Using the HyFlex Course Model to Provide a Quality On-Campus Education While Serving an Increasingly Online Student Population

Wednesday, February 11 | 11:15AM–12:00PM | California Pavilion Promenade, Second Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois has offered the LEEP distance education program since 1995. The program gained popularity, and more classes were offered via LEEP. The deprecation of on-campus class scheduling led to certain core curriculum only offered through LEEP. Students voiced concern over the lack of on-campus offerings to the school's Curriculum Committee. In an attempt to address the problem, a HyFlex model was explored in Spring of 2014 in one class. As of Fall 2014, this prototype has spurred the development of three classes now being offered in similar formats.

OUTCOMES: Understand the limitations of a focus on online course offerings * Understand the potential of HyFlex to best serve both student groups * Learn how GSLIS experimented with a HyFlex course model and receive findings from our fall 2014 classes


  • Sean Gordon

    Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign