Abstract—Blended learning is getting popular nowadays.
Even though many studies have been conducted on online
learning, studies specifically on blended learning are still scarce.
This paper reports on a systematic literature review about
blended learning of 103 journal research articles. The purpose
of the review is to explore the status of blended learning
research, and identify their themes and categories according to
their contents. Twelve themes are identified of the articles
examined in this paper. Findings showed that these researches
mainly belong to six categories: design, strategy, factors,
evaluation, methodology and review. Researches in each
category are discussed in this paper. Future directions for
research are discussed.
Index Terms—Blended learning, review, themes, categories.
Wei Zhang was with Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium (e-mail: email@example.com).
Chang Zhu is with Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Wei Zhang and Chang Zhu, "Review on Blended Learning: Identifying the Key Themes and Categories," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 9, pp. 673-678, 2017.