Spring 2011 Participation Results are in!

Originally posted on June 29, 2011 by Brian Beatty

Another semester of HyFlex is completed in my core teaching class, ITEC 801. This semester I ran two sections combined into one large course section. One section was listed as “online” and the other as a traditional class. Students in both sections could attend the f2f session once a week (3 hours) or complete online activities.

Basic data summary: 20 students registered for the traditional section and 16 finished the course (did not withdraw). 12 students registered for the online section and 8 finished the course. Overall, 24 of 32 students completed the course successfully, 75%. I’m not happy with that, of course – my hope is that everyone who begins the course finishes it. I do know that several students signed up for the online section not sure if they’d have time to complete the course, and it turns out they didn’t have time even for the online work.

Participation: Of the completing students who registered for the traditional section (N=16), 68% attended f2f, 31% attended online, and 2% were absent, on average, during the semester. Of the completing students who registered for the online section (N=8), 49% attended f2f, 47% attended online, and 3% were absent, on average, during the semester. Overall, 62% of completing students (N=24) attended f2f, 36% attended online, and 2% were absent.

Use of flexibility option: Of the completing students who registered for the traditional class, 13 of 16 students attended at least one class online by their choice (I forced everyone online for one week of the semester), and 2 of 16 students attended every session online. Of the completing students who registered for the online class, only 3 of 8 students attended at least one class in person (I did not force everyone into the classroom for any week of the semester).

These findings are consistent with previous semesters. If you’d like to know more details, please ask!

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  • Brian Beatty

    Dr. Brian Beatty is Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University. At SFSU, Dr. Beatty pioneered the development and evaluation of the HyFlex course design model for blended learning environments, implementing a “student-directed-hybrid” approach to better support student learning.

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