Analyzing trends in academic papers about ubiquitous virtual worlds in education using text mining

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Aliane Loureiro Krassmann Fabrício Herpich Magda Bercht Sílvio Cesar Cazella


Contemporary teaching and learning processes increasingly require exploration and discovery activities, rather than the organized sequence of methods used in the twentieth century. This paper aims to describe a research that uses text mining techniques on a corpus composed of 10 current academic papers about educational ubiquitous’ Virtual Worlds, aiming to obtain indications about the main trends in terms of development and applications in the area. As a result, some directions have been extracted and analyzed, which revealed research opportunities in the educational field.

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KRASSMANN, Aliane Loureiro et al. Analyzing trends in academic papers about ubiquitous virtual worlds in education using text mining. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 4, p. 157-170, may 2017. ISSN 2411-2933. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 29 may 2017.


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