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An Instructor and Two Teaching Assistants Share Their Experiences with Blended Instruction

  • Author(s): Mahtash Esfandiari
  • Ching-Ti Liu
  • Mike Choe
  • et al.

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.

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