TitelTechnology-Enhanced Education of English in Ubiquitous Context: An Overview of the Past 60 Years
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2022
Book TitleIntercultural Communication and Ubiquitous Learning in Multimodal English Language Education
AuthorsMeyran-Martinez, C, Bacca-Acosta, J, Buchner, J
EditorGarcía-Sánchez, S, Clouet, R
PublisherInformation Science Reference

The overview proposed in this chapter deals with the evolution of research in English Language Education linked to applied technologies, under the ubiquitous paradigm, over the past 60 years (1960-2021). Descriptive (authors, articles, citations) and relational (co-words, co-citation, co-author) bibliometric indicators are used to trawl a database of 5219 documents from Scopus. Bibliometrix R package, biblioshiny and VOSviewer analysis are handled to draw the trends of this area around the world. The findings demonstrate that main topics passed from ESL to technology education to the technology integration for learning processes. The trending topics for the field include mobile-assisted language learning, WhatsApp (and other social media), gamification, virtual reality and online learning. Well developed topics include motivation, writing and teacher education. Future research directions are also discussed.

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