CONTEMPORARY EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
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Knowledge gaps in education and ICT: A literature review in open access publications

Lizzeth Navarro-Ibarra 1 * , Omar Cuevas-Salazar 1, Alan Robles-Aguilar 1

CONT ED TECHNOLOGY, Volume 15, Issue 4, Article No: ep480

https://doi.org/10.30935/cedtech/13770

Submitted: 23 July 2023, Published Online: 10 October 2023

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Abstract

The aim of the present study is to find new emerging lines of research in education with the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). To this end, we carried out a meta-analysis selecting an index, which contained scientific articles, and which provided free access to complete documents. The search covered five years, 2017-2021 in which 748 were identified. For the analysis the articles were read in order to identify information and record it. Previously, categories were established such as the date, country, continent, language, level of schooling or demographics of the population of publication and the kind of study and area of research. With respect to the demographics we identified that the aged were the category, which had been studied the least. With reference to years of schooling, pre-school and graduate levels had the fewest articles. That said, we found that the majority of the articles were aimed at education and technology in general. However, it is important to point out that the areas with limited research such as autism, rural area, inclusive education, disabilities, cyberbullying, Indigenous affairs, social exclusion, and down syndrome. These findings show the emerging lines of research to which studies should be expanded with further knowledge.

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