Research Trend of Big Data in Education During the Last 10 Years


  • Binar Kurnia Prahani Universitas Negeri Surabaya
  • Irgy Redityo Dawana Universitas Negeri Surabaya
  • Budi Jatmiko Universitas Negeri Surabaya
  • Tan Amelia Universitas Dinamika



bibliometrics, big data, education, learning, Technology


Big Data research has rapidly developed in the last 10 years, making it an interesting topic to investigate to understand the trends and developments of Big Data in Education. This study aims to analyze source documents and state contributions, and visualize research trends on the subject of Big Data in education during the last 10 years and identify potential research topics related to Big Data in Education in the future. This study uses a literature review and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) method associated with bibliometric analysis using the Scopus and VOSViewer databases, through which 1,076 documents were obtained. The results of the bibliometric analysis show that Big Data research in education has increased significantly in the last 10 years. However, in the last year, it has decreased, this is the next challenge, and an opportunity for future research. The most common types of documents are conference papers, the source of most documents is conference proceedings, and the country that contributes the most is China. English is the most widely spoken language, and the authors with the highest contribution are Daniel, B. K. Further research related to Big Data can be used and implemented in the business world for Big Data analysis in education. Big Data can also be integrated with Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) which can be a further research opportunity that can be applied to education because analyzing Big Data requires STEM learning skills. Thus, this research recommends finding updates in the study of Big Data in education by integrating STEM in education because analyzing Big Data again requires STEM learning expertise. This study has limitations in using only one database, namely Scopus, to obtain research data. Therefore, it is recommended that Big Data in Education research be conducted using other databases besides Scopus to obtain more extensive data.




How to Cite

Prahani, B. K., Dawana, I. R., Jatmiko, B., & Amelia, T. (2023). Research Trend of Big Data in Education During the Last 10 Years. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 18(10), pp. 39–64.