Mapping the landscape of e-learning research: a bibliometric analysis / Norliza Muhamad Yusof ... [et al.]

Muhamad Yusof, Norliza and Sapini, Muhamad Luqman and Mohd Nasir, Muhammad Zulqarnain and Mohd Salim, Mohd Nur Fitri (2024) Mapping the landscape of e-learning research: a bibliometric analysis / Norliza Muhamad Yusof ... [et al.]. International Journal of e-Learning and Higher Education (IJELHE), 19 (1): 2. pp. 23-41. ISSN 2229-8223


This research conducts a comprehensive bibliometric analysis of academic publications on e-learning, aiming to gain perspectives on the state of the field, and the emergence of patterns within this field of study. A systematic search was conducted in the Scopus database, yielding 1983 documents related to e-learning. The network analysis focused on keyword distribution, country representation, and co-authorship using VOSViewer software and weighted degree centrality. The keyword analysis revealed “e-learning” as the dominant and central theme, highlighting its significance in the research domain. The emergence of “Covid-19” as a widely used keyword for searches implied that the pandemic affected e-learning activities. Moreover, the representation of institutions from diverse countries showcased the global interest in e-learning research, fostering potential cross-cultural collaborations. Additionally, the increasing trend in e-learning research publications over the years indicated the growing importance of digital education. The interdisciplinary nature of e-learning research, spanning Computer Science, Social Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, underscored the field’s diverse perspectives. Furthermore, the Social Network Analysis unveiled collaborative networks of co-cited authors, regions, and keywords, illuminating the interconnectedness within the e-learning research community. The findings contribute to a better understanding of the e-learning research landscape, facilitating informed decision-making for researchers, educators, policymakers, and institutions. Likewise, the analysis provides valuable insights for future research directions, enabling advancements in e-learning practices and fostering innovation in the digital age.


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Muhamad Yusof, Norliza
Sapini, Muhamad Luqman
Mohd Nasir, Muhammad Zulqarnain
Mohd Salim, Mohd Nur Fitri
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Libraries. Bibliography
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Institute Of Continuing Education & Professional Studies (iCEPS)
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of e-Learning and Higher Education (IJELHE)
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > International Journal of e-Learning and Higher Education
ISSN: 2229-8223
Volume: 19
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 23-41
Keywords: Bibliometric analysis, centrality, e-learning, network analysis, VOSViewer
Date: January 2024
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