Thematic Patterns in International Blended Learning Literature, Research, Practices, and Terminology
Online Learning Volume 21, Number 4, ISSN 2472-5749
The goal of this research was to discover and compare themes of the top blended learning (BL) articles from seven different regions of the world. Top cited articles in BL from these regions show strong similarities in research processes, practice, terminology, and focus. Small differences are apparent among the regions and top articles in general, but similar patterns demonstrate that themes might promote collaboration and exchange between regions and that the most cited articles from around the world could fit well within the topical, research, and publication practices of the field. Our results suggest that although different regions must have their own nuances and needs, they have much in common, with considerable potential to learn from one another and collaborate on shared interests.
Spring, K.J. & Graham, C.R. (2017). Thematic Patterns in International Blended Learning Literature, Research, Practices, and Terminology. Online Learning, 21(4), 337-361.