HyFlex Learning Community Building the Hybrid-Flexible Future Together
Update: August 6, 2021

Topics:  Supporting Students Mode Choice | Gathering (webinar) | Workshop Opportunity | Recent Blog Posts



We've all been working hard to prepare for our upcoming fall term, and as we continue to see shifts in plans, policies, and public health-related in-person requirements, we need to stay agile and flexible in planning as much as ever. Resilience is quickly becoming one of the most important characteristics we bring to our experiences in education in every role: student, faculty, and administrative staff. This month we're sharing a link to a new interactive and dynamic resource for sharing ideas and language to support students choosing among the various modes your HyFlex course offers. Supports like these can help us support resilience in students.

Supporting Students' Mode Choice

"What mode should I participate in today?" might be something your HyFlex students ask themselves every day or week your class meets. Last month in the HLC webinar, we shared a Google doc with ideas on ways to support students asking this question - and suggested language that you can use, revise, download, etc. Now that Google doc is available embedded in a new page on the HLC website:  https://www.hyflexlearning.org/choosing_a_mode/

Members are able to view the doc, add their comments and make changes (yes, it is editable), download and use as they desire in their own contexts. Please add your great ideas for all of us to share!

Gathering Online August 20, 2021

We are hosting our next HyFlex Learning Community gathering (online) on August 20, 2021 from 11:00am-12:00pm PT.  This month, we are discuss Learning Environment Modeling Language (LEML), a graphic-based system used to visually show the structure and flow of a lesson or course. When used in conjunction with traditional lesson plans, course designers can quickly see gaps in the course for content, activities, and assessments that provide information, dialogue, feedback, practice, and evidence. In addition to initial course design, LEML may be a helpful tool for transitioning your course from one delivery mode to another. LEML employs five building blocks that contain both a description and a method for each icon in the course map or blueprint. Arrows are used to show process flow and communication direction. We invite you to join our conversation about using LEML in the context of HyFlex design, to help faculty new to course design efficiently and effectively transition courses. Bucky Dodd of Lx Studio based at the University of Central Oklahoma is credited with creating LEML and Learning Experience Modeling (LEM).


We are using the GoToMeeting web conferencing system and have capacity for approximately 250 participants. To reserve a seat, please use this Eventbrite link to register for the webinar and receive the event link through email. [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hyflex-learning-community-gathering-august-2021-registration-166213409783] The gathering event is open to all who register - members and future members alike :)


HyFlex Course Design Workshop August 16-20, 2021

Our next HyFlex Course Design workshop is scheduled for August 16-20, 2021. This fully online workshop is hosted in our own LMS site, is facilitated by several members of the HLC team, and consists of five 90-minute synchronous sessions throughout the week, supported by online resources and asynchronous discussion activities each day. Fully asynchronous participation is also supported. For full description and the opportunity to  enroll, visit https://www.hyflexlearning.org/workshops/ .


If you'd like information on how to register groups or pay for registration other than with a credit card, please contact us at hyflexlearning@gmail.com

Recent Blog Posts

View the entire blog here: https://www.hyflexlearning.org/blog/ Click from the list below to read each post at the blog site. Only HLC members are allowed to post blog comments, but  everyone can read any post and associated comments.

August 1, 2021 - Glori Hinck
Accessibility and HyFlex Learning
Accessibility is an important key concept related to the HyFlex delivery model. Accessibility can be viewed as having several meanings in this context. First, students need to be equipped with…
July 26, 2021 - Jeanne Samuel
Assessment Efficiency and Effectiveness
One barrier to HyFlex adoption is the time it takes to curate, create, or adapt content for multiple learning modes. In addition, being present in class for multiple modes can…
July 20, 2021 - Brian Beatty
Instructional Continuity "by Design"
Note: this post is derived from the end of Chapter 2.3 of “The HyFlex Book” (full reference below) I am revisiting this story now because our recent global experience with…
July 12, 2021 - David Rhoads
Overwhelmed with HyFlex? Start Simple and Go From There
While I wholeheartedly believe that HyFlex is the future of higher education, I also believe that many professors are intimidated by the prospect of designing and teaching a Hyflex course…
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