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seraji F. Identification and Categorization of Skills Required for Virtual Student. TLR. 2013; 2 (2) :75-90
URL: http://tlr.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-555-en.html
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The purpose of this survey is provision of a conceptual model for identification and
categorization of skills required for virtual student. Special environment of virtual
learning has posed inevitable necessities which should be considered: skills required
for virtual student is identified and categorized. Two main questions of the research
include: 1- What properties does have virtual learning environment? 2- What skills
virtual student should have in order to be successful in such environment? Descriptive-
analytic method was used in the first and second steps of research and in the
third step, content analysis was applied. searching related resources in the first and
second steps, virtual learning environment was examined as binding factor for type
of required skill and in third one, the researches published (2001-2010) in 5 ISIholder
publication related to skills related to virtual student were extracted and contently
analyzed. Findings showed that 8 significant properties of virtual learning
environment including technological base of virtual environment, access to different
software and tools, access to various information sources, use of social software,
ceaseless communication, access to tutorial and multimedia content, having different
choices and non-verbal interactions, create some necessities so students in order
to be accepted in virtual courses should have nine skills including skill in computer
application, skills in use of internet tools, problem solving, critical thought, inquiry,
application of methods of study and learning, metacognitive skill, self-navigation,
and skill in virtual communication. In this conceptual model, the relation between 8
properties of virtual learning environment and their influenced necessities with nine
skills required for virtual student is mentioned and shown.

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