عنوان مقاله [English]
The present study was conducted with the aim of identification and assessing the epistemological characteristics of MOOC (massive and courses). For this purpose, two methods of exploratory search (qualitative) and a questionnaire (quantitative) method were used. In the qualitative part of the research environment, electronic resources related to the research topic and in the quantitative part the statistical pop-ulation consists of 60 specialists of planning distance education in 2018 in the coun-try and the research sample in the qualitative section of the electronic resources related to the topic and in the quantitative section 36 of the experts from distance education planning in virtual learning environments and virtual universities were selected voluntarily. Content analysis method was used to analyze the qualitative data and for content analysis, weighted average and friedman test were used to ana-lyze the survey data. The results of content analysis showed that four criterion of the learner, the content, Educational environment and Teaching organization can be investigated in MOOC epistemology , and a total of 35 criteria were identified. The results showed that in the epistemology of massive courses (perfect organization and scalability), the dimensions of the learner, the content and the teaching organization are of particular importance.
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