Co-word analysis and academic performance from the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology in Web of Science

  • Jesús López-Belmonte University of Granada
  • Antonio-José Moreno-Guerrero University of Granada
  • Santiago Pozo-Sánchez University of Granada
  • José-Antonio Marín-Marín University of Granada
Keywords: Bibliometric analysis, scientific mapping, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET), SciMAT, Web of Science

Abstract

Since its inception in 1985, the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET) has been dedicated to the diffusion of studies on the integration of technology in higher education. Its track record in this field has placed it in the first quartile of the Scimago Journal & Country Rank. The objective of the study was to reveal to the scientific community the journey and evolution that this journal has had throughout its existence in Web of Science. A bibliometric methodology was used, supported by a scientific mapping from a unit of analysis of 798 documents. For this reason, a co-word analysis can be a fundamental tool for understanding the characteristics of their production and their impact on the scientific community. There is an evident progressive evolution of the studies published in the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, with a first phase focused on the design and implementation of educational technology in learning environments, a second phase focused on the enrichment of technology and its acceptance within the processes of teaching and learning, and finally a stage focused on student and teacher perceptions of the implementation of technology in the educational context.

Implications for practice or policy:

  • We have established a contextual framework to show researchers current trends in educational technology and delineate future lines of research.
  • Those interested in this subject will have a set of bibliometric indicators to delve into the field of educational technology.
  • Higher education teachers and students will discover the evolution of the use of technology in learning spaces.

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Published
2021-07-10
How to Cite
López-Belmonte, J., Moreno-Guerrero, A.-J., Pozo-Sánchez, S., & Marín-Marín, J.-A. (2021). Co-word analysis and academic performance from the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology in Web of Science. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 119-140. https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.6940
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