IJIET 2020 Vol.10(2): 135-139 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2020.10.2.1352

Research Topics and Future Trends on Maker Education in China Based on Bibliometric Analysis

Qianfei Tian, Juan Zhang, Chuan Tang, Lina Wang, Junmin Fang, and Zhiqiang Zhang

Abstract—Maker spaces are expanding all over the world, with the development of modern information technologies such as cloud computing, big data, open source software, 3D printing, digital sensors, distant communication, etc. Meanwhile, maker spaces and modern information technologies are transforming education to form a networked, digitalized and characterized system. This paper retrieves maker education publications from China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) Database, presents core authors and institutions of maker education research in China through bibliometric analysis and visualization methods by Citespace V, reveals three research stages, and discusses future trends of maker education research in China.

Index Terms—Maker education, bibliometric analysis, Citespace V, China, CNKI.

Qianfei Tian, Chuan Tang, Junmin Fang, and Zhiqiang Zhang are with Chengdu Library and Information Center, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, and Department of Library, Information and Archives Management, School of Economics and Management, University of Chinese Academy Sciences, Beijing, China (e-mail: tqf@clas.ac.cn, tangc@clas.ac.cn, fjm@clas.ac.cn, zhangzq@clas.ac.cn).
Juan Zhang and Lina Wang are with Chengdu Library and Information Center, Chengdu, Sichuan, China (e-mail: zhangj@clas.ac.cn, wangln@clas.ac.cn).

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Cite: Qianfei Tian, Juan Zhang, Chuan Tang, Lina Wang, Junmin Fang, and Zhiqiang Zhang, "Research Topics and Future Trends on Maker Education in China Based on Bibliometric Analysis," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 135-139, 2020.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
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  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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