Blended learning environments are now the norm in most information systems schools. Blended learning environments are constantly changing as a wide array of technical and social influences bear upon our universities and colleges. This study describes a widely based literature review of the blended learning environment, particularly as it pertains to information systems teaching and learning as well as implications for information technology planning for universities. This literature review was used as a platform for further research where information systems students and staff were surveyed on their use and preferences of the mix of online and campus-based learning environments. Even pure e-learners and partial online students would still appear to prefer campus-based instruction, if possible, even while enjoying the convenience and flexibility of the online e-learning learning environment. The pure e-learning environment, campus-only instruction and blended learning environment literature is discussed and evaluated for its usefulness for an optimal blended information systems learning environment.
Skelton, David, "Blended is Still Best: Review of Literature and Commentary on Optimal Learning Environments" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 615.