Late Majority: Conservatives are finally convinced of the need to change

Originally posted on February 4, 2011 by Brian Beatty The second, and last, majority group in most social organizations to adopt an innovation is called the “Late Majority.” You’ve probably heard the term “better late than never,” and that perfectly describes this group’s adoption timing. Late majority adopters are often the more conservative people in the organization, at […]

Early Adopters: Providing initiative and support for the first value-driven implementations

Originally posted on January 18, 2011 by Brian Beatty In my previous post I described the role of “First Adopters” – the techies – in the diffusion of innovation process applied to HyFlex teaching and learning. Their role is to find new ways to help students learn and faculty teach, with or without technology, without much regard to […]

Working with First Adopters – The “Techies”

Originally posted on January 13, 2011 by Brian Beatty The first people in your organization to adopt an innovative practice like HyFlex would fall into the “First Adopter” (or “Innovator”) category of Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovations conceptual model. In the world of technology, we might call these people “Techies.” (You may want to read Crossing the Chasm, by Geoffrey Moore […]

HyFlex Participation – Once again, graduate students attend class in-person most of the time

Originally posted on January 5, 2011 by Brian Beatty Another semester ends and more data is gathered on HyFlex participation. This semester, I had only one fully HyFlex course section, with a starting n=19 students. Most students finished the course very successfully, no matter which way they attended week by week. At the end of the semester, four […]

The Student Assistant Voice: Supporting Instructors in Using Hyflex

Originally posted on December 22, 2010 by Brian Beatty I asked a recent graduate to talk about her experience working with one of our faculty in creating a HyFlex version of his traditional classroom-delivered course. Here is what she said: “If you want to learn more about Hyflex or get hands-on experience organizing a course in an LMS, […]

Accelerate Adoption: Communicate within and among Faculty Peer Groups

Originally posted on December 15, 2010 by Brian Beatty Note: I advocate the HyFlex delivery approach for faculty, students, in courses or disciplines where instruction can be effective with both classroom and online delivery. This discussion is targeted at situations where HyFlex delivery make good sense, solving important problems or leveraging some significant new opportunity. It takes more than […]

You’re a change agent: Leverage the characteristics of HyFlex for specific contexts

Originally posted on November 30, 2010 by Brian Beatty Disclaimer Note: I am NOT advocating the HyFlex delivery approach for all faculty, all students, or in all courses or disciplines. This discussion is targeted at situations where HyFlex delivery does make sense, solving important problems or enabling some significant new opportunity. Faculty in the majority segments of an adoption […]

Expanding the reach of HyFlex within the faculty social system

Originally posted on November 19, 2010 by Brian Beatty If HyFlex course delivery makes sense for a particular context, it usually begins with individual faculty who are personally motivated and energized to try this approach to meet important goals associated with delivery mode. In my case, it was the need to maintain a quality classroom program and add […]