A scientometric review of multimedia in teaching and learning of physics


  • Pascasie Nyirahabimana University of Rwanda-College of Education, African Center of Excellence for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science, Kayonza, Rwanda https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3679-2586
  • Evariste Minani University of Rwanda-College of Education, African Center of Excellence for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science, Kayonza, Rwanda
  • Mathias Nduwingoma University of Rwanda-College of Education, African Center of Excellence for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science, Kayonza, Rwanda
  • Imelda Kemeza Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0063-763X




multimedia, literature review, bibliometric analysis, physics


A subject of physics includes various complex and sophisticated concepts that pose a challenge for both instructors to teach and students to grasp the clarity in the subject. Many researchers have discussed this challenge toward adopting an appropriate approach to teach physics in the institution. Therefore, the study reviews the research articles towards multimedia in improving the knowledge delivery system of physics published in various standard databases/indexes. The study conducts a literature review based on five-stage methodology comprising of: (1) research article collection from the databases, (2) research article inclusion/exclusion norms, (3) reviewing the processed research articles, (4) analyzing the research articles to extract the information, and (5) inferring the extracted information to derive at the future research direction. The paper contributes to reviewing thirty-three research articles specific to the usage of multimedia towards improving the methodologies involved in teaching and learning physics. The core idea of this study is to extract the research gaps on the usage of multimedia in the current knowledge delivery system of the physics domain to provide future research directions. Further, a bibliometric analysis comprises co-occurrence of keywords, citation, and co-citation using VOSviewer software. It is followed by content analysis to analyze the research method and multimedia tool used. The study outcome shows that most of the existing work found is Quasi-experimental design-based or qualitative design-based. The study outcome also highlights various themes of accepted papers and research gaps on the usage of multimedia in the knowledge delivery system of the physics domain.


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How to Cite

Nyirahabimana, P., Minani, E., Nduwingoma, M., & Kemeza, I. (2022). A scientometric review of multimedia in teaching and learning of physics. LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 10(1), 89–106. https://doi.org/10.31129/LUMAT.10.1.1634