Learning Lab | Designing Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) Courses to Support Multimodal Learning Environments

Part 1: May 6 | 12:00–1:30 p.m.ET
Part 2: May 8 | 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET
Part 3: May 13 | 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET
Part 4: May 20 | 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET

Overview

HyFlex (hybrid-flexible) courses provide an effective method to serve classroom-based students and online students in the same course with the same instructor. HyFlex courses usually provide students with the choice of attending scheduled classroom meetings or online meetings (asynchronous and/or synchronous) on a regular basis, allowing student choice in participation mode and preparing institutions for instructional continuity if classroom access is not possible. Well-designed HyFlex courses can provide a rich learning environment that improves and enhances the class experience for all students, whether online or in the classroom.

Learning Outcomes:

NOTE: You will be asked to complete assignments in between the live sessions that support the learning outcomes stated below. You will receive feedback and constructive critique from facilitators.

  • Identify the opportunities and needs for HyFlex approaches in your setting.
  • Use the recommended design framework and process for building and implementing a HyFlex course to create an initial high-level design plan.
  • Plan for evaluating the impact of this approach on student learning and other metrics of interest in your context.

Facilitators

Photo of Brian Beatty
Professor of Instructional Design and Technology
San Francisco State University
Photo of Cathy Littlefield
Professor & Department Chair, Business
Peirce College
Photo of Stephanie Donovan
Associate Provost
Peirce College