Intellectual roots of distance education: a progressive knowledge domain analysis

  title={Intellectual roots of distance education: a progressive knowledge domain analysis},
  author={Aras Bozkurt},
  journal={Distance Education},
  pages={497 - 514}
  • Aras Bozkurt
  • Published 2 October 2019
  • Education
  • Distance Education
ABSTRACT Distance education (DE) is a constantly evolving and advancing field, and as such, its intellectual network and dynamics need to be investigated and explored. In this regard, this study reviewed a total of 1685 articles and 51,940 references through social network analysis for a bibliometric examination of the DE field. The findings indicate that DE is an interdisciplinary field and part of mainstream education. The progressive knowledge domain analysis revealed that the intellectual… 

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