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ERIC Number: EJ1163433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2472-5749
Thematic Patterns in International Blended Learning Literature, Research, Practices, and Terminology
Spring, Kristian J.; Graham, Charles R.
Online Learning, v21 n4 p337-361 Dec 2017
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Europe; Africa; North America; South America
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