Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
Information and communication technology has changes life to a great extent in many different aspects. Accordingly, the traditional methods of teaching have also evolved and physical presence in the classroom is not as necessary as before. In the past, education benefitted solely from the presence of teachers, and books were the main source of information. Currently, with the emergence of new tools, methods, and learning environments, modern modes of education are forming. Of these methods is electronic learning in which the fundamental role of the teacher is usually neglected, and it is commonly assumed that in this method the teacher is not as important as the traditional education system. However, the learning quantity and quality and the effective and efficient use of different equipment depends on the teacher's amount of activity, attitude, and skills. This descriptive-analytic study presents a set of guidelines and techniques to enhance the teacher's efficiency and effectiveness and the learning quality of the students in electronic learning. The subjects covered in this study are as follows: Holmberg’s distance learning theory, methods for increasing the student-teacher relationship, encouraging students to cooperate, pursuing students to learn actively, presenting quick feedback, emphasizing on work time, realizing the expectations of educational course, and respecting different learning styles and skills.