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A Bibliometric Analysis of Technology-based Foreign Language Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Direction for Indonesia Language Learning

Muhammad Fuad, Edi Suyanto, Sumarno, Ulul Azmi Muhammad, and Suparman

Abstract—During the COVID-19 pandemic, the process of Indonesia language learning is held in online in which it needs supporting technological tools and innovative learning approaches or models to create interactive and interesting learning process of Indonesia language. A bibliometric analysis was used to provide the bibliographic and bibliometric review related to the emerging trends of technology-based foreign language learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. VOSviewer and Publish or Perish (PoP) were some software employed to analyze the documents published between 2020 and 2022 from the Scopus database. The results revealed that there were 100 publications and 199 citations regarding the use of technology in foreign language learning in which the development of the number of publications and citations relatively fluctuated. Digital platforms such as learning management systems and social media applications were the trending technologies supporting the foreign language learning process. Subsequently, the trending foreign language learning in the COVID-19 pandemic implemented distance or online learning involving blended learning, mobile learning, or remote learning. Therefore, this study specifically implicates the Indonesian language learning in which teachers or lecturers can implement distance or online learning in teaching the Indonesian language to prevent the deployment of COVID-19 supported by digital platforms.

Index Terms—Bibliometric analysis, COVID-19, foreign language learning, Scopus, technology, VOSviewer.

Muhammad Fuad and Edi Suyanto are with the Department of Indonesia Language Education, Lampung University, Indonesia (e-mail: abuazisah59@yahoo.co.id, edisuyanto1963@gmail.com).
Sumarno is with the Department of Indonesia Language Education, Muhammadiyah University of Kotabumi, Indonesia (e-mail: sumarno@umko.ac.id).
Ulul Azmi Muhammad is with the Doctoral Program of Education, Lampung University, Indonesia (e-mail: spartauam.20@gmail.com).
Suparman is with the Department of Mathematics Education, Indonesia University of Education, Indonesia (e-mail: arman95@upi.edu).

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2021: 1.3), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref, etc.
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net

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