Higher-degree research being undertaken by Sayed Hadi Sadeghi




Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall and Professor Michael Jacobson

Thesis title:

A comparative case study on e-practice



Project description

The comparative approach to cultural issues is one of the main factors for enhancement of quality of e-learning practices. This approach can raise awareness of the differences and make clear the similarities between systems and practices in various countries. From this perspective, this research study is to investigate the dominant cultural dimensions of e-learning practices in pedagogical, performance appraisal, instructional design, technological, administrative and support service factors in Australian and United States institutions. Consequently, the main aim of this research is a comparative study of the dominant cultural dimensions of e-learning practices, current issues and problems between an Australian university and an American university by using mixed methods approach that will ultimately improve the quality of online learning courses in those universities.

Hadi Sadeghi has a lecturer position in Faculty of science and technology at the University of Tehran. He is also representative of an international educational assembly in Sydney recently. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in educational administration and planning from the University of Tehran in 2004 and 2007, respectively. After that he established Green Rise Institute Limited (G.R.I.E) in 2009 in the field of cultural and pedagogical issues. As the head of institute, he awarded golden medal from ministry of science for his efforts to develop a SWOT analyse in higher education. Now he is in his last semester of his PhD degree under the supervision of Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall and Professor Michael Jacobson. As a member of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society; he attempts to expand the understanding of e-practice in different cultures to improve the quality of e-learning. \

Hadi is thankful for the kindly support provided by his family; his wife Zeynab and his little son Mir Mohammad.


  • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) fund, 2015
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2012-2015

Professional and community roles:

  • The ABWA Representative of Sydney (Educational, cultural and religious international Assembly) (2014- 2015)
  • Counsellor of virtual education and future research centre (2012-2014)
  • Member of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES)(since 2012)

Conference presentation

Other publication

  • Sadeghi S H., (2014). Identification and evaluation of major cultural events based on pedagogical context in Sydney Communities. CRIM Canberra Research Report. Report No.14.28