A Systematic Review on the Effectiveness of Metacognitive Strategies and Multimodal Tools in Blended Learning English Language Classroom


  • M. Monika VIT University
  • Anitha Devi. V VIT University




blended learning, metacognition, multimodal tools, mixed-mode learning, hybrid Learning


Blended learning was considered to be an effective approach to language learning in various fields as it significantly increases the learner's autonomy, engagement, curiosity, and effective comprehension. In the past years, various experimental studies have been carried out to examine the positive outcome of blended learning among English language learners. Since 2000, various research studies have been carried out to analyze the strengths and limitations of the blended learning classroom. The purpose of the present study is to systematically review the research papers published on blended learning from the year 2010 to 2021. The study investigates the effectiveness of blended learning specifically in English language classrooms. Blended learning is highly reliant on the English language tools and strategies employed while teaching. Hence, the study analyses the various metacognitive strategies and English language-based multimodal tools used in the blended learning classroom. The study reviews the method, approach, and strategies used in the blended learning classroom. 25 quantitative studies were selected for the systematic review. The study uses “Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses” and Cochrane guidelines of systematic review to analyze the selected studies. Blended learning seems to be effective among English language learners and it has significantly developed students’ attention, academic achievement, student learning involvement, students engagement, active learning, student interaction, learning process, language proficiency, English language skills, learning motivation, improves concentration and provides a new learning experience. Nevertheless, variables like English language skills, various multimodal tools, and metacognitive strategies can significantly impact the effectiveness of the blended learning approach.

Author Biographies

M. Monika, VIT University

Department of English, School of Social Sciences and Languages

Anitha Devi. V, VIT University

Department of English, School of Social Sciences and Languages


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