An Analysis of the Research Trends in Blended Learning Methods in Teaching College English Reading Courses
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Blended learning
College English reading courses



Submitted : 2023-07-30
Accepted : 2023-08-14
Published : 2023-08-29


Curtis J. Bonk defined blended learning as a combination of face-to-face and computer-assisted online learning instruction since it was gradually formed after the emergence of the Internet [1,2]. Breen pointed out that blended learning is a learning method that combines online and offline learning activities and resources [3]. The blended learning approach is popular in school and e-learning. Moreover, it is one of the important trends in promoting higher education reform in the coming years. Therefore, it has attracted the attention of international researchers [4]. In this paper, 42 articles in Scopus (established by international institutions) and 30 articles in CNKI (found by Chinese mainland institutions) on the query of “college English reading blended learning” in the field of education were analyzed. Furthermore, CiteSpace software was used to analyze the research hotspots and trends with the keyword clusters and citations that occurred in the last two decades (1999 to 2022) to foresee future research prospects.


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