Big Data Irruption in Education / Irrupción del Big Data en la Educación
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Matas Terrón, A., Leiva Olivencia, J. J., & Franco Caballero, P. D. (2020). Big Data Irruption in Education / Irrupción del Big Data en la Educación. Pixel-Bit. Revista De Medios Y Educación, 57, 59–90.


Introduction: The objective is to analyse the production of scientific articles on Big Data in Education from 2013 to 2018, as well as to identify the most frequently used keywords in those articles.

Methodology: The publications of the Scopus database were consulted using a search algorithm based on pre-established criteria. Through a quantitative procedure, including text mining, different aspects of the production of research articles on Big Data in Education were analysed: citations, authors, journals, and topics covered.

Results: The results show an increase in production over Big Data in Education from 2015, as well as a change in trend in the subjects dealt with, going from studies focused on Psychology and Behaviour to studies focused on Education.

Discussion: There is a real interest in this field of research, and the usage in the Educational System will change the pedagogical mentality and in the training centres.


Introducción: El objetivo de este documento es analizar la producción de artículos científicos sobre “Big Data” en Educación desde 2013 hasta 2018, además de identificar las palabras clave más frecuentes en esos artículos.

Metodología: Se consultaron publicaciones en la base de datos Scopus usando un algoritmo de búsqueda basado en un criterio pre-establecido. A través de un proceso cuantitativo, incluyendo la minería de textos, fueron analizados diferentes aspectos de la producción de artículos de investigación sobre Big Data en Educación: citas, autores, revistas y temas fueron considerados.

Resultados: Los resultados muestran un incremento de producción sobre Big Data en Educación desde 2015, al igual que un cambio en la tendencia de los temas tratados, partiendo de estudios enfocados en Psicología y comportamiento, llegando a estudios más enfocados en Educación.

Discusión: Hay un gran interés en este campo de investigación y su aplicación en el Sistema Educativo cambiará su mentalidad pedagógica, además de la de los propios centros formativos.
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