I just read this article about Carnegie Melon to begin experimenting with blended learning. The article mentions that the f2f class time will meet with smaller groups instead of the whole class.
This sounds interesting but I am curious about the "seat time regulations". If blended course meets f2f once a week, for an hour and thirty minutes, with 30 students, how different would it be for student to teacher interaction if the class instead met once a week for 30 minutes, but with only 10 students? Seems like the students would have the same amount of face time, in a way. I think the article mentioned that the class would be divided into groups based on skill level. What is everyone's thoughts on this?
Here is the article: