What should be counted as equivalent participation in a HyFlex course?

When designing different types of courses, especially those that are HyFlex, it is extremely important to start with the establishment of clear and measurable course learning objectives (Check out this resource from UNC Charlotte). Once your learning objectives have been established, you can proceed to create participation/engagement activities that best match each of the delivery […]

Outdoor HyFlex is a Safe and Interactive Way to Teach

We should have known that the return to teaching normalcy would be fraught with obstacles, and one of the biggest is the mask. The mask, along with its cohort, the plexiglas barrier, may be helpful in limiting transmission of airborne pathogens. However, these devices may also be limiting communication. They muffle voices, hide facial expressions, […]

HyFlex & Micro-Moments

As we moved to emergency remote learning last year, it became evident that the digital divide was wider than we knew. Importantly, we learned that it was not limited to our learners, but also applied to our faculty. Although Delgado Community College first piloted HyFlex in 2015, we did not have enough HyFlex adoption at […]

Connecting students through common activities and shared experience.

Originally posted on November 12, 2010 by Brian Beatty We know that communities are formed when people with a shared goal are connected to each other as they complete common activities and share meaningful experiences. Learning communities are formed among people trying to learn in order to know and/or to do something they can’t do right now. We […]

Topical Discussions: Generative Learning Activities Focused on Course Content

Originally posted on March 26, 2010 by Brian Beatty I use the HyFlex course design for graduate seminar classes; the only classes I teach right now. Each of these courses delivers/explores a body of content and requires students to read lots of information and make some sense of it, building their knowledge as they go. (Sound familiar?) Most […]

Reflections: A Shared Experience to Connect Students

Originally posted on March 22, 2010 by Brian Beatty One assignment in every graduate course I teach is to post weekly to a reflection forum. Here is a recent assignment description for the reflection post, an excerpt from the course syllabus: Weekly you will post your thoughts about the class, your project and the instructional design field in […]

Discussions drive connections among students

Originally posted on March 18, 2010 by Brian Beatty In a HyFlex course, the online discussions are a primary means of connecting students who complete class activities online and offline (in-person, in class).  Though a natural connection point is course content, in general, content itself is not interactive. Students can just as easily read a text, watch a […]