Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Information technology Department in higher education, teacher of the Ministry of Education in Marivan County. Iran

2 Department of Technical and Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Psychology and educational Science Department, Faculty of psychology and educational Science, Shahid Beheshti University and Faculty member of Limerick University, Ireland. Tehran. Iran

4 Department of, Information technology in higher education. Tehran. Iran


The aim of this study is to investigate and redefine the role of the teacher in new environments and rich in technology in accordance with the view of the Connectivism theorists. The research approach is qualitative and the research method is based on Mayring’s qualitative content analysis. The Research community is all of the relationship articles about the Connectivism theory since 2003 to 2015 and learning in accredited journals in the field of education which are sorted with specific keywords. There were 98 articles. The sample was 13 articles which were selected purposefully based on the theoretical saturation of data. The data were been collected from the qualitative-analogous analysis of documents of the sample. By analyzing data the answers to the research question were identified in 29 sub-categories and were classified in 6 main subscales based on the open coding method. The results of the analysis led to the recognition of teacher’s important roles as a model in training environment based on technology in accordance with the learning-oriented Connectivism theory.


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