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1- Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Islamic Republic of Iran.
2- Department of Agricultural Development, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.
3- Agricultural Planning, Economic and Rural Development Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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The successful adoption of e-learning systems is mainly dependent on the learners’ attitude and willingness to use them. This survey was conducted to investigate agricultural extension workers’ attitudes toward using e-learning for on-the-job training in Iran and factors which affect it. Using the stratified sampling technique a sample of 379 extension workers were selected from six provinces. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data through an interview method. Findings show that extension workers’ attitude toward e-learning is generally positive. Extension workers' knowledge of e-learning, access to technical support, and their motivation influence their attitude toward the use of e-learning for on-the job training. Therefore, recommendations are provided to promote the experts’ motivation, knowledge and to improve infrastructures.
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: Agricultural Extension and Education
Received: 2013/11/9 | Accepted: 2015/03/7 | Published: 2016/01/1

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