Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Distant Education Planning Payam-e NoorUniversity. Tehran. Iran

2 E-Learning and Educational Psychology, Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities Research Center, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences,, Payam-e Noor University. Tehran. Iran

4 Educational Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran


This research studies the design of a model of afterschool programs in cyberspace for third grade students of guidance school in 2012-2013 school year in Tehran City. For this purpose, the main parameters of the model were identified and their interrelations were studied, in order to identify the determining needs and major parameters of afterschool programs in cyberspace. A researcher-made questionnaire has been used for the students and a semi-structured interview for the principals, teachers and other educational staff. The data collected from the questionnaires and the interviews were processed and analyzed by SPSS and AMOS. Thus the conceptual model "after school programs in cyberspace " was confirmed.
According to the needs analysis that was performed, the parameters of the after school programs in cyberspace were divided into two exogenous parameters of knowledge and skill and seven endogenous parameters of individual-social features, gaining knowledge extracurricular use, accessibility to information and sources, leisure, place of after school programs, and network features. Finally, the results indicated that the two parameters of individual –social features and place of after school programs in having the most direct and indirect effects on the model of after school programs in cyberspace. Further, in addition to identifying the major parameters of afterschool programs and studying the amount of effects of each of them. The causes and necessity of such programs were studied according to the qualitative and quantitative results.


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