American Journal of Applied Sciences

Recognition of Factors Affecting Students Trust in Virtual Universities Using Delphi Method

Mohammad Ali Sarlak and Ali Reza Aliahmadi

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.1467.1473

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 11

Pages 1467-1473


At the present time in Islamic Republic of Iran the Virtual Universities are operating beside the Non- virtual universities. The problem that virtual universities now confront is low level of students trust which applying to these universities. The current research tries to recognize factors affecting students trust in Virtual Universities using Delphi Method. This qualitative study examined the opinions of a diverse group of participating experts in the area of information technology and virtual universities. Data were collected through a Delphi methodology during which four rounds of Delphi were administered to determine the Factors affecting students Trust in Virtual Universities.


© 2008 Mohammad Ali Sarlak and Ali Reza Aliahmadi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.