Multi-layer Analysis Regarding Massive Online Open Courses Attractiveness Towards Academic Environment

Ölga Bucovețchi, Radu D. Stanciu


Starting 2008 there was developed a new concept regarding eLearning – Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC). Its rapid growth is also reflected in research and development activities. In the current paper, we have attempted to analyze this academic interest between 2008 and 2016. A number of 3264 articles were collected from ISI Web of Science. The authors assess the attractiveness of MOOCs as an academic topic of discussion in terms of most cited papers, most cited authors, the co-citation networks (papers and countries). We applied bibliometric methods on collected publications by using CiteSpace as a tool for analyzing and visualizing the results.


bibliometric research, CiteSpace, eLearning, MOOC

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