Análisis de la literatura científica sobre los cursos en línea abiertos y masivos (MOOC)

Airton Zancanaro, Maria José Domingues


Los Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) están ganando atención en el campo académico por la innovación disruptiva que llevan para el sistema educativo. Debido a la emergencia del tema, el área necesita estudios bibliométricos recientes que apunten los estudios realizados previamente y sugieran pautas para futuras investigaciones. Por tanto, el presente trabajo tiene como objetivo mapear las investigaciones acerca de MOOCs publicadas hasta diciembre de 2014 en dos bases de datos científicas: Scopus y Web of Science. A partir de los datos recogidos, algunos aspectos relevantes fueron explorados, a saber: (i) el número de publicaciones por año; (ii) el mapeo de las instituciones; (iii) los autores con la mayor cantidad de publicaciones; (iv) la clasificación en macrotemas de los trabajos identificados y (v) las referencias más utilizadas por los autores. Para el análisis, fueron utilizados 294 artículos escritos por 694 autores, afiliados a 266 instituciones. En esos trabajos los autores utilizaron 5.060 referencias diferentes, así como 634 palabras clave. En los artículos analizados, los autores utilizaron 5.060 referencias diferentes, así como 634 palabras claves diferentes.Este trabajo, además de un mapeo de investigación, tiene como objetivo contribuir para la propagación de la idea de que el tema MOOC es aún emergente y prometedor, y necesita avanzar para el desarrollo de nuevas investigaciones.

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cursos en línea, abiertos y masivos; estudios bibliométricos; bases de datos

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