Abstract—Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are open
courses offered to an indefinite number of participants and
accessible through virtual learning environments. These
courses have been the subject of research all over the world.
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the scientific production
on Massive Open Online Courses in journals indexed in
Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science and Elsevier’s Scopus. The
sample is composed by 1908 articles in total. The results
obtained by bibliometric analysis showed that the publication
continue to increase, in which journals they are published,
which are the organizations and countries that publish the most,
and which are the most cited articles. We concluded that since
Massive Open Online Courses are a reality, there still seems to
be a possibility for evolution in good quality publications.
Index Terms—Massive open online courses, MOOCs, bibliometrics, data analysis.
Sónia Rolland Sobral is with REMIT, Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Sónia Rolland Sobral, "Massive Open Online Courses: A Bibliometric Review," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 205-211, 2021.Copyright © 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).