Bibliometric Analysis of Research on Learning Analytics Based on Web of Science Database

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INFORMATICS IN EDUCATION, vol.22, no.1, pp.161-181, 2023 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.15388/infedu.2023.02
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS), Communication Abstracts, EBSCO Education Source, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-181
  • Keywords: bibliometric analysis, learning analytics, VOSviewer, Web of science
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to reveal the status of scientific publications on learning an-alytics from the past to the present in terms of bibliometric indicators. A total of 659 publications on the subject between the years 2011-2021 were found in the search using keywords after various screening processes. Publications were revealed through descriptive and bibliometric analyses. In the study, the distribution of publications by years and citation numbers, the most published journals on the subject, the most frequently cited publications, the most prolific countries, institu-tions and authors were examined. In addition, the cooperation between the countries, authors and institutions that publish on the subject was mentioned and a network structure was created for the relations between the keywords. It has been determined that research in this field has progressed and the number of publications and citations has increased over the years. As a result of the bibliometric analysis, it was concluded that the most influential countries in the field of learning analytics are the USA, Australia and Spain. The University of Edinburgh and Open University UK ranked first in terms of the number of citations and Monash University as the most prolific institu-tions in terms of the number of publications. According to the keyword co-occurrence analysis, educational data mining, MOOCS, learning analytics, blended learning, social network analysis keywords stand out in the field of learning analytics.