Revisiting five decades of educational technology research: A content and authorship analysis of the British Journal of Educational Technology

  title={Revisiting five decades of educational technology research: A content and authorship analysis of the British Journal of Educational Technology},
  author={Melissa Bond and Olaf Zawacki-Richter and Mark A. Nichols},
  journal={Br. J. Educ. Technol.},
Reflecting on 50 years of educational technology research, a content and authorship analysis was conducted of 1777 research article titles and abstracts, published in the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET) from 1970 to Issue 3, 2018. A text‐mining tool (Leximancer) was used to identify key concepts and themes emerging throughout each of the five decades, which were then compared to those found in a previous analysis of Computers & Education, as well as the most cited BJET… 

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