Assessing the crossdisciplinarity of technology-enhanced learning with science overlay maps and diversity measures

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    Abstract

    This paper deals with the assessment of the crossdisciplinarity of technology-enhanced learning (TEL). Based on a general discussion of the concept interdisciplinarity and a summary of the discussion in the field two empirical methods from scientometrics are introduced and applied. Science overlay maps and the Rao-Stirling-Diversity index are used to analyze the TEL field with a scientometric analysis. The science overlay maps show that a wide variety of disciplines contribute to research in the field. The analysis reveals that the field has been operating on a relatively high level of crossdisciplinarity in the last 10 years compared to 6 other fields of reference. Only in 2004 a decrease in the level of crossdisciplinarity could be identified.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)415-427
    Number of pages13
    JournalBritish Journal of Educational Technology
    Volume45
    Issue number3
    Early online date1 Aug 2013
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2014

    Keywords

    • science mapping
    • interdisciplinarity
    • technology-enhanced learning
    • learning sciences
    • science overlay maps
    • diversity
    • crossdisciplinarity
    • TEL

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