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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Virtual education is one of the achievements of information society. Promoting human knowledge, this form of education leads us in the direction of a knowledgeable, knowledge-oriented society, where “knowledge” rather than “work and services” is exchanged.
It is predictable that the advantages of electronic education and its methods will lead to an ever- increasing number of internet users all over the world, as just having access to a computer and connecting to the World Wide Web would now enable one to enter the knowledge society.
“Digital gap” and “cultural divide” are two factors restricting access to electronic education for citizens living in developing, poor countries, depriving them of the advantages of this form of education. Studying a number of developing countries, including Islamic Republic of Iran, helps us better understand the challenges existing in this field and plan for the future.
In the end, the writer proposes a cooperation between the world countries and international organizations, such as UNESCO, to help remove barriers on the way of development of the poor countries.