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Network to Facilitate E-Learning

Over 76,000 schools nationwide (94% of all schools) have already been linked up to the network, providing students an opportunity to connect with teachers and use online education
Network to Facilitate E-LearningNetwork to Facilitate E-Learning

The first phase of a smart school network called Dana (meaning wise in Persian) has been launched to facilitate e-learning and curb educational disparity in Iran.
Over 76,000 schools nationwide (94% of all schools) have already been linked to the network, providing students a chance to connect with teachers and use online education, Peivast.com reported.
President Hassan Rouhani and Minister of Information and Communication Technologies Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi inaugurated the network during a conference held in Tehran on Monday. The event was also attended by deputy ICT minister Amir Nazemi.
According to the officials, Dana Network has been established in collaboration with major mobile operators, including Mobile Telecommunications Company of Iran, Irancell and RighTel, with an investment of 1.8 trillion rials ($6.12 million).
Dana offers an infrastructure for converting conventional schools to smart education centers, which can provide students and teachers with a variety of educational content.
The platform is run on the National Information Network, an independent setup whose content is locally accessible and compatible with Islamic values. 
Besides the platform, different educational services offered on Dana were also introduced at the inaugural event.

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