The Negative Effects of Technology on Education: A Bibliometric and Topic Modeling Mapping Analysis (2008-2019)

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This study aims to analyze the scientific research that has addressed the negative impact of technology in the educational field. The research is implemented from a methodological approach based on the bibliometric mapping of the scientific production registered in the Web of Science in the period 2008-2019. To do this, indicators of growth, production, impact, topics, keywords, journal references, and analysis of co-citations of authors and co-authors are analyzed. This bibliometric approach is complemented by the analysis of the density, frequency and degree of centrality of the main terms associated with the difficulties and problems of technology in education located in the abstracts and discussion of results in the period 2016-2019. For this purpose, graph theory is developed, using the sigma, cytoscape and graphology libraries. The results show that, among the most common disadvantages linked to the use of technology in education, are: privacy problems, discerning reliable and relevant information, the time required for the preparation of educational materials, the negative impact on academic performance of the students, the lack of resources for its implementation in the classrooms and the infoxication. Finally, it should be noted that in the last three years, the negative impact of technology in the psychosocial field and its impact on teaching-learning processes are beginning to be analyzed in greater depth.
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Esta investigación se ha desarrollado con el apoyo del Proyecto I+D+I titulado: ''Gamificación y aprendizaje ubicuo en Educación Primaria. Desarrollo de un mapa de Competencias y recursos de enseñanza, aprendizaje y parentales “GAUBI”. (RTI2018-099764-B-100) (MICINN/FEDER) financiado por FEDER (Región Regional Europea Fondo de Desarrollo) y Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades de España.
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Vázquez-Cano, E., Parra-González, M.ª E., Segura-Robles, A., & López-Meneses, E. (2022). The negative effects of technology on education: a bibliometric and topic modeling mapping analysis (2008-2019). International Journal of Instruction, 15(2), 37-60.
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