عنوان مقاله [English]
This study aims generally at investigating the teleworking potentials for extension and rural development of Iran based on SWOT analysis. Statistical society of the research conducted in 2010 includes the concerned experts of the country, selected in proposed sampling method through snowball technique. SWOT analysis results indicate that the limitations (weaknesses and threats) with 105.51 scores are higher than advantages (strengths and opportunities) with 99.59. Although the need for precise and rigorous planning are found as the most important threat specified, given the nature and expansion of rural development and extension activities, the component of time-saving for the people’s less personal and official trips is recognized as the most significant strength of the teleworking application in this respect.