I am the first author on an article which appears this month in Distance Education. It is titled “An analysis of high impact scholarship and publication trends in blended learning”; more details are also here. The full prepublication draft is viewable here.
Here is the Abstract:
Blended learning is a diverse and expanding area of design and inquiry that combines face-to-face and online modalities. As blended learning research matures, numerous voices enter the conversation. This study begins the search for the center of this emerging area of study by finding the most cited scholarship on blended learning. Using Harzing’s Publish or Perish software (<ext-link xmlns:xlink=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink” ext-link-type=”uri” xlink:href=”http://www.harzing.com/pop.htm”>http://www.harzing.com/pop.htm</ext-link>), we determined the most frequently cited books, book chapters, and articles on the subject of blended learning, as well as the journals in which these highly cited articles appeared. Through these findings we offer some conclusions about where the conversations about blended learning are happening, which scholars are at the forefront of these conversations, and other emerging trends in blended learning scholarship.