20 Years & 10 Researcher Quotes: Blended Learning Meaning Defined

By Keith Michael Howard | Last Updated: September 18, 2021

In Episode #2 of The New Curriculum Specialist podcast, I found out the hard way that defining blended learning’s meaning can be frustrating!

Instead of relying on one definition, I went back and found 10 research quotes from the last 20 years to give an overview of how the term has evolved from its first mention to its current definition.

In the end, I conclude that blended learning is:

“Blended learning is an umbrella term that describes throwing the kitchen sink of technology, pedagogy, and psychology at optimizing learning in any classroom context.”

-Keith Michael Howard, 2021

But don’t take my word for it. I’d urge you to check out the Blended Learning Meaning Defined Google slides and make up your own mind!


Hi, I'm Keith, an education technology innovator and host of The New Curriculum Specialist. But I wasn’t either of those things 2 years ago. Then 2020 happened. To adapt, I learned a little bit of code and things have really taken off from there. Not that bad for a guy who failed Math 6 times.

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