Abstract—Research on the blended learning approach in
graduate studies has started since 1997. Thereafter, researchers
in various subject areas have widely investigated the term
blended learning. This paper thus seeks to analyze scientific
literature, especially for graduate studies, published on the
blended approach. All the literature published about blended
approach in graduate studies was gathered using the Scopus
database. The data was analyzed using Microsoft Excel.
Standard bibliometric analysis was used to create the growth of
publications and the citation analysis. A total of 801 documents
were found based on the search results. Since 2004, the growth
rate of literature on blended learning in graduate studies has
accelerated radically. Journal articles and conference papers
accounted for most of the publications, which were mostly
written in English and Spanish. Most of the studies were
conducted in the fields of social science and computer science.
E-learning, online learning, collaborative learning and flipped
classroom were among the most frequently used keywords.
Most of the blended learning research in graduate studies was
carried out in the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United
States. This paper presents the literature's evolution in the
blended learning approach in graduate studies and identifies
current research interest and the potential future research
Index Terms—Blended learning, graduate studies, postgraduate, bibliometric analysis.
Rusdi Omar, Narentheren Kaliappen, and Kamarul Azman Khamis are with Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government, School of International Studies & Research Institute for Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore (UUM-ITS), Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia (Corresponding author: Narentheren Kaliappen and Kamarul Azman Khamis; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dwi Sulisworo is with the Department of Educational Management Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Rusdi Omar, Narentheren Kaliappen, Kamarul Azman Khamis, and Dwi Sulisworo, "Blended Learning Approach in Graduate Studies: A Bibliometric Analysis from 1997-2021," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 11, no. 11, pp. 546-552, 2021.Copyright © 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).