The Sociological Effects of Internet on Educational Opportunity among Students

Document Type: Original Article


Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran



This paper tries to examine the effects of Internet on educational opportunity. Internet, as the most useful technology of modern times which helps us not only in our daily lives but also in professional lives. For educational purposes, it is widely used to gather information and to do research or add to the knowledge of various subjects.  The theoretical framework considered with some theories like information society. This is a survey –method research based on questionnaires. The study area, Tavanir, in the central part Tehran. For this purpose, 380 students of the study area have been examined based on Cochran`s formula who was selected through classified random sampling. Having gathered the data, SPSS software is used for data processing .The findings show that the significant relationship exists between Internet and educational opportunity`s indexes like, increase of awareness, virtual and online education and educational services. It means that Internet has direct impact on educational opportunities.


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