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ERIC Number: EJ1025407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 18
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ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
The Landscape of Educational Technology Viewed from the "ETR&D" Journal
Cho, Yonjoo; Park, Sunyoung; Jo, Sung Jun; Suh, Susan
British Journal of Educational Technology, v44 n5 p677-694 Sep 2013
The purpose of this study was to conduct a citation network analysis of "Educational Technology Research and Development" ("ETR&D") to examine the trends and issues of the educational technology field's scholarly community that have evolved in the past two decades. The distinctive features of citation network analysis used in this study derive from a social network analysis approach to see relational and network patterns in the citation data. From this citation network analysis, we obtained the following results: (1) the "ETR&D" network revealed structural attributes that help us understand the features regarding how the field has developed and how scholarly works have interacted; (2) the most influential papers and scholars in the field were identified; (3) frequently co-cited papers were recognized as having a strong relationship by a few researchers and (4) five cohesive subgroups (factions) generated key research themes in the field including: instructional design, learning environments, the role of technology, educational technology research and psychological foundations. Implications and limitations of the study were discussed for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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