Sayed Hadi Sadeghi

BSc(Tehr), MA(Tehr)

PhD candidate


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Comparative frameworks,E-learning,Practice

Research project description

Professional biography

Hadi obtained Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in educational administration and planning from the University of Tehran in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He was in charge of a project for setting Green Rise Institute of Entrepreneur Limited (G.R.I.E) in 2009 which was an educational and research institute concerned with international educational and technology matters. To this end Hadi developed a system of virtual education for entrepreneurship schemes/processes for use by international institutes – this system has been in operation in Iran since 2011. Since mid 2012 He has been studying towards a doctoral degree (PhD) in the field of E-learning Practice and Comparative frameworks at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall and Professor Michael Jacobson.Hadi is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society .His current research interests include a comparative case study on e-practice in the university of Sydney and the university of Minnesota. Furthermore, He holds a position as a lecturer in the University of Tehran, Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies (FNST), Tehran, Iran.


Doctoral research study

One of the more recent phenomenon is the provision of online courses that are either provided in conjunction with elite universities such as Columbia, Brown, Minnesota ,Princeton or Duke Universities for free, or by for-profit organisations such as Coursera founded in January 2011. These massive open online courses (MOOCs) are usually free and not for credit. They can be taken any where there is an Internet connection. They are a strange amalgam of social networking, entertainment and networking. Those for-profit courses offered by Coursera have reached 1.7 million users and is growing faster than Face book (International Herald Tribune, The Global edition of the New York Times, November 5, 2012, p. 15). The universities have an era of increased responsibility and various booming in this sudation. The providers and educational policy-makers are able to demonstrate that their processes to online learning as a mode of delivery for their programs are sound and effective.

The study aims to research E- practice in an Australian university and an American university. According to comparative framework indicators on e-practice the University of Minnesota and the University of Sydney were selected as Case study. The model of comparative study contains 3 main characteristics, 6 factors and 18 sub-factors that include: Pedagogical characteristics, technological characteristics and outcome characteristics. This research is employ purposeful sampling to identify 2 groups based on these e-practice factors: group A: students and group B: experts. This research is based on qualitative methods and data with interviewing and open-ended questions as main research activity. The other part of this study is focused on some of the key components in University documents on e-practices.



    Scholarship for Ph.D. degree (2011)

  • Y.N.O Education Fellowship (2008)

Professional and community roles

    The ABWA Representative of Sydney (Educational and cultural World Assembly) (since 2015)

    Director of virtual education and future research centre(2012-2014)

    Member of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES)(since 2012)

    Managingc Director of educational and research institute of G.R.E(since 2009)

    Scientific membership in entrepreneurship center at University of Tehran(2008-2009)

    Representative of specialized knowledge promotion centre at University of Tehran(2007-2008)

Thesis work

Project title Degree Supervisor
A comparative case study on e-practice PhD Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall

Selected publications

Journal articles

Conference papers