Current status of the e-learning research field: Challenges and opportunities in the e-learning research field during COVID-19 pandemic

Cecilia Monjaraz-Fraustro, Mariano Alberto Casas-Valadez, José Israel Ayala Aguilera, Luis Daniel López-Robles, Rubén Alvarez Diez, José Ricardo López-Robles


If we stop to think, most of the things we do today require us to be connected. Whether for work, shopping or even to socialize, there is always an alternative for routine tasks to be performed over the Internet. As expected, all this technological evolution even transformed teaching, with the implementation of a methodology called e-learning. This refers to the learning process that takes place over the Internet and with the support of technological tools. Among its advantages we can point out: Substantial savings, Empowerment of human talent, the semiotics of the medium helps the student and teacher in their digital transformation, Triple-A access: (Anywhere, Anyplace and Anytime) and can be adapted to particular needs. However, this educational advance has been accelerated by the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, applying educational innovation, too, has become a necessity to respond to the increased demand for educational services on digital platforms. Therefore, the objective of this research is to carry out an analysis of bibliometric networks to identify the intellectual structure of the e-learning research field during the COVID-19 pandemic, to learn more about its evolution, trends, research areas, authors, among others.


Electronic learning; e-learning; knowledge management; information and communication technologies; business intelligence; competitive intelligence; strategic intelligence; COVID-19

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