عنوان مقاله [English]
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The main objective of this study was to evaluate the adoption of modern educational technologies and associated obstacles in schools of Semnan Province, Iran, while providing appropriate solutions. It was a descriptive-correlational research. To this end, a sample of 600 students, 300 teachers, 200 principals from schools of Semnan were selected through stratified random sampling. Questionnaires on the adoption of modern educational technologies, infrastructure and obstacles to the adoption of modern educational technologies were administered. Data were analyzed through descriptive measures and Chi-square test. The results demonstrated that modern educational technologies are adopted moderately for students in Semnan. The results also indicated that the main obstacle to the adoption of modern educational technologies was economic as viewed by teachers and principals. The next important obstacles were of strategic, educational, technical, legal and cultural nature. Furthermore, there was a significantly positive correlation between the adoption of modern educational technologies and academic achievement among students. Generally, the results pointed to a moderate and desirable adoption of modern educational technologies from the perspective of students and to the vital need for planning in order to resolve economic and educational obstacles.