The HyFlex Learning Community began with discussions of some of the authors of the Hybrid-Flexible Course Design book who agreed that the rapidly growing Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) community needed more opportunities to learn from each other in a connected and community-coordinated way. We all have substantial experience with Hybrid-Flexible course and program design, even though we may use different terminology in our local contexts. Many of us have been pioneers in our institutions and have helped many understand HyFlex and begin teaching this way in their own courses and programs. After completing a substantial needs assessment in late 2020, this site was designed and launched in the winter and spring of 2021.
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.