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Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: A Bibliometric Approach

K. Kavitha , V. P. Joshith , Neethu P Rajeev , Asha S

The world eagerly anticipates advancements in AI technologies, with substantial ongoing research on the potential AI applications in the domain of edu.


  • Pub. date: July 15, 2024
  • Online Pub. date: April 15, 2024
  • Pages: 1121-1137
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The world eagerly anticipates advancements in AI technologies, with substantial ongoing research on the potential AI applications in the domain of education. The study aims to analyse publications about the possibilities of artificial intelligence (AI) within higher education, emphasising their bibliometric properties. The data was collected from the Scopus database, uncovering 775 publications on the subject of study from 2000 to 2022, using various keywords. Upon analysis, it was found that the frequency of publications in the study area has risen from 3 in 2000 to 314 in 2022. China and the United States emerged as the most influential countries regarding publications in this area. The findings revealed that “Education and Information Technologies” and the “International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning” were the most frequently published journals. “S. Slade” and “P. Prinsloo” received the most citations, making them highly effective researchers. The co-authorship network primarily comprised the United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and China. The emerging themes included machine learning, convolutional neural networks, curriculum, and higher education systems are co-occurred with AI. The continuous expansion of potential AI technologies in higher education calls for increased global collaboration based on shared democratic principles, reaping mutual advantages.

Keywords: Artificial intelligence, bibliometric analysis, higher education, Scopus, VOSviewer.

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