عنوان مقاله [English]
Higher education has faced many challenges over the decades such as globalization, information and communication technology, social-political developments, lifelong learning, and the knowledge-based society.But these challenges play a key role in today's societies by creating opportunities for knowledge creation. The main purpose of this article is to identify the factors of knowledge creation in online higher education centers and institutes. This study was conducted in the framework of an exploratory qualitative approach.14 academic and knowledgeable experts on knowledge creation and e-learning were selected by purposeful sampling strategy and interviewed in a semi-structured manner. Finally, for each of the categories a title containing all the codes of that class was selected. As a result of this study, 16 components were identified in four dimensions of managerial, organizational, individual and technological factors.These factors in management; management factors (management style and hierarchy), empowerment system, system thinking, social interaction and participation, virtual learning management systems-in organizational dimension; organizational culture, organizational structure , Knowledge network, repositories, and knowledge resources-in the technology dimension; e-learning environment , network technology, information technology infrastructure, e-learning tools and in the individual dimension; Problem solving is individual learning ), creativity and innovation.