Using Virtual Reality in Education: a bibliometric analysis

Jacobo Roda-Segarra, Santiago Mengual-Andrés, Rosabel Martínez-Roig


Virtual Reality includes different technologies through which a user can experience a virtual world created in 3 dimensions by computer. Although its adoption has been slow, since the devices required to access virtual reality were expensive, there have been experiences in education since the 1990s. The present study carries out a bibliometric study in which 1074 articles related to the use of virtual reality in education from 1990 to the beginning of 2021 have been analyzed. It has been studied, from a quantitative point of view, the evolution of the annual scientific production, collaboration and production of authors, nationalities and sources of the articles. An analysis of citations, co-citations and bibliographical coupling has also been carried out.

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