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IJIET 2017 Vol.7(9): 673-678 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.9.952

Review on Blended Learning: Identifying the Key Themes and Categories

Wei Zhang and Chang Zhu

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: wei.zhang@vub.ac.be).
Chang Zhu is with Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium (e-mail: chanzhu@vub.ac.be).


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.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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