A Literature Review to Explore E-Learning in Universities

Authors

  • Teresa Anna Rita Gentile University of Catanzaro
  • Ernesto De Nito University of Salerno
  • Rocco Reina University of Catanzaro
  • Anna Maria Melina University of Catanzaro

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19245/25.05.pij.5.1.4

Keywords:

E-learning, universities, design of e-learning, e-learning design, higher education

Abstract

The article aims to provide a literature review on e-learning and e-learning design in the university context. The aim, more precisely, is to investigate the type of attention that researchers give to e-learning and e-learning design and what are the next trends in e-learning in the university context. The literature review focused on the analysis of two international journals: Internet and Higher Education (I&HE) and Computer & Education (C&E). These journals have been selected from an international ranking on the SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) portal. The investigation takes place at two specific times: (1) a first selection based on keywords on the journal sites; (2) a second selection phase to choose the most consistent studies through abstract analysis. This research makes it possible to contribute, through a review of the literature, to make a mapping of the evolution of e-learning design and e-learning studies within universities at international level, taking as a survey reference a fairly long period of time in the analysis of the articles (from 1997 to 2018).

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2020-05-23

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Gentile, T. A. R., De Nito, E., Reina, R., & Melina, A. M. (2020). A Literature Review to Explore E-Learning in Universities. PuntOorg International Journal, 5(1), 42-55. https://doi.org/10.19245/25.05.pij.5.1.4