Projection of E-Learning in Higher Education: A Study of Its Scientific Production in Web of Science
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AuthorLópez Belmonte, Jesús; Segura Robles, Adrián; Moreno Guerrero, Antonio José; Parra González, María Elena
E-learningHigher educationBibliometricsScientific productionWeb of Science
López-Belmonte, J.; SeguraRobles, A.; Moreno-Guerrero, A.-J.; Parra-González, M.-E. Projection of E-Learning in Higher Education: A Study of Its Scientific Production in Web of Science. Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2021, 11, 20–32. http://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe11010003
E-learning is conceived as a purely virtual training approach. Different learning styles have been proliferated in recent years, especially now, due to the impact of COVID-19 in the educational field. The aim of this study is to discover the evolution of e-learning in higher education (ELHI) in scientific literature indexed on the Web of Science. Co-word analysis and bibliometric analysis was performed. A total matrix of 1261 documents was analyzed through SciMAT software. The results revealed that studies on ELHI are written in English and presented by conference papers. The main source of publication for the conferences is EDULEARN proceedings, while the journal source is Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences. Spain is the country with the highest volume of production. It is concluded that research on ELHI use does not have an established line of research, due to its recent creation and the lack of related research. The bibliometric analysis specifies that the research is oriented towards knowing the level of acceptance and application of the pedagogical method in the teaching and learning processes.