You can read an interesting article about engineering and teaching in blended models here.
Here is a pull-quote:
“Classroom hybridization – also called flipping the lecture – is cropping up in engineering curricula throughout the country, from lone instructors experimenting with the approach to department-wide efforts. Says Fisher: “Our students have been exploiting online content for their education for a long, long time, [while] instructors are just beginning to.” The competition from strictly online courses has also had an impact, observes Eric Holloway, managing director of Purdue’s School of Engineering Education.’MOOCs put pressure on all universities to figure out their story on online education.'”