Iran needs to base its national information and communication technology strategy on a much greater consideration of local cultural and social issues. The government has a major role to play if the country wants to stand in the information arena. It is believed that hard technological determinism can only be countered by very real and well thought out national strategies. the national IT strategy will need to address the issues of resistance to change due to cultural, personal and infrastructure factors, be very culturally sensitive and will need to be constructed as an evolving, and learning system. It is important for every developing country to have a national IT strategy as a foundation whereby the great potential of IT can be realized, development be promoted, technology be exploited and communication problems be alleviated. The government must play an important role, not only as a major user, but also through its other role as regulator, promoter and diffuser.


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International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. ISSN: 1814-0556