VIRTUAL EDUCATION AS AN ENABLER OF AUTONOMOUS LEARNING
Received: 24.08.2021; Revised: 30.09.2021, Accepted: 06.11.2021, Published Online: 29.11.2021
Maribel Cecilia Rangel Magallanes
Universidad Privada de Tacna. Perú, email@example.com
Max Alejandro Huaranja Montaño
Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal. Perú, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alejandro F. Rodríguez
Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial Universidad de Talca. Chile.
Rubén Tovar Brandan
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima –Perú, email@example.com
Andy Williams Chamoli Falcon
Universidad de Huánuco, Perú, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cristian Fernan Muñoz Muñoz
Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios, Uniminuto. Colombia, email@example.com
A documentary review was carried out on the production and publication of research papers on the study of the virtual education variable as an enabler of autonomous learning. The purpose of the bibliometric analysis proposed in this document is to know the main characteristics of the volume of publications registered in Scopus database during the period 2015-2020 in Latin American countries, achieving the identification of 1700 publications. The information provided by said platform was organized by means of graphs and figures categorizing the information by Year of Publication, Country of Origin, Area of Knowledge and Type of Publication. Once these characteristics were described, the position of different authors regarding the proposed topic was referenced by means of a qualitative analysis. Among the main findings of this research, it is found that Brazil, with 694 publications, is the Latin American country with the highest production. The area of knowledge that made the greatest contribution to the construction of bibliographic material referring to the study of virtual education as a promoter of autonomous learning was computer science with 829 published documents, and the type of publication that was most used during the above-mentioned period was the journal article, which represents 46% of the total scientific production.
Keywords: virtual education, autonomous learning, Scopus database