Vol. 17 / 2022 – International Conference on Virtual Learning
Bibliometric Analysis of Studies on Metaverse in Education
Huseyin BICEN, Olasile Babatunde ADEDOYIN
Cyberspace has continued to expand due to increasing empirical explorations and the invention of novel technologies that have been constantly making significant modifications to how people interact with technologies. One of the significant outcomes of those empirical explorations and inventions is Metaverse, which is a virtual environment or a cyber-simulated setting where numerous users in remote physical places can interact or work simultaneously. The application of Metaverse in education has been growing over time due to technological innovations and the inability of existing studies to cover comprehensive bibliometric analysis of literature on the application of Metaverse in education to date automatically creates a research gap that needs to be filled. The peculiarity of this study is premised on the limitations of the existing bibliometric studies on the Metaverse. This study applied bibliometric analysis via science mapping with the aid of VOSviewer software for data analysis and dissection to provide a general idea about the current knowledge base on Metaverse in education. The exploration was based on the data generated from the Scopus database. Findings from this study show the journals with the most cited publications on Metaverse in education, their attributes, and the intellectual structures of knowledge, which are; i.) the impacts of Metaverse on education, ii.) Metaverse for remote education, iii.) application of Metaverse in medical and health education, iv.) Metaverse for improved learning, assessment, and engagement, v.) Metaverse for teacher education. The collaboration network between countries placed the US at the center with no country from Eastern Europe and Africa appearing on the network visualization and suggestions were made for further research directions.
education, Metaverse, Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality
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Huseyin BICEN, Olasile Babatunde ADEDOYIN, "Bibliometric Analysis of Studies on Metaverse in Education", International Conference on Virtual Learning, ISSN 2971-9291, ISSN-L 1844-8933, vol. 17, pp. 179-192, 2022. https://doi.org/10.58503/icvl-v17y202215