An Instructor and Two Teaching Assistants Share Their Experiences with Blended Instruction
As the rate of enrollment in lower division classes continue to grow at UCLA, it has become more challenging to maintain the quality of instruction, student-teacher interaction, and constructive methods of student evaluation. The College of Letters and Science at UCLA is looking into blended instruction, combining technology and customary teaching methods, as a solution to this dilemma. To that end, in 2004 the College awarded three departments including Statistics grants to conduct case studies to examine the potential of blended instruction as a possible solution to the problem described above. In Winter 2005 blended instruction was implemented in Statistics 10, which has the highest enrollment rate (around 1700-1800 per year) in the department.