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 Professor of Instructional Design and Technology in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University. Previously (2012 – 2020), Brian was Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Operations at San Francisco State University (SF State), overseeing the Academic Technology unit and coordinating the use of technology in the academic programs across the 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. Read Dr. Beatty’s CV here.
Cathy M. Littlefield, Ed.D., M.B.A., serves Peirce College in the capacity of Professor and Faculty Chair of the Business Division and joined Peirce College in 2012. As faculty Chair of the Business Division, Dr. Littlefield oversees the Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, and Organizational Leadership programs.
Melanie Lefebvre has been working as a HyFlex Professor for the Community and Health Services Navigation program at Cambrian College since 2018. She is on track to complete her Masters of Education with a specialization in Post-Secondary Studies in August, 2021 through the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Follow Melanie on Instagram @ProfvocateMel
Dr. Jeanne Samuel is the Dean of their Global Online Division for Fletcher Technical Community College in Schriever, LA. Jeanne is very interested in game theory for learning and assessment for learning. As a lifelong techie, she has spent decades providing both technology support and teaching in the fields of technology and computing.
Dr. David Rhoads is currently serving as the Director of Teaching Excellence and Digital Pedagogy at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California and has been teaching in the areas of leadership and educational technology for nearly a decade. David is passionate about helping faculty maximize face to face and online learning opportunities so their students can gain the most benefit from their instruction.
Dr. Glori Hinck is an Instructional Designer and Research Manager for the St. Thomas eLearning and Research Center (STELAR) at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis/St. Paul. In this role, she helps drive educational innovation and supports faculty in the design and delivery of online and blended courses, including HyFlex.