Overwhelmed by three modalities at once?

Are you considering adding HyFlex to your course delivery offerings? But find yourself a bit overwhelmed? Is the availability of classroom technology holding you back? Budgets are tight? Technology is expensive? While some HyFlex courses “offer three paths for learning: 1) in the classroom, 2) learning synchronously online with a web conferencing tool like zoom, […]

Build to Pivot

The ongoing pandemic combined with global warming-related natural disasters has introduced a measure of uncertainty into how to best build courses to ensure instructional continuity. The HyFlex model of course delivery can reduce this uncertainty by structuring courses for in-person delivery when circumstances allow while also supporting fully online delivery- synchronously, asynchronously or both. The […]

Common Anxieties in Beginning HyFlex: Managing Workload

When asked, faculty and instructional designers often list the same concerns (anxieties, fears) about starting to teach or support HyFlex courses: Managing Workload, Learning to Teach Differently, Preventing Student Confusion and Chaos, Ensuring Student Success in All Modes, and Deficient Technology Resources. Do you (or did you) share any of these at the beginning of […]

Analyzing the Feasibility of HyFlex

Originally posted on February 15, 2013 by Brian Beatty If you are considering using the HyFlex approach in courses or programs, you are probably completing some sort of feasibility analysis before moving forward with detailed design, development or implementation. A careful analysis of needs, benefits, and costs is important. What questions should your feasibility analysis answer? (see the assess_need_hyflex (linked […]

Summarizing the Messages to Various Adoption Groups

Originally posted on February 22, 2011 by Brian Beatty Here is a summary of the last set of posts. First Adopters, or Techies: (Developers/discoverers of innovative practices) Risk tolerance: Very high General message: “This is new, and it may apply to your field or work!” HyFlex context: Faculty member or Academic Technology staff support person develops the capacity to teach both online […]

Laggards (Skeptics): What can you do with those whose heels are dug in and just won’t budge?

Originally posted on February 10, 2011 by Brian Beatty In most social organizations there is a small group of people who simply refuse to change their practices from the way they’ve always done something, even when the majority of their “peers” have adopted a new way. This group is the non-adopters, “Laggards” or “Skeptics,” and most of them will […]