Looking for fixed stars in the eLearning community: a research on referenced literature in SITE Proceeding Books from 1994 to 2001
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Authors: Cantoni, L. and Rega, I.
Editors: Cantoni, L. and McLoughlin, C.
Journal: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2004
This research aims to give an initial answer to the following question: is there in the eLearning research community a shared body of common knowledge (authors/journals/ etc.)? , and, in addressing this issue, aims to promote the growing of a common background, condition of main importance for the growing of the discipline itself. To reach this goal the authors analysed the Proceeding Books of the international conference SITE from 1994 to 2001. The corpus of data consisted of 21,908 reference items cited in 2,966 papers. The parameters analysed were: the most cited titles, the most cited authors, years in which referenced items were written, the most cited journals and the number of references retrievable online.