HyFlex Learning from an Undergraduate Student’s Perspective: Positives and Pitfalls

HyFlex learning: the learning method none of us expected, nor was quite ready for. On March 12, 2020, my school, the University of St. Thomas, announced that we would be transitioning to online learning for a few weeks – maybe even longer. That following fall semester was when HyFlex learning kicked into high gear, giving […]

Ease and Convenience – Customer-centric Principle Two

Originally posted on January 5, 2012 by Brian Beatty Ease and Convenience – “What I Want, When and Where I Want It: I experience no hassles in my interactions; the company representative strives to meet me where I am at.” HyFlex courses implement this principle when they offer a range of participation options that meet the felt and […]

Setting Participation Expectations

Originally posted on October 13, 2011 by Brian Beatty Since the primary distinguishing factor among HyFlex participation options is the way students interact while learning, it makes sense to frequently clarify expectations as needed to ensure that all participants know what to expect and can make realistic choices about participation mode. Certainly the participation and communication protocols and […]

Student Responsibility for Learning

Originally posted on May 17, 2011 by Brian Beatty Who is responsible for student learning? Teacher? University or School? Student? Parent? Sponsors? We all know it depends greatly on the situation, and that responsibility for learning is shared among all the stakeholders. In graduate education, those stakeholders are primarily three: student, teacher, and school/program (curriculum control). One way […]

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 […]