IJIET 2020 Vol.10(6): 476-481 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2020.10.6.1410

Global Research Trends in Robot Education in 2009-2019: A Bibliometric Analysis

Kaiqin Yang, Xin Liu, and Guang Chen

Abstract—With the continuous development of science and technology and the advent of artificial intelligence era, the practice and application of robot education are becoming more and more common. Educational robots have become an important educational resource in today's society, attracting the interest of teachers and researchers. Today, robot education is not only an important way to enhance students' digital competencies in the information society, but also a valuable tool for cultivating students' cognitive and social skills. This paper uses VOSviewer software to visually analyze the literature of robot education research in Web of Science for the past ten years. The research hotspots mainly focus on the cultivation of students' computational thinking, the teaching practice of robot education, the teaching tools of robots, and the environment.

Index Terms—Research frontier, robot education, visual analysis.

Kaiqin Yang and Guang Chen are with School of Education and Technology, Beijing Normal University, China (e-mail: 17610249581@163.com, guang@drgchen.com). Xin Liu is with Preschool Education Institute, Beijing Normal University, China (e-mail: 1063452463@qq.com).

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Cite:Kaiqin Yang, Xin Liu, and Guang Chen, "Global Research Trends in Robot Education in 2009-2019: A Bibliometric Analysis," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 476-481, 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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