Defining HyFlex: What Does It Mean for the Future of Higher Education?
The pandemic has driven digital transformation across all of higher education. The experience has been a whirlwind of changes for all, resulting in much innovation in teaching and learning. Students and faculty came back to campus, and we all become comfortable with the dual perspective of face-to-face and online teaching happening at the same time. It is time to take a look at the future and determine the best approach to hybrid learning. This panel will focus on the definition of hybrid learning and what classrooms should look like for the future. What is each institution's definition of HyFlex, and why does it vary so much? The panel will focus on the need to holistically support all types of interaction, from LMS, synchronous tools, and new entrants that appeared across the pandemic period. What will be the best standard for the classroom, and what features are needed to really embrace this new world of hybrid, flexible education?