This article presents the results of a research conducted within the European
IRNet Project. In the research, the place and role of the distance learning technologies
in the knowledge transfer system of a modern university were described.
The main goal of the article is to describe the results of the data domain analysis
concerning the possibility of development and introduction of the academic massive
open online courses (MOOC) platform. The authors identified the architecture
and main functional requirements to the academic MOOC platform as an effective
tool to optimise the processes of knowledge transfer in the system of teacherstudent.