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, 0000-0002-5862-4145

Max Alejandro Huaranja Montaño

Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal. Perú,

Alejandro F. Rodríguez

Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial Universidad de Talca. Chile.


Rubén Tovar Brandan

Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima –Perú,

Andy Williams Chamoli Falcon

Universidad de Huánuco, Perú,

Cristian Fernan Muñoz Muñoz

Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios, Uniminuto. Colombia,


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