ERIC Number: EJ1052959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Educational Technology Research Journals: "Journal of Computer Assisted Learning," 2002-2011
Welch, Kyle R.; Zabriskie, Grant D.; Ashton, Scott M.; Borup, Jered; West, Richard E.
Educational Technology, v54 n1 p40-46 Jan-Feb 2014
In this study, the authors analyzed all research articles published between 2002 and 2011 in the "Journal of Computer Assisted Learning," in order to understand the research topics methods, major contributing authors, and most-cited publications. Over the 10-year period, they found the journal has explored educational uses of computer technologies in a wide variety of contexts, but most recently the journal has emphasized studies on online learning. The three most common topics over the decade have been collaboration, communication technology, and distance learning. Another prevalent theme has been mobile learning, with three special issues and two of the top three most frequently cited "JCAL" articles focusing on this topic. Most recently, the topic of social media in learning has emerged as a common one. The research published in "JCAL" is internationally diverse, with its 15 most frequently published authors representing nine different countries. Its three most frequently published authors were Tak-Wai Chan of the National Central University of Taiwan, Chee-Kit Looi of the National Institute of Education in Singapore, and Eileen Scanlon of the UK Open University. About a third of the published research was inferential and most of the remaining research was interpretive or combined.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Journal Articles, Content Analysis, Citation Analysis, Electronic Learning, Collaborative Writing, Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Social Networks, Internet
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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