Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Department of Educational Sciences, University of Urmia, Iran

2 Higher Education Management, University of Urmia, Iran


Background and Objective:Globalization as a dominant approach and influenced by technological changes in the accelerating position and in a convergent approach, has transformed human behavior and the tools of human society. Higher education and other related socio-economic systems have faced challenges in responding to these changes that traditional solutions are not compatible with, and this institution is deeply involved in the current process of globalization. In the field of higher education, the emergence of globalization and the development of emerging technologies, factors such as student mobility in geographical sites, new disciplines, new educational technologies and new financial structures along with general challenges such as lack of financial resources in the higher education system, the quality and quantity of faculty members as well as limitations based on the specific conditions of each country such as inadequate human development indicators, lack of necessary infrastructure, infrastructure and digital divide lead to the need to use new and efficient solutions in providing new and standardized educational services that are dynamic and forward-looking in line with global economic realities. The purpose of this exploratory study is to design an optimal model to deploy MOOC based trainings in Tehran University using strategic analysis.
Methods: To achieve this goal, in the first phase, a five-step research method with a "systematic review of previous literature" was used to identify stakeholders, as well as dimensions, components and processes of the MOOC and checked the results using Delfi methodology by a selected group of experts in virtual education and higher education policy makers. In the second phase, the current situation of Tehran University was evaluated based on the dimensions, components and identified processes. In the third phase, the deployment model of MOOC in Tehran University was designed and in the final stage, the proportion degree of designed model was validated by the expert group.
Findings: The results of the study indicate that the possibility of successfully deploying Mooc tutorials in Tehran University in terms of high technology infrastructure is high, in terms of human resources infrastructure is moderate and in terms of cultural and social infrastructure is lower than average. Based on these results, Mook deployment model was designed based on 5 dimensions and 34 components and the proportion degree of designed model was validated and verified by the expert group.
Conclusion: The establishment of MOOC as a new institution in educational technology in its global wave has affected many areas of human resource development. Improving efficiency along with reducing training costs means higher quality and cheaper for the general public. This institution in the country should be used with the necessary infrastructures. The main purpose of this study was to rely on the existence of an appropriate and national platform along with identifying and managing the real stakeholders and their participation in the formation and development of MOOC. In this study, using global studies, while screening well-known stakeholders in this field, relying on the opinion of experts, local stakeholders in the establishment of MOOC in the most important and most comprehensive university in Iran were identified and based on their needs and knowledge, the proposed model of MOOC and national platform was presented with the approval of the e-learning elite.


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